Kensington Wade is the first Early Years and Prep school in the UK to offer an immersive English and Chinese education from ages 3 to 11. It is the first Prep school in the UK to ensure a thorough grounding in Chinese, the most widely spoken native language in the world, while providing the best of English independent school education.
The school has been founded to respond to a surprising gap in the market – the lack of an English-Chinese dual language school that ensures a thorough grounding in Chinese, while providing the best of English independent school education. An increasing number of English schools are starting to offer a modest amount of Chinese language teaching but given the nature of the Chinese language and the demands of the existing curriculum, the time and energy devoted to learning Chinese is insufficient to learn both the language and the culture properly.
Kensington Wade is drawing upon the experience of Peking University College, a private international school headquartered in Beijing, China affiliated through one of China’s most prestigious universities – Peking University, with over 150 campuses throughout China.