HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)
Following its high-profile launch in 2014, HD Ningbo School has quickly become the City’s leading bilingual school. Set on a first-class campus in the Yinzhou district of Ningbo, the School offers a genuinely outstanding bilingual education that blends the best of British with the best of Chinese. The curriculum provides students with a broad and balanced learning experience – one in which tradition meets creativity, and East meets West.
HD Ningbo not only benefits from being part of the successful network of HD Schools in China (HD Shanghai, HD Beijing & HD Qingdao), but also from its strong relationship with Hurtwood House, our UK partner school. HD Ningbo draws on Hurtwood’s experience and expertise at providing an all-round education. Children not only achieve excellent academic results but also develop interests and skills to prepare them for the challenges of life beyond school. With this in mind, the curriculum at HD Ningbo offers a broad range of opportunities designed to develop intellectual growth, physical and emotional health, artistic endeavours, creativity and service to others.
The School is committed to fostering genuinely bilingual and bicultural students, enabling them to gain competency in Mandarin and English, as well as preparing them culturally for life in an increasingly interconnected world. The curriculum is taught using a dual-language immersion approach – students benefit from lessons delivered by native speakers of English and Chinese. As well as supporting students to become bilingual, the low pupil to teacher ratio enables HD Ningbo to deliver a highly personalised approach to learning. Further details of the unique ethos of the HD Schools are provided in the supporting document attached.
The layout of the HD Ningbo campus is informed by the desire to deliver an innovative and contemporary bilingual curriculum in line with the School’s vision. Each space is seen as being able to provide teaching and learning opportunities and promoting interaction between all users and visitors to the School. Students and teachers benefit from outstanding facilities, which support learning both inside and outside the classroom. These include a Multi-functional Theatre, a Multi-Media Room, a Bilingual Library, an Indoor Swimming Pool and excellent Indoor and Outdoor Sports Areas. The sports areas contain two football pitches, four tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, indoor badminton courts, an outdoor driving range and an indoor golf practice zone.