Today’s world is fast-paced and dynamic. Change is continual. Education has never mattered more.
As we look to address the global challenges which lie ahead, the 450-year heritage of Harrow School, London, provides a guiding light.
Our programmes are based on the best of British traditions. We nurture outstanding young talent in harmony with a new era of education. Our schools are forward-looking and our pedagogy innovative. Combined, these create a unique framework through which we shape future leaders: young adults who are fluent in Chinese and Western knowledge, culture and languages, and at the same time globally minded.
Starting in the late Nineties with Harrow International, Bangkok, we now operate schools in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 2018, Harrow Little Lions Early Years Centres were established. From 2020 onwards, our unique bilingual Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies are now opening in cities across China. Over the last two decades, these schools have nurtured over 12,000 children; with our alumni studying at some of the world’s best universities, and going on to work in renowned corporations throughout China and worldwide.
We are proud of each and every one of our alumni as they realise our values and leadership attributes by making positive contributions to their communities.
Staff across our family of schools are whole-heartedly committed to providing the best education possible for our students, helping them to learn, develop and grow – our schools and our ideals providing a home where hopes and dreams are nurtured and realised.
Two years from now, in 2022, Harrow will celebrate its 450th anniversary. This incredible legacy of educational excellence, balancing tradition with innovation, is what is available in our entire Harrow branded international schools, along with the Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies and Harrow Little Lions. We believe in maintaining the values of Harrow School, with its commitment to the highest standards of quality British education, as reflected in our pledge: ‘Educational Excellence for Life and Leadership’.
Wherever we are in scattered around the globe, it is our duty and responsibility to educate young minds, providing them with skills and training to develop both their intelligence and emotional quotients, as well as their adversity quotient so that they will be able to face challenges with resilience and endurance.
Within this website, you will see how deeply committed we are to the task and trust of educating your children for a life of responsibility, integrity and service for a better world. Our promise is to ensure that each schools’ mission, vision, values, goals and objectives are clear so that all stakeholders can understand and work towards a common good for all.
Since the establishment of our Harrow Internationals in Beijing (2005) and Shanghai (2016), we have received numerous invitations from provincial and city governments as well as from commercial enterprises to set up Harrow Internationals in their locations. After we launched the concept of bi-lingual education in China in 2017 under the brands of Harrow Innovative Leadership Academy for primary and secondary schools and Harrow Little Lions for early-years education, our prospective partners have become even more enthusiastic in working with us as they see tremendous interest in and demand for our Harrow-branded high-quality bi-lingual education provision which can now be made available to local students in China. Since then, we have been invited to set up international and bi-lingual schools in different parts of China, and the government authorities there have extended warm welcome and strong supports to our proposed schools in their cities. In 2020, our Harrow Internationals will be opened in Shenzhen Qianhai and Haikou, our Harrow ILA Schools in Haikou and Chongqing, and our Harrow Little Lions in Shenzhen Qianhai, Haikou and Nanning. Our Harrow ILA Schools and Harrow Little Lions will also be opened in Shenzhen Qianhai, Zhuhai and Nanning in 2021. More schools and kindergartens are being planned to open thereafter.
Interest in our international and bi-lingual education does not only come from China. We are currently also working with our partners upon their invitation to set up schools in Japan and Jakarta, and are reviewing opportunities in other parts of Asia.
It has been an amazing journey.
My own journey began working with Mr Daniel Chui, our proprietor, for his London listed energy company, of which Daniel is the largest shareholder. I then took some time out to focus on my children and consider myself very lucky that, when Daniel became involved with Harrow International, he graciously opened the door for my return.
My first project was Harrow International, Hong Kong. As only the third school in the then fledgling group, I joined a small team of passionate and dedicated staff. Up to that point, the group had been expanding slowly, adding one school every seven years – Harrow Bangkok in 1998, Harrow Beijing in 2005 and Harrow Hong Kong in 2012. The opening of Harrow Hong Kong is one of my proudest moments. Together, we overcame countless challenges. It was a delight to welcome the founding staff and students and to have seen the school flourish since.
In more recent years, the overwhelming success of Harrow Hong Kong, coupled with the demand for quality education in Asia, has translated into more rapid expansion. Joining our family this year are five new schools in China, with more to follow.
Critical to this expansion, and to maintaining a world-class Harrow education, is the cultivation of talent. In our students, in teaching staff, in our support and admin staff, and in our growing headquarters staff, we are committed to employing and developing the most talented individuals and teams.
I welcome all of you to the prestige and heritage of our Harrow family. I hope your journey is as challenging, inspiring and rewarding as mine.
The Harrow family of schools is currently embarked on an extra-ordinary phase of growth and innovation, as we broaden our brand offerings beyond international schools to high quality bi-lingual (Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies) and early years (Harrow Little Lions) provision, and work to progress from boutique to sector leading.
Mine is a broad remit for AISL, overseeing our new school projects, current school operations and group-wide strategic development; assuring quality and innovating to guarantee we remain sector leading.
I was a Head Master for many years, most recently for Harrow’s original international school, in Thailand. This Harrow Bangkok phase (2012 to 19), proved to be, in many regards, a formative period for the group as we established the essence of a successful Harrow education in an East Asian setting in our longest established and largest school outside of UK. We recognise three fundamentals as core to the offerings of all our schools; assurance of outstanding academic outcomes, bespoke pastoral support and the provision of outstanding co-curricular programmes that underpin our holistic approach to education.
I’m proud to affirm that these principles, applied to each of our students, and with an eye on their futures as leaders and influencers of tomorrow’s society, remains at the heart of our current endeavours.
Since Harrow International Bangkok opened in 1998, a strong partnership has developed between AISL and Harrow Internationals Limited (the wholly owned company of Harrow School which licenses the Harrow brand) in operating Harrow branded international schools in this region. The current schools provide a distinctive education by blending elements of the philosophy, practice and traditions of Harrow, a school with a strong footprint in the UK, with the needs of the international communities they serve. Embracing the Values of Harrow School, their vision of “Leadership for a Better World” means that in all aspects of their broad approach to education, they aim to develop lifelong behaviours – Leadership Attributes – which will enable students to make a positive difference through leadership to the communities in which they live.
2020 sees the beginning of a new chapter in this partnership; the opening of Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies. With the same underpinning of the Harrow brand, they will provide a distinctive bilingual and bicultural approach to education in new settings. We look forward immensely to supporting AISL in this exciting new development together with further expansion of its network of Harrow Internationals and Harrow Little Lions Early Years Centres in the region.
Harrow, in the UK, has throughout its history had a worldwide vision and in the 2020s that has never been more pertinent. It has been a central tenet of my Headship that the pupils and professionals in our schools should have the opportunity to grow together as learning and teaching communities and the lived reality of that is taking shape with online forums to share experience, resource and insight in operation. We will have more of this to share with you as you get to know Harrow better in the coming months. All schools need a strong moral core, that upon which they ground and test their actions, daily life and future prospects. For us this is in our Values:
Courage Honour Humility Fellowship
I wish all success to our schools in Asia.
Telephone: +66 2 503 7222
Harrow International Bangkok
45 Soi Kosumruamchai 14 Kosumruamchai Road Sikun, Don Mueang Bangkok 10210
Telephone: +86 10 64448100
Address: No. 5, 4th Block, Anzhen Xili (Anhuaqiao Station, Exit C1) Chaoyang District Beijing, 100029, China
Telephone: +86 21 6881 8282 ext 210/212
Harrow International Shanghai
No. 588 Gaoxi Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China 200137
Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Campus
Yiwen 2nd Avenue, Hengqin New District, Zhuhai, China, 519000
Harrow Little Lions Early Years Centre Campus
No.44, Bailian Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, China, 519000