Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh to provide British education in Cambodia
UK-based Shrewsbury School is proud to bring British educational standards to Cambodia with the aim of contributing to the rapid development of the sector and improving the Kingdom’s education system to compete regionally and globally.
With its admissions team accepting applications, Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh will provide a level of education and student experience unmatched in the country today. The British school has won the highly sought-after award for Best Independent School of the Year in 2020.
And the question that can be asked at this point is: “What makes British education great?” UK education has long been recognized globally as the industry’s ‘gold standard’, and there are several reasons for this.
As British education is delivered through the medium of English – the lingua franca of the modern world and the language of international business – there are clear advantages for anyone leaving school proficient in English communication, both in formal and informal settings.
Founding headmaster Toby Waterson said Shrewsbury School in England was over 450 years old and had a tremendous reputation for excellence.
Over 20 years ago, Shrewsbury Bangkok was created in the same mould, with Shrewsbury Hong Kong established some time later – and now Shrewsbury has come to Phnom Penh.
“Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is the first premium British school brand to be founded in Cambodia.
“As the director of a brand new school in Cambodia, I am thinking about how the establishment and growth of the school will be affected and will affect changes in the society and economy in which it operates,” said Waterson said.
With Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh offering boarding school – as well as top-notch day education – the Kingdom will begin to see families abroad choosing to send their children to Cambodia, reversing the trend that
Currently, some Cambodian families are sending their children abroad for their education, he added.
“Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is delighted to be part of this journey, serving not only those in the school’s learning community, but also partners and agencies across the country.
“And I look forward to meeting anyone interested in being part of or working with the Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh community.
It is indeed a very exciting time to be involved in education in Cambodia,” said Waterson.
UK programs are broad and offer not only rigor and development in core subjects and skills, but are also rich in options and personal pathways, allowing students to experience a wide range of humanities,
creative arts, sciences and languages.
The National English Curriculum is modern, relevant and flexible. The emphasis on holistic education and the individual child are also hallmarks of a British-style education.
Shrewsbury Phnom Penh International School is already open for children aged two to five at Flatiron by Meridian in downtown Phnom Penh.
The school’s main campus is expected to open in September 2024 in Chroy Changvar district, north of the capital.
The main campus will accommodate primary and secondary students and provide boarding facilities.