Welcome to the Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong 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.
We are a brand-new school, so there is not currently a waiting list yet. However, we are receiving a lot of interest. Currently, we are accepting pupils all through the year.
Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong offers a quintessential British Prep School education for Year 1 to Year 8. The school provides a holistic approach based on the British National Curriculum, complemented by a strong focus on Chinese language.
At least twelve different nationalities.
Not really. Most of our pupils are Hong Kong residents but the spread of nationalities is quite varied.
We have one teacher and one teaching assistant with every class. Each class can take a maximum of 20-24 pupils, so our ratio is around 1:10-12.
We are too new for this to be measurable yet, but this will follow in due course.
We are registered as a Common Entrance examination provider for those pupils who wish to apply to UK independent schools.
We are a British-style school for Hong Kong children. We believe in exciting children about their education. Our lessons are based on excellent, supportive teaching, requiring pupils to engage collaboratively in order to achieve ambitious outcomes. Our style is formal, polite and encouraging. Our teachers are all UK trained or similar and we teach the UK curriculum, although some content has been adapted for Hong Kong.
We recommend that no homework task should take any more than twenty minutes to complete. We do not teach any new concepts through homework.
Homework exists to help consolidate the day’s learning and to help develop good study habits for when pupils are older.
Yes, we agree that physical education and sports are very important to children. For our Key Stage One pupils, they have four days of PE lessons, each lesson is around 35 minutes. For our Key Stage Two pupils, they have two days of PE lessons, each lesson is around 70 mins. All kinds of sports are offered after school each day for two hours as ECAs.
We teach healthy living as a core strand of our PSHE lessons which are timetabled each week for every class. We offer a very physically active school day, with all kinds of sporting and kinetic activities, including yoga, different styles of dance, drama and martial arts. Amongst other things we offer the highest indoor climbing wall in a school in Hong Kong!
Yes, we encourage healthy eating at school. We work with an outside catering company, ‘The New Luncher’, that specialises in healthy and safe food for children. They make sure that all the ingredients used are natural and healthy for children.
We have a dedicated dining hall where our pupils can enjoy their catered lunches.
There will be a very small variation in price subject to the menu of our caterer.
We start the day at 8.10am and school ends at 3.00pm. We encourage our pupils to stay for extra-curricular classes or homework classes, which runs from 3.00pm – 5.00pm.
Yes, pupils must wear their uniform and school bag to school.
We have a school code based on safety, common sense and care and respect for others. Bullying is not tolerated.
Pupils receive feedback continuously via marking and 1-1 discussion with their teachers. Each child receives a printed termly report which pays equal attention to each pupil’s ‘Achievement’ and ‘Effort’.
Reports are issued at the end of each term. Parent feedback evenings are also held termly but at a different time.
We teach Chinese as our second language using Simplified characters in Putonghua. Any other language is available as an ECA activity if enough demand is there.
Yes, both consistently during school hours and as an optional ECA activity.
We support gifted, able and talented students by setting specific, targeted challenges in those areas where a pupil excels.
Yes, we have a full-time Learning Support Teacher (SENCO).
Each child is assessed separately, to decide whether we can offer an effective support strategy or not.
We have a SEN specialist at school taking care of pupils with special needs.
We have access to Educational Psychologists, should we need one.
We have a parent representative group.
Yes, we offer daily School Tours and information meetings to see the campus and meet our Headmaster and our Admissions team. Private meetings can easily be arranged upon request.
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