Fees: Annual tuition charges range from 27,700 Chinese yuan Renminbi (RMB) (£2,619) for toddlers attending two days a week to 220,600 RMB (£20,855) for full-time sixth formers.There is a 2,000 RMB (£189) application fee and an 18,000 RMB (£1,701) deposit.
The international education scene in China, like its economy, is rapidly taking off, with several big-name establishments having opened in recent years.
International schools here do not feature children from the host nation unless their parents have foreign passports, since Chinese citizens’ children are not allowed to attend foreign-operated international schools.
The following profiles include institutions which are linked to two of England’s most well-known public schools.
Set amidst tree-lined boulevards in an expat area around 10 miles east of the city centre, the school boasts rugby pitches and a cricket square alongside other facilities ranging from a 350-seat theatre to art, music and design and technology studios.
It was established in 2003 and is now one of four schools using the Dulwich College name in China through a franchise arrangement with its near 400-year-old parent institution.
Dulwich College Shanghai has 1,350 pupils, from toddlers to 18-year-olds, of which Americans (18 per cent) are narrowly ahead of Britons (17 per cent) as the largest group.
The school is also popular with Australians and families from Hong Kong and Singapore. The youngest children start out in “Ducks” – Dulwich College Kindergarten, Shanghai – before moving to the main campus nearby for primary and secondary education.
Curriculum: The school follows the English national curriculum from the early years until the end of key stage 3, at 14.
In addition, pupils must take Mandarin from year one onwards.