Repton (2)

For January or April 2020

Repton International Schools Limited (RISL) is proud to be opening a school in Xiamen, Fujian Province, in partnership with Chiway Education. Chiway-Repton School Xiamen will be RISL’s first school in China and will join the growing family of Repton schools globally.

Chiway-Repton School Xiamen is scheduled to open in September 2020 and will be a day and boarding school for up to 1,300 students aged 3 to 18. The school will comprise of a kindergarten, a Chinese junior high school (grades 1-9) and an international senior school. The junior high school and senior school will both be full boarding. Chiway-Repton School Xiamen aims to be a world-class institution that offers the best of Western and Chinese education, using modern nnovative methods and latest technologies, drawing on Repton’s advanced educational concepts and teaching methods, extensive and in-depth curriculum design expertise, best principles and ethos of a boarding school and a strict quality assurance system.

The school will be housed on a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, modern, purpose-built campus overlooking Yundang Bay, ideally located close to the interesting, historic and attractive city centre of Xiamen. The new-build school will enjoy world-class facilities that will enable the students to leave school with the necessary skills and attributes to succeed in a fast moving and exciting world. It is anticipated that the students will continue on to the finest universities in the world, both in China and in the other international centres of educational excellence.

The school will offer the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in its kindergarten, with teaching in both English and Mandarin-medium. The junior high school will follow the Chinese curriculum, taught in Mandarin. The students arriving in the senior school will undertake a preparation transition year, culminating in the Repton Diploma before moving on for the last two years to study rigorous A Level courses, recognised around the world as the gold standard of British education.

Chiway-Repton School Xiamen will mirror Repton School in the UK by offering the highest levels of pastoral care as well as offering a wide and impressive co-curricular programme. It will ensure its students leave prepared to accept and embrace change, with an ambition to make their mark on the world and with confidence, resilience and independence.

The Board of Governors of Chiway-Repton School Xiamen is now seeking to appoint an experienced, inspirational and dynamic Principal to lead the new school’s Senior High School, to commence in either January or April 2020 and prepare the senior school for launch in September 2020 and lead it thereafter. The postholder will also be responsible for line-managing the leadership of the British curriculum kindergarten and will work closely with the Chinese Principal of the junior high school. The postholder will report to the school’s General Manager.

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For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Edward Clark on +44(0)1256 862840 or +44 (0)7718 588616, or email at To apply for the post, please visit and submit your up-to-date CV and a letter of  application quoting code RXP. The letter should incorporate how you meet the person specification, why you are applying for the position and what particular attributes and qualities you would bring to the role. 


Longlist interviews: 28, 29 October 2019 (in London)
Shortlist/Final interviews: 27, 28 November 2020 (in Xiamen, China)

Chiway-Repton School Xiamen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

Additional information


Competitive salary and package


Xiamen, China

Position Type

Principal, Senior High School

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