Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong opened its doors on 31st August 2018. Situated in the Tseung Kwan O (Siu Chik Sha) district of Hong Kong, it is an international co-educational Primary School for children aged 3 to 11 years.
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong is the second international school to be established by Shrewsbury School UK. Its first sister school, Shrewsbury International School Bangkok, was opened in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. It now has 1,600 pupils and is regarded as one of the leading schools of its type in Thailand. A second campus was opened in August 2018, just a few days before Shrewsbury Hong Kong, to cater for the huge demand for primary school places.
The Board of Governors of Shrewsbury Hong Kong is led by Sir David Lees, former Chairman of the Board of Governors of Shrewsbury School UK and also a former Chairman of the Court of the Bank of England.
Ensuring the excellence of Shrewsbury Hong Kong is Mr Stephen Holroyd, Director of Schools for Shrewsbury in Asia and an educationalist with 12 years' experience in the region as Principal of Shrewsbury International School Bangkok. "We are doing something truly exceptional and establishing no fewer than six classes in every primary year group, each with around 20 children. It's an unusually big commitment, but one that will lay the foundations of a genuinely great school. Having a critical mass of 120 children of similar age in every primary year group lets the school design age-appropriate environments specifically to suit the needs of a particular age group as well as to build function-specific space that is equipped just right for that particular year group.”
Shrewsbury Hong Kong is the only new school in Hong Kong to have made such a deep commitment to every age group and will also be enrolling more than 70 age-specialised teaching staff.
Mr Ben Keeling is the Principal of Shrewsbury Hong Kong. Having been an Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal in two international schools in South East Asia, including four years in another international school in Hong Kong, he is a highly respected educationalist with specialist experience in primary schools and extensive knowledge of local needs.