Congratulations to Dulwich College Beijing! They have been named British International School of the year for 2011, as a part of the Independent School Awards. Having fulfilled the criteria of “being an inspirational school based outside of the UK that espouses a British education and that has made a strategic or financial achievement of note,” Dulwich College Beijing also highlights their student efforts made with local migrant schools in Beijing. The school embraces an ongoing program to make contributions to these communities through student exchanges, field trips and fundraisers.
Several schools from all over the world provided submissions to be considered for this prestigious award, and Dulwich was nominated in September along with Brookhouse International (Kenya) and The British School (Netherlands). Dulwich College Beijing Headmaster Neal McGowan accepted the award on behalf of the school community at the UK awards ceremony on November 16.
Dulwich College Beijing opened in 2005 and is one of the four Dulwich schools in Asia (Shanghai, Suzhou and Seoul are the others). It is affiliated with Dulwich College London and is a member school of the Council of International Schools.
The Independent School Awards recognize excellence in the strategic and financial management of schools in the UK, and they are organized by the team behind Funding for Independent Schools magazine.