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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元261,900
to: 元362,800
Address: No.588 Gaoxi Road, Pudong Shanghai, China
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have close to 30 different nationalities represented at our school.

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

100% international.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer a solid EAL (English as an Additional Language) program to help students integrate into our classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Spanish.

Max. number of students per class

Early Years: 16-20 students; Pre-Prep: 22 students; Upper School: 24 students

Average number of students per class

We aim to keep class sizes small

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, our school has teaching assistants in each class through to Year 6.

Use of technology in the classroom

We leverage interactive boards in our classrooms and all students Y7 and above use laptops in class.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we are equipped for online learning via Teams. Homework submission is also via Teams for our older students.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE & A Level

Results in these examinations

IGCSE: 51% A* (vs. UK average of 14%)
A Level: 57% A* (vs. UK average of 19%), x% A-A*

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It varies by age, but in general, the homework time is limited to 2 hours per day for senior students.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100 percent.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have a Head of SEN (Special Educational Needs) who runs a comprehensive program.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our Heads of Phase closely monitors the gifted and talented program.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Students must complete and pass an assessment test (Year 2 and above) and interview prior to being admitted.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English is the only inclusive language common to students and therefore is the language of instruction. As such, students are expected to have a working knowledge of English on entry to the School.

Applicants may be invited to sit assessments subject to the availability of places and will be interviewed by one of the senior teachers.

The assessments will include: English, Mathematics and Non-verbal Reasoning for Year 2 and above. For Early Years (Pre-K, K1 and K2) and Year 1 students, assessments will be less formal, but equally rigorous.

Waiting list

It depends on the year group.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We are open for registration throughout the year, but there are some year groups that fill up quickly.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

4:05 pm

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Harrow offers a variety of diverse extracurricular activities (paid & free) that are integrated into our curriculum to develop the interests and passions of each child.

Sports activities included

Swimming & Physical Education (football, netball, rugby, basketball, hockey, dance, gymnastics, outdoor education, etc.) is a key aspect of Harrow's program.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

School Library, Science Labs, Drama Theatre, Music Rooms, Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Sports fields , 6th Form Centre, Gymnastics zone, Dance studio, Art Room, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

The sports facilities are second to none, with a double-sized sports hall, a roof-top running track, a multi-purpose sports area, a 25-metre swimming pool, not forgetting floodlit football and rugby pitches across the road.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Harrow Shanghai is a day and boarding school for students aged 2-18. Pre-Nursery to Year 10 opened in August 2016 on the newly-developed Sunland project in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, thirty minutes from the centre of Shanghai. Boarding is a crucial element in the life of all Harrow schools and Shanghai is no different. Boarding is expected to be available at Harrow Shanghai in late 2017.

Teaching approach of the school

At the heart of Harrow’s educational philosophy are the development of the mind and an understanding of how an individual student learns best. The intellectual, social and ethical needs of Harrow's international students determine its educational requirements. In its curriculum development, always an on-going process, Harrow Shanghai is forward thinking and innovative. Harrow believes in a curriculum that has its foundations in intellectual content rather than assessment, important though that is. Harrow aims to equip its students to think, appreciate and create while always having the opportunity to excel.

The Harrow Shanghai curriculum is rooted in the English National Curriculum but a vital focus is also given to the international dimension of the school. It never loses sight of the fact that Harrow is an international school in China and celebrates its host culture whenever possible.

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