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Principal's Welcome

I would like to welcome you to HIKSVS International School on behalf of the whole faculty as the founding team of the school. HIKSVS International School opened its door on 21 August 2017 but it already has a proud history that goes back 442 years. It also has the foundational support of three highly successful Tianjin kindergartens. I could not have been more impressed or more motivated when I discovered the vision for this joint adventure.

Our strong partnership with the historic and highly successful Sutton Valence School in Kent, one of England’s leading schools, will underpin almost all we do. In particular, the academic curriculum and teaching methods, the enrichment opportunities, our links within the community and the opportunities for leadership and service will closely replicate those in our sister school. HIKSVS International School will bring together the very best of western and eastern educational methods, drawing on the traditions of both cultures, and serving international pupils and domestic Chinese pupils equally through a dual curriculum, with a number of integrated subjects and activities and first-class teaching throughout the school.

Perhaps the ethos of both schools can be summed up by the comment from the Head of Sutton Valence Preparatory School on their website:

 We have high expectations of ourselves and of our children, both inside and out of the classroom, and we have a long history of successful preparation of children for the next stage of their education. None of this should come at the expense of childhood and what this School does so successfully is find that balance between delivering in terms of education, and yet doing so kindly and with many broad, interesting and high-quality opportunities. 

We very much welcome prospective families and inquisitive educators, to not only explore our school remotely via this website, but to visit us in Tianjin for a tour of our facilities and to share in our excitement as we prepare to open what we are certain will be an exceptional school.


Andrew Hurst









Andrew Hurst