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British Schools In Hong Kong: International Schools, Preschools And Secondary Schools

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If you’ve narrowed down the options and a British education is the way forward for your kids, Hong Kong has plenty of British international schools to choose from. From the English National Curriculum to GCSE and IGCSE programmes, take a look through these British international schools in Hong Kong and get your decision making process started.

Hong Kong is home to some of the best international schools in the world (check out our round up of international schools in Hong Kong here) with a wide variety of curriculums, languages and education systems to choose from. It can be challenging to know which school is the best fit for your family and how to choose. If you’re a British expat (though this applies to a wider audience as well), you’ve likely looked into schools offering the British curriculum for your kids, especially if you’ve not been sure about calling Hong Kong your permanent home.

Perhaps you want your child’s schooling to be transferrable to the UK, or if you just want them to have an understanding of your native home? From kindergarten to secondary (see our school’s guide for a full rundown), here is a list of some of the best British schools in Hong Kong offering a British education.

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To International Schools In Hong Kong

Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong

Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong

Wycombe Abbey is a quintessentially British prep school in Hong Kong (Year 1 through to Year 8) complemented by an exceptional Chinese language syllabus. It provides a broad holistic education based on the British National Curriculum of England and Wales, which includes 14 Primary Subjects – with specialised classrooms, facilities and teachers for Physical Education, Speech and Drama, Music, Art, Science, and iSTEAM. Wycombe Abbey believes in learning outside of conventional settings and has an award-winning range of over 50 extracurricular activities. Proven teaching methods and small class sizes enable it to balance academic rigour with mental and physical well-being.

The school also offers a Secondary And Boarding School Guidance Programme, led by the Headmaster and School Mentoring team of experts. The programme is tailored to each pupil (and their family) to assist their application process and transition to secondary schools in the UK and other parts of the world.

Sassy Mama tip: Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Academic Year (with a few limited spaces available for immediate start for 2021-2022). Book an in-person private school tour or tour the campus virtually to learn more.

icon-detail-travel Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, 17 Tin Wan Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2129 7100, [email protected], follow on Facebook, www.was.edu.hk


Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong (NAIS)

The Nord Anglia International School has 66 schools based in 29 different countries around the globe with four of these locations here in Hong Kong. Offering the British National Curriculum as well as the IGCSE and IB Diploma, Nord Anglia has a nurturing and multinational learning environment for kids (3 to 18 years). It also collaborates with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF to offer unique and innovative extra-curricular activities. The Lam Tin campus serves primary students, secondary students have recently moved to the brand new Kwun Tong campus, and the early years’ campus is in Sai Kung and Tai Tam.

icon-detail-travel Nord Anglia International School, various locations across Hong Kong, 3958 1428, www.nordangliaeducation.com


Harrow International School

Harrow International School opened in Hong Kong in 2012 and quickly became a popular and established British school. Harrow is both a day school and an international boarding school, the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Boarding at this British school begins in Year 6 but day school is offered from the age of 3 to 18 years of age. Harrow’s education is based on the same characterises as Harrow in the UK while it attempts to create a balance between Western and Eastern traditions here in Hong Kong.

icon-detail-travel Harrow International School, 38 Tsing Ying Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, 2824 9099, [email protected], www.harrowschool.hk

Read more: Your Guide To Preschools, Nurseries And Kindergartens In Hong Kong


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Kellett School

Established in 1976, the Kellett School was built by parent founders who wanted an English school that was also rich in arts and sports. Today, Kellett has over 1,300 students aged from 4 to 18 years. The school has kept with the parent founding tradition in that every family with a child enrolled in the school becomes a member of the Kellett School Association, meaning that each member can contribute to its development. This parented-owned and non-profit school has two campuses in Hong Kong where children will receive a quality British education that is both challenging and stimulating.

icon-detail-travel Kellett School, Pok Fu Lam Preparatory, 2 Wah Lok Path, Wah Fu, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

icon-detail-travel Kellett School, Kowloon Bay Prep and Senior, 7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, 3120 0700, www.kellettschool.com


Lantau International School (LIS)

Established in 1995, the Lantau International School is an English school (for 4 to 11-year-old children) based on Lantau island. With easy access by public transport and a gorgeous and lush location, this international British school touts itself as the “greenest school in Hong Kong” offering learning activities that embrace the wonderful outdoors. Following the English National Curriculum, its programmes are also combined with extensive Mandarin classes. With a mix of classroom and outdoor learning at the highest academic standards, class sizes are kept small (not exceeding more than 24 students per class). After school and summer club activities are also available.

icon-detail-travel Lantau International School (LIS) Reception Campus, 22 Upper Cheung Sha Village,
Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2984 0302 

icon-detail-travel Lantau International School (LIS) Primary 1-3 Campus, House 113, Tong Fuk Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2980 3676

icon-detail-travel Lantau International School (LIS) Primary 4-6 Campus, 17-19 Lo Wai Tsuen, Pui O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2984 0302, www.lis.edu.hk


Anfield School

Anfield School is a Roman Catholic school that offers the British National Curriculum for kindergarten to primary aged kids for those of all faiths and backgrounds. Established in 1999, Anfield has three locations in Hong Kong for its different age groups. Its Early Years programme offers specialist teaching in Mandarin, physical education and music. The school values pride itself on Christian teachings to create a loving environment and community for all kids to learn and grow in. It caters to children from 2 to 11 years.

icon-detail-travel Anfield International Kindergarten and Nursery, L2, Phase 1, Laguna Verde, 8 Laguna Verde Avenue, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, 2766 3882, [email protected], www.anfield.com.hk/whampoa

icon-detail-travel Anfield International Kindergarten, 5 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, 2794 3668, [email protected], www.anfield.com.hk/kowloontong

icon-detail-travel Anfield School, No. 1, Lung Pak Street, Tai Wai, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, 2692 8823, [email protected], www.anfield.com.hk

Read more: Expat Moving Guide: How To Pick The Right School For Your Kids In Hong Kong


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Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

Shrewsbury International School was founded in the UK by the Royal Charter in 1552 (that’s 450 years of experience!) and its Hong Kong location opened in 2018. Shrewsbury International School aims to offer the best British international primary school education (3 to 11 years) starting with the finest teachers and staff. Following the English National Curriculum, its learning environment is flexible and encourages participation and strategic thinking while helping kids feel engaged and inspired.

icon-detail-travel Shrewsbury International School, 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2480 1500, [email protected], www.shrewsbury.edu.hk


Discovery Bay International School (DBIS)

This is another international school with a British curriculum that’s based in the picturesque Lantau Island. Discovery Bay International School offers the English National Curriculum for reception, kindergarten, primary, and secondary students. DBIS believes that learning should be an enjoyable experience as well as purposeful while also meeting the highest academic standards. It also promotes inclusivity and a sense of internationalism, while also encouraging kids to develop a sense of self-identity. DBIS also offers programmes for special needs students, occupational and speech therapy, as well as English as an Additional Language (EAL) support.

icon-detail-travel Discovery Bay International School, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2987 7331, [email protected], www.dbis.edu.hk

Read more: Special Educational Needs: Finding Schools And Resources In Hong Kong


Discovery Mind

Discovery Mind was founded in 1996 and offers British education focused programmes for children as young as 15 months through to primary. It has centres located on Discovery Bay and Tung Chung. The school wants to offer its students something progressive, multi-dimensional and multinational while basing its curriculum on the English standard. It also uses the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for some subjects, such as Geography, History and Art to give children the chance to be creative and develop critical, problem-solving skills. It also has an additional language focus with Mandarin.

Campuses in Discovery Bay 

icon-detail-travel Discovery Mind International Play Centre and Kindergarten, 401, G/F Marina Commercial Centre, 2-8 Coastline Villa, Peninsula Village, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, 2987 8088, [email protected]

icon-detail-travel Discovery Mind Primary School, 1/F, Shop 102, 92 Siena Avenue, North Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, 2914 2202, [email protected]

Campuses in Tung Chung 

icon-detail-travel Discovery Mind International Play Centre and Kindergarten, G/F, Seaview Crescent, No. 8 Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, 2987 8070, [email protected]

icon-detail-travel Discovery Mind Primary School, G/F, Shop A-D, Seaview Crescent, 8 Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, 2914 2202, [email protected], www.discoverymind.edu.hk

Read more: Online Learning For Kids Of All Ages In Hong Kong


Oxbridge School, British Education Hong Kong

Oxbridge British School

Oxbridge School provides students a modern campus and specialises in the National Curriculum of England and Wales. It also supports students with English as a Second Language so that they can access its British curriculum. You’ll find small class sizes, great sports facilities, specialist teaching rooms, and a dedicated Gifted and Special Needs centre. Offering an “intelligently British education”, the British National Curriculum Classes are taught in Year 1 through to Year 6.

icon-detail-travel Oxbridge School, G/F and 1/F, Star Ruby, 1 San Wai Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, 2612 1888, [email protected], www.oxbridgeschool.hk


Invictus School

Invictus opened its doors in 2019. Invictus’ kindergarten and primary campus in Tseung Kwun O are both bilingual schools that offer the IEYC and IPC curriculum. Its secondary school campus in Chai Wan offers the English curriculum with Cambridge Lower Secondary, IGCSE, A-Levels.

icon-detail-travel Invictus School (Tseung Kwun O), G27 Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3643 1868, www.invictus.edu.hk/tko

icon-detail-travel Invictus School (Chai Wan), 188 Tai Tam Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 6483 3506, www.invictus.edu.hk/chaiwan


English Schools Foundation (ESF)

While not solely focused on the British National Curriculum of England and Wales, ESF Hong Kong offer secondary school students the opportunity of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and GCSE qualifications recognised in the UK. Students also have the option to study the IB programme. You can start your youngsters off young here with the ESF Kindergarten.

icon-detail-travel English Schools Foundation, various locations across Hong Kong, 2574 2351, [email protected], www.esf.edu.hk


Mount Kelly (this school has now closed)

This all-through British school (nursery, preschool, Primary and Secondary) has over 140 years of education experience from its UK counterpart. The British curriculum has been tailored to a Hong Kong setting and the needs of students here, so the school has enhanced its Maths curriculum to ensure the children are meeting the English National Curriculum objectives and local expectations.  

icon-detail-travel Mount Kelly, Upper G/F, Austin Tower, 152 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2157 9557, [email protected], www.mountkelly.edu.hk


Other British International Schools In Hong Kong Offering British Education Programmes

Yew Chung International School (YCIS Hong Kong) – The secondary school follows the framework of the English National Curriculum and it offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), www.ycis-hk.com

Singapore International School (SIS Hong Kong) – While the school doesn’t follow the English National Curriculum, students can take the IGCSE programme

Read more: Back To School: Where To Get Essential Supplies This Year In Hong Kong

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in August 202 by Danielle Roberts and updated in February 2022 by Alex Purcell Garcia.

Our "Featured" sticker indicates a paid partnership. Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Wycombe Abbey, image 2 courtesy of Kellett School via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Shrewsbury International School via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Oxbridge School.

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