Reigate Grammar College has signed a partnership to open a faculty in Vietnam, the primary time a UK unbiased faculty has expanded its worldwide attain to the southeast Asian nation.
Though worldwide faculties are more and more commonplace within the UK unbiased faculty sector, none has thus far expanded into Vietnam: the college, serving kids from pre-kindergarten to the sixth type, would be the first of its sort.
The Worldwide College of Vietnam (ISV) in Hanoi was based 9 years in the past as a not-for-profit enterprise. The partnership with Reigate Grammar College (RGS), which is able to act as its UK guardian faculty, means the college will undertake many points of RGS tradition and life – to not point out its identify, turning into Reigate Grammar College Vietnam.
The varsity will supply IGCSEs, A-levels and the Worldwide Baccalaureate. RGS plans for a spin-off sixth type school in Hanoi in 2023 – and probably a 3rd secondary faculty within the years following.
Vietnamese ambassador to the UK, Nguyen Hoang Lengthy, hosted an occasion the place RGS and ISV signed contracts, attended by their new instructional companions and British Consul Common for Vietnam, Emily Hamblin, by way of a video hyperlink from Vietnam.
The varsity will serve the worldwide and native communities. RGS already has three worldwide faculties in China – and an settlement in Morocco to open one other.
At RGS, we relish the truth that all of us, our college students and the entire Reigatian group are all a part of a world group – Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar College
Hamblin described it as “a milestone second for our UK-Vietnam training partnership”.
“We’re celebrating the primary unbiased UK faculty to have a franchise and trademark in Vietnam. Excessive-quality training is required now greater than ever,” mentioned Hamblin.
The brand new partnership has acquired help from each the UK and Vietnamese governments. On the signing ceremony, Lengthy mentioned: “This can be a flagship venture and an instance for others to comply with.”
RGS headmaster Shaun Fenton mentioned: “This can be a nice alternative for us, and a privilege, to have the ability to take the excellent training that RGS offers into a captivating and vibrant a part of Asia.
“In Vietnam, British training has a powerful popularity, and the partnership will present great alternatives for our pupils and employees in Britain to go to the brand new faculty on trade programmes. At RGS, we relish the truth that all of us, our college students and the entire Reigatian group are all a part of a world group.
“This is a chance to create a brand new paradigm, mixing the perfect of two cultures and two training traditions to create a novel faculty surroundings targeted on private improvement, excessive achievement and supporting kids into world-class universities.”
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