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Westminster Faculty is taking its model to open colleges in China

A number one impartial college, Westminster Faculty, is to arrange six colleges in China, in what will likely be one of many greatest expansions of a UK college model into China.

Westminster says the earnings from the Chinese language deal will fund bursaries for deprived college students in London.

The faculties are being created with a Hong Kong training agency, with the primary to open in Chengdu in 2020.

That is the newest UK college to develop into the Chinese language training market.

The highest London personal college, which prices greater than £37,000 per yr for boarders and greater than £26,000 for day pupils, is to signal an settlement to open six bi-lingual colleges in China with the Hong Kong agency HKMETG.

The occasion will likely be attended by the college requirements minister, Nick Gibb, who this week has been encouraging extra pupils to be taught Mandarin Chinese language, as “probably the most spoken language on the planet”.

Westminster Faculty says the earnings from the worldwide partnership will imply it might probably afford bursaries for all pupils coming into the college in London “who want monetary assist”.

The college already sponsors a high-achieving sixth type – Harris Westminster – which doesn’t cost charges.

The brand new Chinese language colleges will train China’s nationwide curriculum, “augmented by elements of a Westminster curriculum”.

Westminster’s head, Patrick Derham, stated the partnership with China would deepen a “cultural collaboration”.

Mr Derham stated it will be a step in direction of having the ability to “present a Westminster training for all who may profit from it, no matter means”.

Various different personal colleges have opened colleges in China, together with Harrow, Dulwich School, Malvern and Wellington School.