St Bees School & Full Circle Education Group

The Full Circle Education Group (Shenzhen International) is based in Shenzhen in the south of China. Full Circle comprises a growing number of schools in China and the UK which share the same educational philosophy. With experience of running one of the longest-established private schools in China with 4,000 students, we partner with different institutions with similar values to develop schools worldwide.

Full Circle’s vision embraces Fusion – integrating the best of East and West. The expertise we have in school management provides our partners with different perspectives of support, such as strategic development planning, school leadership, curriculum leadership, pastoral systems, operations management, as well as financial investment. Our team of experts from multinational backgrounds seek to enrich education management with the wisdom of both worlds.

At Full Circle we believe in the power of integration, where a sense of common purpose provides the bridges between East and West and where we can, in understanding and humility, provide our children with an education which transcends national boundaries whilst preserving cultural integrity.

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It is Full Circle’s mission to provide its partner schools with a ‘Fusion’ curriculum – hybrid programs of study which integrate the best of the West with the best of the East.  Through the shared Fusion curriculum, we aim for a free-flow of students between countries, providing partner programs in which UK students can study in China and Chinese students can access a truly British educational experience.  Full Circle’s educational approach is further developed through the binary fusion of academic attainment and character development which forms the core of this holistic approach.

We understand that the gradual development of character attributes in our students will enable them to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world, where teamwork, leadership, independence, research skills, confidence, public speaking and debate, personal organization, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and critical thinking will increasingly be in demand.

Full Circle Education Group St Bees School Image 3Opportunities for character development are woven into the fabric of both the academic curriculum and parallel curriculum for a challenging, rounded education.

St Bees stands amongst the oldest and most venerable schools in the world.  At its founding in 1583, Sir Francis Drake was circumnavigating the world and Shakespeare was 19 years old.  It has always espoused the holistic development of its students with an extensive pastoral care system in line with Archbishop Grindal’s original vision.  Together, St Bees and Full Circle achieve an exceptional synergy, which will be used to power the relaunch of the school in September 2018.

In order to make this information easily accessible, you can download a PDF copy of the summary here: St Bees and Full Circle Education Group Partnership A4 summary – March 2017