Christ College Brecon set to open sister school in Malaysia

Ed Exec, 11.04.16, as leading independent HMC school Christ College Brecon celebrates the 475th anniversary of its founding, the school has signed with DBH Holdings of Malaysia to set up its first international school outside of the UK, The Brecon and Radnor Express reports.

The sister school will be known as King Henry VIII College and will be located in Cyberjaya.

The chair of Christ College’s governors, Sir Paul Silk, said: "This is a thrilling chapter in Christ College’s long and proud history. Malaysia is an excellent location for our internationally-minded school to develop a similar institution to the one in Brecon. We will replicate the ethos, the culture, the academic rigour, and the determination to challenge each child to explore their capabilities to the full."

The British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vicki Treadell, said: “Christ College is one of the oldest and most successful independent schools in the UK. I’m delighted that it is the latest addition to the education landscape here. Their arrival further supports Malaysia’s aspiration to be a regional education hub.”

The MD of DBH Holdings, Datuk Hoe Tze Fook said: "My company is delighted to join with Christ College Brecon to establish this new school in Malaysia. The links between the two schools will be extensive, and we will explore the many opportunities for exchanges, visits, and mutual collaboration. This will be a fully-fledged sister school in every way."

King Henry VIII College will accommodate 1,500 pupils on a modern, spacious campus with state-of-the-art facilities for learning, sport, drama, and many other activities. It will function as a day and boarding school catering to students between the ages of 7 and 18 from across ASEAN.

Building of the school is scheduled to be complete by June 2018, and the doors will open to the first pupils in September 2018.

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