Bright Scholar currently offers six international boarding school, sixteen bilingual schools, and 40 kindergartens. These schools are located across seven Chinese provinces and Beijing and Shanghai with more than 30,000 students currently studying within them.
It is currently partnered with world-renowned universities such as University of Cambridge, University College London, Columbia University and University of St. Andrews.
Bournemouth Collegiate School is an established independent school located in Bournemouth, England.
It offers day and boarding education from age 2-18 on two campuses and has a strong global inclusive philosophy based on a traditional UK education. The school currently has approximately 600 students, including local students and international boarders from more than a dozen countries.
Jerry He, CEO of Bright Scholar comments, “BCS is a well-established British school with an international outlook. We welcome BCS to the Bright Scholar family.
“This marks our first step outside China towards building a global network of premium schools which will benefit our students and teachers tremendously with direct access to study and development opportunities overseas.”
UK independent schools in China is a popular venture and 2018 has seen a rise in the number of schools being opened. This year alone has seen the opening of Durham School in Tianjin, St Bee’s School in Shenzhen, Adcote School (and Myddelton College) in Shanghai, Nanwai King’s College School in Wuxi, Lucton School in Shanghai, and Wycombe Abbey International School in Hangzhou.
Shaun Fenton, Chairman of The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, explained the popularity of British education in China as this: “Families around the world view our top independent schools as a gold standard.
“There is a huge demand for British-style independent education, and our strong reputation is a much-needed asset.”
The consummation of the proposed acquisition of Bournemouth Collegiate School is subject to corporate and regulatory approvals as well as other customary closing conditions.