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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 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.

Hong Kong is home to some of the best international schools in the world. The options can seem overwhelming when you start to consider the number of schools offering the International Baccalaureate, a bilingual education, and the Montessori approach not to mention all the different 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. One of the safest bets is a British school. Whether you’re a British expat, hoping to send your kids off to a UK boarding school, or simply looking for a solid, well-rounded curriculum, a school offering the British curriculum for your kids could be the way to go (especially if you’ve not been sure about calling Hong Kong your permanent home). 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

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Invictus School Hong Kong

Invictus School Hong Kong offers both international and local students quality education with affordable fees. Under the leadership of the Head of School and Secondary School Principal, Ms Julia Woo (who formerly served with the Singapore Ministry of Education) students are offered a bilingual IEYC and IPC curriculum in kindergarten and primary school, before progressing to the English medium secondary school that offers the IGCSE and A-Levels. With campuses across Asia, you can rest assured knowing that your child is being taught a truly international curriculum within an established network.

Sassy Mama Tip: Check out the campus for yourself at the Secondary School open day on Saturday, 25 February 2023.

icon-detail-travel Invictus School Hong Kong (Tseung Kwun O), G27 Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3643 1868,,

icon-detail-travel Invictus Secondary School (Chai Wan), 188 Tai Tam Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 3852 7201,,

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Harrow International School

Harrow International School is both a day school and an international boarding school, the first of its kind in Hong Kong.  Its education is based on the same characteristics 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,,

Read More: Boarding Schools For Hong Kong Students — Top Asia, US And UK Boarding Schools

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. The international 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.

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,

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Discovery Bay International School (DBIS)

Offering a British curriculum and located on the picturesque Lantau Island, Discovery Bay International School offers the English National Curriculum for reception, kindergarten, primary, and secondary students. DBIS also promotes inclusivity, with 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,,

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Lantau International School (LIS)

Established in 1995, the Lantau International School is an English international school (for 4 to 11-year-old children) based on Lantau island. With its 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 and small class sizes.

icon-detail-travel Lantau International School, various locations in South Lantau Island,

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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 and offers over 50 extracurricular activities.

icon-detail-travel Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, 17 Tin Wan Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2129 7128,,

Read More: Bilingual Schools And Kindergartens In Hong Kong 

Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong (NAIS)

The Nord Anglia International School offers the British National Curriculum as well as the IGCSE and IB Diploma at its Lam Tin (primary school), Kwun Tong (secondary school) and Sai Kung (early years) campuses. It also collaborates with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF to offer unique and innovative extra-curricular activities.

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

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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 aims to offer a standout British international education taught by the finest teachers and staff. Following the English National Curriculum, its learning environment is flexible and encourages participation and strategic thinking.

icon-detail-travel Shrewsbury International School, 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2480 1500,,

Read More: International Baccalaureate — IB Curriculum And Schools In Hong Kong

English Schools Foundation (ESF)

While not solely focused on the British National Curriculum of England and Wales, ESF Hong Kong offers secondary school students the opportunity of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and GCSE qualifications recognised in the UK. Students also have the option to study the IB programme.

icon-detail-travel English Schools Foundation, various locations across Hong Kong, 2574 2351,,

Read More:  Montessori Schools In Hong Kong

Oxbridge School, British Education Hong Kong

Oxbridge British School

Oxbridge School provides students with 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.

icon-detail-travel Oxbridge School, G/F and 1/F, Star Ruby, 1 San Wai Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, 2612 1888,,

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Discovery Mind

Discovery Mind offers British education programmes for children as young as 15 months through to primary. The school wants to offer its students something progressive, multi-dimensional and multinational while basing its curriculum on the English standard.

icon-detail-travel Discovery Mind, various locations in Discovery Bay and Tung Chung,

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Other British International Schools In Hong Kong Offering British Education Programmes

  • Anfield School — A Roman Catholic school that offers the British National Curriculum for kindergarten to primary-aged kids.
  • International College Hong Kong — Offers the IGCSE and BTEC for Years 11 and 12 followed by the IB Diploma.
  • 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).
  • Singapore International School (SIS Hong Kong) – While the school doesn’t follow the English National Curriculum, students can take the IGCSE programme.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Danielle Roberts and updated most recently in February 2023 by Jess Mizzi.

  This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships. Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Invictus School, image 2 courtesy of Harrow School, image 3 courtesy of DBIS via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Wycombe Abbey School, image 5 courtesy of Shrewsbury International School via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Oxbridge School, image 7 courtesy of Getty Images

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