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Meeting the Principal – Introducing Lucton School Shanghai

April, 2018
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On 11 March, Lucton School Shanghai held its first information session with the presence of the Founding Principal Mr. Neil Clayton, and Mr. Paddy Armstrong, Director of Lucton School UK. Mr. Yang Xi, the first Chinese student to study in Lucton School UK and now the Marketing Director for Lucton School Shanghai were also present to deliver speeches.

neil-clayton-3Neil Clayton, the Founding Principal of Lucton School Shanghai, has been working in the UK’s Okehampton High School for nearly 10 years, and has helped to improve the school rating from "Good" to "Excellent."

The educational mission of Lucton School Shanghai is to stimulate the maximum potential of each student and enable them to realize their unique talents and abilities. At the event, Principal Clayton said: “The well-reputed British education and the unique English boarding school system are recognized world-wide. These advanced teaching ideas and methods can help students gain a lot of learning experience in the important Middle School period. British boarding education has a long history and has long been regarded as an outstanding feature of elite education in the UK. The boarding system can provide students with all-weather learning opportunities, and also cultivate student abilities beyond academics.”

At the meeting, Mr. Paddy Armstrong, the Director of Lucton School UK and senior advisor to the Boarding Schools’ Association, explained the advantages of British boarding education to the parents. Yang Xi also shared his own experience of studying abroad, and his true feelings and reflections of the British education.

Founded in 1708, Lucton School UK is a famous private school with over 300 years of history. As a direct branch school of Lucton School UK, Lucton School Shanghai is a full-boarding school providing international education with a British flavor.

Lucton School Shanghai is a full boarding co-educational school offering IGCSE and A-Level courses, further improved by a super curriculum devised at Lucton School UK. Core Subjects include EAL, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, ICT, Economics, Business Studies, Art, Chemistry, Physics, Graphic Design. Extension subjects include Music, Speech & Drama, STEM, Nutrition, PE, German, Spanish, and French.

Each student has an independent dormitory to provide students with a "second home" life experience. On weekends, Lucton School Shanghai will arrange a variety of extracurricular activities to offer each student the "whole education" learning experience, with special focus on developing the student’s character, team cooperation and leadership, and cultivate self-confidence. Lucton School Shanghai advocates small class education: the number of students in each general class is no more than 15, and the number of students in each class is no more than 8 in High School.

The Lucton School Shanghai is located in Pudong, Shanghai, only 15 kilometers away from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Disney Resort. The new school will officially open in September 2018, with founding students in Year 10 and Year 11.

Check out more about this new school and upcoming information sessions by following the school’s WeChat: Lucton Shanghai.


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