Our Partner Schools
Our UWS Schools are partnered with a school in the UK or overseas who fundraise to support its running costs. These long-term partnerships ensure the sustainability of our schools while providing students across the globe with a window into the lives of children living in remote and marginalised communities.
Who are our Partner Schools?
All of our Partner Schools are aligned to the UWS mission and have committed to action. Each partnership is bespoke and designed around what partner schools need and what they can offer. In many of our Partner Schools UWS forms a key part of International Baccalaureate studies, or provides the opportunity for students to get involved with our Global Citizenship badge scheme.
We are proud to be partnered with over 130 schools across 21 countries. To name just a few:
- Sarah Bonnell School;
- Morpeth School;
- St. Louis School of Milan;
- Bradbury School in Hong Kong;
- University of Michigan;
- Amnuay Silpa School in Thailand;
- Dame Alice Owen’s School;
- Manchester High School for Girls;
- Dulwich Singapore;
- Morpeth School;
- Westbourne House;
- Gold Creek School in Australia;
- The British School of Bahrain;
- St Joseph’s RC High School in Wales;
- RGS Guildford;
- Bedford Academy;
- Burnt Mill Academy;
- Haileybury Almaty in Kahazkistan;
- Bruern Abbey School;
- Tollgate Teaching School Alliance;
- Christianeum Hamburg in Germany
“UWS Cambodia has empowered our students to take part in something that is real… they see the difference they make, and take pride in it.”Jon Cooper
Get to know our Partner Schools
Burnt Mill Academy, UK
Burnt Mill Academy is an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school in Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom. As a Performing Arts College, it has particular strengths in the arts. Ofsted’s inspection in 2013 rated Burnt Mill as Outstanding.
We are delighted that Burnt Mill Academy is now partnered with UWS Kaeng Ngai School in Cambodia, which opened in 2015. We thank Burnt Mill Academy for its generosity and hard work in sponsoring this school.
The Falcons School for Girls, UK
The Falcons School for Girls is a preparatory school located in Putney, London. Often cited as the most creative preparatory school in London, it offers a friendly setting in which children are allowed to blossom and thrive.
The school’s strong sense of community is formed by the close bond between staff, parents and girls. This allows Falcons to work towards the Alpha Plus Gold Standard in education.
Falcons School for Girls has taken on the running costs of UWS Hang Savart (Stung Treng), which opened in July 2016 as UWS’ 38th operational school in Cambodia.
The King’s School is a British co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils, situated within Canterbury cathedral. It is believed to be the oldest continuously operating school in the world, having been founded in AD 597.
Since 2015, King’s Canterbury have supported the running costs of UWS Gufa School in Nepal.
Kings Education is an international education group which operates colleges in the UK and USA. Kings specialises in English language courses and pathways programmes for international students intent on university study in the UK or USA. The cohort at Kings is made up of students from over 80 countries.
Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) is one of our partner schools, partnered with UWS Chai Thom. The roots to this partnership were planted in 2010 when teachers from PGS visited the village Chai Thom and disregarded its remote location as a barrier to provide a school for the children.
To learn more about PGS, please read the PGS Case Study.
Red Maids’ School in Bristol is one of our partner schools, partnered with UWS Jong School. Teachers from the school have visited Cambodia and they have sponsored the building and sustaining of Jong School in Ratanakiri. The student-led committee are fully committed to the sustainable development of Jong School.
For more on their innovative and highly effective approach to the UWS school partnership, please read the Red Maids’ Case Study.
The Royal Grammar School, commonly known as the RGS, is a selective English independent day school for boys in Guildford, Surrey.
RGS is partnered with UWS Tiem Kram School, Cambodia, a partnership dating back to 2009. This makes RGS one of UWS’ first Partner Schools.
“The UWS partnership has provided a unique opportunity for the boys to have experiences they just wouldn’t get elsewhere” – RGS Guildford Teacher and Project Coordinator.
RGS students visited in Summer 2013, and again in Summer 2015, and the school is currently planning their next visit in 2017.
Sarah Bonnell School is a comprehensive school for 1,200 girls in Stratford, East London. It is one of the oldest school for girls in England, as it was unusual for benefactors to view girls’ education as important in the 18th century. The school is strongly aligned with the values of UWS, working to change the opportunities for young women across the globe.
Sarah Bonnell School has been partnered with UWS Kmaeng School since 2014.
Sevenoaks School is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks provides academic excellence with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension inspired by the International Baccalaureate.
Sevenoaks is proud to be partnered with UWS Spong School.
St Joseph’s RC High School is an 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school serving the city of Newport in South Wales and its wider environs. There are currently 1450 students on roll with 280 in the sixth form.
Since 2015 St Joseph’s RC High School has been partnered with UWS Som School in Cambodia.
Tollgate is a Teaching School that leads an alliance of 30 schools across 7 London Boroughs. This gives us huge strength and capacity in teaching and learning and leadership to support other schools. We are a centre of excellence that hosts national and international visitors to share knowledge and best practice. Tollgate is also an Initial Teacher Training Centre that trains 45 teachers a year.
Witham Hall is a happy and thriving co-educational independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13 years. They are are committed to an education both in and beyond the classroom, thereby enabling the academic, artistic and physical potential of each child to flourish.
Witham Hall are proud to be the partner school of UWS Kiri Bah Ler School in Cambodia, who they have supported since 2015, and visited in 2017.
“The student council, ignited by personal passion and a need to give something back to the world, researched various avenues. Since they all cared deeply about promoting education and recognised the need in Cambodia, they are delighted to help UWS in their efforts to build and develop a school in Sway village for 200 children.”Gerry Rafferty
Amnuay Silpa School, Thailand
The British School in Tokyo (BST) is a truly international co-educational school of high academic standards with over 1000 students aged between 3 and 18, located in the centre of Tokyo. To link with their 25 year anniversary celebrations back in 2014, BST partnered with UWS Dor School, built in 2014.
Dulwich College (Singapore) opened in August 2014 and is recognised as a leading international school in the city.
Dulwich College London is at the core of the Dulwich College International (DCI), a family of international schools, to which Dulwich College Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Seoul, Zhuhai all belong.
In 2015 they partnered with UWS Ngang Som Toch School in Cambodia.
Full Circle Classrooms is a not-for-profit learning collaborative located on a horse farm and 11 acres of woods on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Learning is project-based, with an emphasis on global collaborations, a connection with nature, and an emergent curriculum based on students’ passions. We pride ourselves in embracing a neurodiverse population of students, changing the question “How Smart Are You?” to “How Are You Smart?”. In 2016 Full Circle Classrooms joined the group of partners who support UWS Tien School.
German Swiss International School (GSIS) is GSIS is one of Hong Kong’s premier international schools, providing bilingual education from Kindergarten to Secondary as well as Business College. GSIS is partnered with UWS Rock School. GSIS have visited Cambodia and the UWS schools and have a large student group actively involved in the partnership.
Haileybury Almaty was founded in 2008 as an offshoot of Haileybury, an independent school in England, and is based in Kazakhstan. It is partnered with UWS Chan Tuk School based in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia.
The senior leadership team and their colleagues at Haileybury Almaty believe passionately in supporting student voice and the students’ desire to help other children less fortunate than themselves. They also believe that students need a balanced curriculum within an international setting to be successful in higher education and the workplace.
The partnership with UWS therefore seeks to enrich students’ educational experiences and to support the aim to be fundamentally a happy and purposeful international-minded school, providing an ethical and moral environment that promotes respect, teamwork, and leadership.
Following lectures and tutorials on UWS, there have been numerous visits to Cambodia by their students to work with UWS and other NGOs. The students have founded an anti-human trafficking group, called Traffick Link, who actively support UWS. Read more about UWC Li Po Chun’s volunteering and fundraising here.
“The teaching and engagement of pupils is fabulous and it is wonderful to see the school in action”.Alexandra Cross
St Joseph’s Institution International, Singapore
SJI International provides a Lasallian education with a distinct emphasis on supporting others through concern for the poor and social justice. SJI International built its partner school UWS Koh Chreum in 2016. They are seeking to develop sustainable programmes across both their High School and Elementary School based on a long-term relationship, which will have a real and lasting impact to serve ‘the last, the lost and the least’.
St Christopher’s School in Bahrain is an international school offering a British curriculum.
St Christopher’s Primary School has been partnered with UWS Ka Narng Ket School in Cambodia since 2014. In 2015, St Christopher’s Secondary School partnered with UWS Gurase school in Nepal.
St George’s is an inclusive, vibrant international community of approximately 750 students aged from 3 years to 18+ years, representing over 50 different nationalities. Our well-resourced environment enables us to offer a challenging and caring programme that caters to the individual strengths of our students.
The St. Louis School of Milan is a private international school catering for 900 pupils from 2 to 18 years old. St Louis school is an International Baccalaureate world school based in the centre of Milan, Italy. The curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum with the option of an Italian stream for children fluent in Italian.
St Louis School has been a partner with UWS Swy School in Cambodia since 2014, visiting them in 2017.
West Island School is established in the best traditions of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) to provide excellence in the education of students from eleven to eighteen years of age who want an English medium education.
The school has an outstanding record of academic attainment and personal enrichment. Strength from Diversity: Inspiring Students to become responsible Global Citizens
“Excited to be part of the UWS project – we always look forward to visiting the school!”Sharon Vipond
Join us. Become a Partner School today
If your school is interested in joining our network of partner schools, please get in touch via [email protected]. For more information on school partnership see Partner your School, or if you are a company looking to sponsor a UWS school see Partner your Organisation.