On September 3, an independent school from UK with 310 years history continued its new legend in China. Lucton School Shanghai was completed and a grand opening ceremony was held. Mrs. John Edwards, British Consulate-General Shanghai, Mrs. Gill Thorne, Headmistress of Lucton School, Mr. Antony Paterson,Chairman of Governors of Lucton School, Mr. Neil Clayton, Founding Headmaster of Lucton School Shanghai and Mr. Jason Zhou, Managing Governor of Lucton School Shanghai attend the Grand Opening Ceremony.
All representatives of Lucton School finish the puzzle launch of Lucton School Shanghai together
As a time-honored independent boarding school, Lucton School was founded in 1708 and located in Herefordshire, UK. Lucton School Shanghai is an oversea campus directly subordinateto Lucton School UK. Located in Pudong New District, it is a British-style full boarding school that provides international education. “At present, there are 806 international schools in China, but maybe we are the first 100 percent full boarding school” said Mr. Neil Clayton, the Founding Headmaster of Lucton School Shanghai, who appeared very proud of this fact. With a long history of British boarding education, it has always been considered as aname card of elite education in UK. The full-boarding teaching environment provides extra time for students to develop their individual interest as the important extension. In Lucton School Shanghai, from the compulsory equestrian course to the boat sailing, fencing, taekwondo and other various extraco-curricular activities, the curriculum of holistic education is integrating academic studying with comprehensive development for students. Additionally, students in the boarding setting will be developing their advanced capabilities of academic and living.
Lucton School Shanghai Front Gate
Scottish Bagpipe performance
Meanwhile, with the continuity of the feature of teaching from Lucton School, Lucton School Shanghai introduce the same model of small class with less than 16 students. In the first year, the school recruits student for Year 10 and Year 11 entry withsda any nationalities. And, Lucton Shanghai follows the curriculums of IGCSE and A Level, arranging a wide range of co-curricular and super-curricular activities, which genuinely put the ‘holistic education’ into practice. The school will be focusing much more on the development of the personality of each student, the ability of teamwork, leadership capability to cultivate the future citizen with self-esteem and confidence.
Lucton School Shanghai Grand Opening Ceremony
Benefiting from the unique education system of Lucton School Shanghai, final-year students will have the opportunity of completing their A Level course in Lucton School in UK. The feature can be recognized as a one-year preparation for studying at an oversea university in the future. In the parent school, Old Luctonians have been active in all walks of life. Many of them have been always sharing their experience for helping young Luctonians to be well-prepared in the future.
Founding families of Lucton School Shanghai sign-in
[All images via Lucton School Shanghai]