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ESF Bradbury School Q & A

Part of the ESF group, Bradbury School delivers a IB-focused primary education to students living in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district.
At a glance
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
not_interested No
Availability 2021/22
not_interested No
Annual fee average
HKD 113,000
Annual fees
HKD 115,800 - 98,500
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
1975
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Kate Gower
Owner
English Schools Foundation (ESF)
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Welcome to the ESF Bradbury School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

Bradbury School offers a caring environment, providing children with an all round education of the very highest quality. The calibre of all of our staff and the positive, encouraging approach in our classrooms produce outstanding results. We encourage our children to become independent thinkers who care about the world around them, through an active sustainability approach; and who develop the skills to become learners and leaders. We place a high importance on partnership with parents and see this as a cornerstone to how we operate on a daily basis. Our Parent Teacher Association is active and hardworking, contributing much to the life of our school. We are governed by a knowledgeable School Council.

Bradbury School is an IB World School, and is a member of The Association of China and Mongolia International Schools Association (ACAMIS). We use the Primary Years Programme (PYP) as the basis of our instruction and to underpin our beliefs as expressed in our school mission statement – to inspire learners, inquire together and to enhance our world. At the same time, we place a high value on our students becoming numerate and literate in a 21st century learning environment, embracing an extended concept of these areas that new technologies offer us. Chinese is taught to all students, with levels of instruction adjusted according to ability.

Our school has excellent resources, offering a number of specialist subjects in dedicated spaces. We have a state of the art library, which is seen as the hub of inquiry throughout the school. In addition, we have a full gymnasium, school hall, music room, including soundproof studios, netball courts, a variety of large adventure playgrounds installed across various levels, undercover play areas, a large free form sandpit and art studio. Bradbury has an extensive sports programme and offers amongst others, rugby, netball, cricket, soccer, swimming, basketball and running, as well as other activities such as judo and kick boxing. The school makes provision for 21 children with moderate learning difficulties through a Learning Support Programme and we believe in a full inclusion approach for all of our students.

For parents wishing their children to enter Year 1, Central Application is open from 1 to 30 September of the year before they want their children to enter the school. Application for all years are open throughout the year. Applicants will be invited to an admissions interview when places become available. Please check this website for immediate or expected student places: www.esf.edu.hk/applyesf-school/

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

ESF serves 17,770 students who represent a range of ethnicities and over 75 nationalities.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

HKSAR permanent residents

Does your school have a waiting list?

Yes

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

What is your medium of instruction?

English

Which other languages are taught?

Chinese and others

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

IB PYP

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

In 2019, 23 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide. The average score worldwide was 29.8 points compared to an average score of 35.6 for ESF students. For more information, please visit this website: www.esf.edu.hk/university-destinations/

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

Learning Support Classes are available to cater for students with individual needs.

Please provide comprehensive details of how well your school did in external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

Please visit this website for public exam results of ESF students: www.esf.edu.hk/public-exam-results/

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

Yes

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

Yes

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes

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