The Full Circle Education Group has head offices in Shenzhen – where the DoE will be based and Hong Kong. Full Circle comprises a growing number of schools in China and the UK which share the same educational philosophy.
Led jointly by education professionals from Hong Kong, Britain and China, Full Circle also provides a comprehensive school management service – education management, strategic planning, operations management, human resources and finance. As such, Full Circle provides schools in China and the UK with the advice, guidance and consultation services which allow them successfully to offer internationalised programmes. It is Full Circle’s mission to provide its schools and partner schools with a ‘Fusion’ curriculum – hybrid programmes of study which integrate the best of the West with the best of the East.
St Bees School is a brand owned by Full Circle Education Group.
Throughout its 436 years as an independent boarding and day school, St Bees UK was equally proud of its students’ academic success and personal development. The School has always maintained an excellent academic record as well as nurturing many talented musicians and sports men and women. Being situated in such a wonderful location on the western edge of the Lake District National Park, St Bees School has offered students the very best environment for a full and varied extracurricular programme.
As part of the Full Circle Education Group, the newly-renovated St Bees UK has been reborn with a mission to create a unique twin campus concept, where there is a free-flow of students in both directions between the UK and China, enabling their students to derive the best of both worlds through a ‘Fusion’ curriculum.
St Bees SJZ and St Bees UK share a similar fusion curriculum which enables students to spend time in both schools as from age 11.
St Bees School, Shijiazhuang
SJZ caters for students of all nationalities, but it is realistic to assume that 95% of students will be Chinese. In September 2020 SJZ will open its doors to students in Years 1, 3 and 5. The following year will see classes in all primary years leading to middle school entrants as from 2022. New regulations from the Chinese central government require schools to deliver a timetable which consists of the Chinese curriculum, with some scope for the development of the ‘internationalised’ component. The basis for the curriculum will therefore unashamedly be the Chinese National Curriculum, enriched with elements from the UK, the IB with its inquiry learning and other notable examples of best practice.
St Bees School, Dongguan
In September 2020 SBDG will open its doors to mostly Chinese students in Years 11 and 12. The following year will see classes in years 11-13. The basis for the curriculum will therefore be the Cambridge A-Level programme, enriched with character development components, the Global Awareness Programme a varied co-curricular programme and other notable examples of best practice.