A school is a community in which children extend their relationships outside the family for the first time. At Kensington Wade we believe that the school joins with the family to pass on civilization to the next generation and to help each girl and boy develop the attitudes and skills to take part in this civilization. Thus our pupils gain not only knowledge, but also the ability to use and develop knowledge. They learn the fundamental rules of language, mathematics and science and also how to behave, how to cooperate, how to learn and how to take action.
Good behaviour and discipline are key foundations for a good education. We expect and insist on the highest standards of behaviour throughout our school. Courtesy, integrity, good manners and respect for the needs of others, together with self discipline and a proper respect for authority, are encouraged at all times and are important if we are to make our school a true, caring community and nurture well rounded children, equipped to be the leaders of the future. We place great emphasis on praising children for politeness and kindness to others.
Our pupils will be prepared for demanding English Independent Schools. They will follow an English curriculum appropriate for and approved by the leading London senior schools. Kensington Wade pupils will also leave for their senior schools well equipped in written and spoken Chinese. Our Chinese teaching is based upon appropriate elements of the Peking University junior schools and the best Taiwan and Hong Kong Chinese schools and is constantly evolving.
At Kensington Wade children from various linguistic backgrounds will learn together, with instruction delivered in two languages. In providing a safe, nurturing environment with a strong focus on the whole child, high achievement and academic excellence can be achieved.
Kensington Wade is not only a dual language, but also a dual culture school. Our pupils will learn how to operate in both English and Chinese everyday environments. Valuing diversity and excellence, our aim is to provide the most comprehensive, rigorous and dynamic immersion education curriculum which will ignite in the pupils an enduring intellectual curiosity, independence of mind, enterprise and a global perspective. This will enable our children to grow into adults who understand the world and will be active contributors in whatever profession they choose.