BeiBei Wang performing at Chinese New Year party

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IAPS School in the Spotlight – Kensington Wade

21st February 24

 IAPS School in the Spotlight – Kensington Wade: Today’s School in the Spotlight is Kensington Wade in West London. Kensington Wade is a fully immersive bilingual school, teaching the National Curriculum in which half of the pupils’ lessons are taught in Chinese and the other in English – some classes are taught in Spanish as…

Kensington Wade celebrates Chinese New Year

20th February 24

Article from ‘Hammersmith Today‘: Hundreds of families celebrated Chinese New Year this week at a school on the Fulham Palace Road. Kensington Wade, which is opposite Charing Cross Hospital, is Western Europe’s only Mandarin-English school where all subjects are taught in both languages. This was the nursery and prep school’s biggest celebration yet for the…

Elise Y5 places second in the ISA Young Musicians Competition

1st February 24

Elise was selected from 70+ video entries to compete in the finals of the ISA Young Musicians Competition Junior Category (KS1 and 2) against fifteen talented young musicians from other independent schools. Elise travelled to Oxford for the finals, which were held at the Jacqueline du Pré hall at St Hilda’s college in Oxford. She…

鄧麗君 Teresa Teng Foundation Visits Kensington Wade

22nd January 24

Family members and leaders of the charitable foundation of the venerated pop icon Teresa Teng 鄧麗君 today visited Kensington Wade. As one of the most successful and influential Asian pop singers in history, Teresa Teng is often referred to as the “Eternal Queen of Asian Pop.” The visit from the Teresa Teng Foundation to Kensington…

Kensington Wade Students Practise their Translation Skills with a United Nations Interpreter

17th January 24

Our students honed their translation skills with a visit from a United Nations Interpreter, mastering the art of communication, lightning-fast note taking and simultaneous translation. Students were translating from Chinese to English and English to Chinese in real-time. These lessons not only equipped our students with valuable linguistic tools but also cultivated a deeper appreciation…

Y5 pupils perform at the Chinese Embassy 

13th December 23

Our talented students wowed the audience with their rendition of the Chinese poem ‘Like a Dream’ at the ‘Our China Stories’ screening by People’s Daily. We are grateful for the opportunity and would like to thank the Chinese Embassy and the China National Tourist Office for their kind words! Read more on People’s Daily China….

The Ellas Kitchen food truck rolls into school to teach students to eat their fruit and vegetables!

6th December 23

Yesterday, our Early Years classes had a fantastic time aboard the Ella’s Kitchen food truck. Their immersive and interactive truck offers a multi-sensory experience and makes learning about healthy eating fun. The truck, decked out with its very own broccoli wing mirrors and packed full of fun sensory activities, visited Kensington Wade to deliver the…

Education Matters Talk with Cat Sutherland-Hawes

4th December 23

Another thought-provoking Education Matters Talk was delivered by Cat Sutherland-Hawes. Cat had some insightful tips on how to deal with admissions teams and strategies for making the process as stress-free as possible. Keep an eye on our Instagram page for details of the next talk. Previous education matters talks.

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse officially opened our STEAM room.

21st November 23

“What drives scientists is the same thing that drives students like you – curiosity.” – Sir Paul Nurse Yesterday, we welcomed Sir Paul Nurse to officially open our STEAM room. After an insightful and inspiring talk from Sir Paul, students from both Kensington Wade and Melcombe Primary School presented the findings of scientific experiments they…

Kensington Wade Governor, Professor Li Wei, appears in BBC Ideas ‘Why being bilingual is good for your brain’

17th November 23

We are very proud to share with you a feature from the BBC Ideas site ‘Why being bilingual is good for your brain’. It includes an interview with Kensington Wade governor Professor Li Wei, director of the UCL Institute of Edcuation’ 

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