Kensington Wade follows a traditional British prep school model with children being prepared fully for entrance exams to leading senior schools. The unique advantage at Kensington Wade is that we do all this in a fully immersive bilingual setting.
All subjects at Kensington Wade are taught in both English and Chinese to ensure children master vocabulary in both languages. Topics are presented systematically to ensure a child’s knowledge and understanding progresses steadily throughout their time with us.
Pupils in Reception at Kensington Wade continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Framework and those in Years 1-6 learn the following subjects: art & design, Chinese, computing, English, geography, history, mathematics, music, philosophy and theology, PE, PSHE, Spanish (from Year 5) and science. PE and music lessons for all children are delivered by specialist teachers.
We follow the British curriculum except in mathematics where we follow the Shanghai Approach (also called the Mastery Approach). The same curriculum is followed regardless of the language in which it is being taught. Please click here for further information on our curriculum.
The teachers at Kensington Wade encourage each pupil to take part in discussion and debate, experience the joy of discovery, hone practical experimental skills, become independent in reading and research and to see the relation between what we learn in the classroom and everyday life. We also celebrate a wide range of cultural events during the year including Diwali as well as the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas.