Throughout its 270 year history, Kingswood School has been proud of staff and students who have left Kingswood and have used their experience at the school to inform their daily lives and influence those around them. Indeed in the Victorian era, Kingswood sent many of its teachers and former pupils overseas to set up a series of Wesley Colleges. This led to the development of a worldwide network of schools that share in the educational philosophy of John Wesley enshrined in his words;
Do all the Good you Can; in all the ways you can
Kingswood International Today
In December 2016 the Principal of the Foundation and Governors of Kingswood School created a subsidiary company Kingswood International Limited, to develop educational opportunities overseas. Former member of Kingswood’s Senior Management Team; Garrod Musto, was appointed as Acting Director of Kingswood International. Kingswood subsequently entered into a partnership with a Chinese partner; KSI Education (KSIE).
For the past three years Kingswood International have worked closely with KSIE to inform the strategy of developing Kingswood schools in China, developing school routines, and a fusion curriculum which supplements the existing compulsory Chinese education within grades 1-9 (Year 2-10 in UK). Within the Senior High School sector (grades 10-12), Kingswood also hopes to offer International qualifications such as IGCSEs and A levels. Since the end of 2016 Garrod has worked closely with the KSI Education team, developing opportunities for Kingswood in China and acting as an educational adviser for the Chinese company.
The development of Kingswood International Schools will directly benefit the current cohort of students in the mother school, as the revenue from such overseas activities will be used to fund assisted places of more students into Kingswood School Bath.
Kingswood International ShunYi, Beijing
Kingswood School is therefore delighted to announce the first phase of a school build in the ShunYi district of Beijing. Kingswood ShunYi is the first of a family of schools in China. It is currently focused on the delivery of primary school education , with aspirations to develop both a Junior and Senior High School in the future. It is also hoped that students from Kingswood Bath will be able to visit China and forge closer links with the wider family of Kingswood International schools.