Fettes College announces plans for a 'transformational' new school in China

2017.07.14

On Thursday 13th July, Fettes College will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bright
Scholar Education Group, renowned as one of China’s top private education providers. The
agreement is for Bright Scholar to create a purpose-built school in Southern China that bears the
Fettes name and adopts the ethos and aims of Fettes College, Edinburgh. It is anticipated that the
school will cater for 2,500 pupils aged 2-18 and is planned to open in 2019.

Bright Scholar approached Fettes College because they are aware of the world-class, all-round
education we offer our pupils, something they wish to emulate. Bright Scholar currently runs 51
independent schools in China and so their expertise and understanding of the importance of
education is undisputed.
The Governors of the Fettes Trust believe that this partnership be transformational with significant
financial changes resulting from the Fettes China project. Profits from the collaboration will
significantly grow the Endowment Fund year-on-year, thus ensuring the financial future of Fettes
(including substantial bursarial support for future generations). This project will be pivotal in
ensuring that the philanthropic vision of Sir William Fettes continues.
“We are honoured to have been able to work closely with Elizabeth Yang, Chairwoman of Bright
Scholar Education Group whose vision, philanthropic focus and collaborative drive has impressed us
immensely. Having Alex Chen, Vice President of Corporate Development at Bright Scholar, an Old
Fettesian so closely involved in the project will also ensure that the ideals and philosophy of Fettes are
adopted.”
Hon Lord Tyre, Chairman of Governors.

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