ESF King George V School
2 Tin Kwong Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong, China
+852 2711 3029
|Status||English Schools Foundation school/Non-Profit|
|Principal||Mr Mark Blackshaw|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18|
|Number of pupils||1,800|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Mr Chris Wightman|
|MYP Coordinator||Mr Duncan Shiel|
|Associations||ESF, IB, CIS, WASC, BTEC|
At King George V School, our purpose is based on our belief that every student can 'be their own remarkable…' as they achieve, improve and learn. Our vision is to create a 'school for one'. A place where each and every person engages in remarkable learning to achieve at high levels and be the best they can be.
Our school is also about continual improvement. As an agile school, we collaborate and innovate to make a difference in the communities we serve and lead. KGV School is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong.
KGV School reflects the goals of ESF where the comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities brings out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds. Our strategic intent is to be the key driver of best practice in teaching and learning. Our model of education is on the cutting-edge of global innovation producing excellent outcomes for our students.
King George V School originated as the Kowloon British School in 1902, moving to its present site in 1936. The present name dates from 1948. Today it serves students from Kowloon and the New Territories. It occupies a large site of over ten acres and has its own AstroTurf sports field and outdoor swimming pool. There are two new buildings completed in 2013 (Performing Arts and a Science Block) on the school site and an extensive Learning Resource Centre (LRC).
The school is well known for its commitment to developing all aspects of student life and it has a fine tradition in sport, music, drama, dance, community service, charity work and environmental sustainability. Our school has a very strong House system, which is run and inspired by our students and provides a wide range of learning opportunities and activities.
Our school is implementing the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Years 7 to 9, after which the schools delivers the IGCSE in Years 10 and 11. Students then progress to study either the IB Diploma Programme or the more vocationally oriented BTEC applied learning programme.
The school motto is Honestas Ante Honores: Honesty before Glory. Our alumni are passionate and connected to our school. We have a proud history and even more excited about our future as we strive to provide opportunities for each and every student to 'be their own remarkable…'