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  • Dipont to open new independent school in Changzhou

    Thursday 3 Jan 2019

    Dipont Education has signed an agreement to open a new independent school in Changzhou in 2021. Changzhou is a prefecture-level city in China’s Jiangsu province, in 2021.

    The new school will be the latest institution opened under Dipont’s partnership with King’s College School, Wimbledon, one of the United Kingdom’s top schools.

    A group of men shake hands in front a presentation in Chinese

    In December, representatives of Dipont met with those from Changzhou Tianning District People’s Government and the Dragon City Tourism Holding Group to formally sign an agreement. The three parties will cooperate to establish the new school in Changzhou’s Tianning Economic Development Zone.

    The school is tentatively named Changzhou King’s International School. It will provide an internationalized learning experience while maintaining the requirements of the Chinese curriculum. In addition, it will teach children aged 3-18 years old and, at capacity, is expected to accommodate almost 3,000 pupils.

    Three men sign as agreement for a new Dipont Education has signed an agreement to open the new independent school in Changzhou

    Changzhou King’s International School is Dipont Education’s latest independent school project after new schools were opened in Wuxi and Hangzhou in September 2018, while other schools are also planned in Kunshan, Nanjing and Chengdu.

    The Changzhou school’s founding will represent an improvement in the quality in Changzhou’s basic education. It is also marks the development of the city’s international education provision. It is hoped the school will become a first-class base of international education not only in Changzhou, but across the country.

    Benson Zhang, CEO of Dipont Education, speaks into a microphone

    Vacancies for the new school will be advertised online. Dipont currently has an international curriculum center in Changzhou.