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Westminster College is taking its model to open colleges in China

A number one impartial college, Westminster College, is to arrange six colleges in China, in what can be one of many largest expansions of a UK college model into China.

Westminster says the revenue 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 broaden into the Chinese language training market.

The highest London personal college, which expenses 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 can be attended by the varsity requirements minister, Nick Gibb, who this week has been encouraging extra pupils to be taught Mandarin Chinese language, as “essentially the most spoken language on the planet”.

Westminster College says the revenue from the worldwide partnership will imply it will possibly afford bursaries for all pupils getting into the varsity in London “who want monetary help”.

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

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

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

Mr Derham stated it could be a step in direction of having the ability to “present a Westminster training for all who would possibly profit from it, regardless of means”.

Quite a few different personal colleges have opened colleges in China, together with Harrow, Dulwich Faculty, Malvern and Wellington Faculty.