New British Day & Boarding School for HCMC

Uppingham School will bring a leading UK school brand to Vietnam when it opens its first overseas campus in 2023. The new school will offer both day and boarding facilities.
New British Day & Boarding School for HCMC
By Carli Allan
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A prestigious UK school will open its first overseas campus in Vietnam in 2023. Uppingham School has partnered with Viet Capital Education to open a co-ed school with full boarding facilities in Ho Chi Minh City.

Uppingham Vietnam will offer a choice of day, weekly or full boarding to students aged 11-18 years.

The announcement follows news in September that Reigate Grammar School has partnered with an international school in Vietnam to open the first UK independent school in the country.  The International School of Vietnam (ISV) will be renamed Reigate Grammar School Vietnam, and it will adopt several aspects of RGS culture and life, including the introduction of an A Levels programme.

While many UK independent school schools have branched out with overseas campuses in countries such as the UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, none have expanded into Vietnam – until now. 

Uppingham School, which is located in a rural town in Leicestershire, offers a full boarding experience and broad curriculum to 800 students from across the UK and overseas. Founded in 1584, Uppingham was originally a boys-only boarding school, and alumni include comedian and actor Stephen Fry. Today, this co-ed school believes in breadth and flexibility, giving its students the freedom to follow a wide variety of paths to university – and a wide choice of A Level subjects. 


Dr Richard Maloney, Headmaster of Uppingham School, said:

“We are honoured and excited to be partnering with VCAM to open Uppingham’s first overseas school. Through this partnership we have the opportunity to design and build a state-of-the-art, purpose-built school which brings together the best of Uppingham and South-East Asia.
“Our relationship will establish strong educational ties between our two nations, and Uppingham Vietnam will bring myriad opportunities for everyone who is part of the global Uppingham community. Together, we can pioneer a defining educational vision for the 21st Century.”

Facilities will include art and science buildings, gym, swimming pool and sports pitches.


Viet Capital Education is an investment fund managed by Viet Capital Asset Management (VCAM).

Pho Pham, CEO of VCAM, said:

“We are honoured to work with Uppingham School, whose visionary leaders pioneered liberal art studies, music, and sports in modern education. Together we commit to build a world-class institution that nurtures tomorrow’s forward thinkers, debaters, and creators.
"We aspire for Uppingham Vietnam to become a true alternative for Vietnamese students who may otherwise have considered studying abroad at a top school in the UK or elsewhere.”

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