IOE Confucius Classrooms

UCL Institute of Education Confucius Classrooms are mainstream schools across England that have Chinese firmly embedded in their own curriculum and can give advice, support and taster classes to other schools in their region that are looking to start offering Chinese. The Confucius Classroom Curriculum Models for Introducing/Developing Secondary Mandarin document explores the different ways to introduce and develop Chinese on the school curriculum.

There are currently 45 IOE Confucius Classrooms, in a variety of different English schools (state-maintained and independent) and teaching pupils at various different stages (ranging from infant, age 4, through to sixth form college, age 18).

See below for a list of IOE Confucius Classrooms who are committed to helping other schools to improve their Chinese provision:

London and South East Region

Alexandra Park School
Bidwell Gardens, London, N11 2AZ
Tel: 020 8826 4880
Confucius Classroom contact: Jay Naidoo
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Anglo European School
Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0DJ
Tel: 012773 54018
Confucius Classroom contact: Frank Wang
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Bay House School & Sixth Form
Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, PO12 2QP
Tel: 023 9258 7931
Confucius Classroom contact: Simon Hall
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Benenden School
Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA
Tel: 01580 240592
Confucius Classroom contact: Alice Webb
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Beths Grammar School
Hartford Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1NE
Tel: 01322 556538
Confucius Classroom contact: Kay McLeod
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Brockenhurst College
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZE
Tel: 01590 625555
Confucius Classroom contact: Francoise Olivier
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Dartford Grammar School
West Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2HW
Tel: 01322 223039
Confucius Classroom contact: Melissa Carr
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Downe House School
Hermitage Rd, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9JJ
Tel: 01635 200286
Confucius Classroom Contact: Qiumei Chen
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Gumley House Convent High School
Saint John’s Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 6XF
Tel: 020 8568 8692
Confucius Classroom contact: Sara Long
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Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6LT
Tel: 01580 764222
Confucius Classroom contact: Yanwen Tang
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Hove Park School
Valley Campus, Hangleton Way, Hove, BN3 8AA
Tel: 01273295002
Confucius Classroom contact: James Sandford
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Kingsford Community School
Kingsford Way, Becton, London, E6 5JG
Tel: 020 7476 4700
Confucius Classroom contact: Chunlei Li
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Lambeth Academy
Elms Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9ET
Tel: 020 7819 4700
Confucius Classroom contact: Katie Wang
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New Line Learning Academy
Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QL
Tel: 01622 743286
Confucius Classroom contact: Liping Qiu
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Rosendale Primary School
Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8LR
Tel: 020 8670 4962
Confucius Classroom contact: Debbie Salmon
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Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AS
Tel: 01227 463567
Confucius Classroom Contact: George Zhao
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Sir Roger Manwood’s School
Manwood Rd, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9JX
Tel: 01304 610200
Confucius Classroom contact: Ms Liyao Huang
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St George’s VA School
Sun Lane, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4TD
Tel: 01582 765477
Confucius Classroom contact: Nina Fox
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St Mary Magdalene Academy
Liverpool Road, London, N7 8PG
Tel: 020 7697 0123
Confucius Classroom contact: Yadi Luo
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Trinity School
Shirley Park, Croydon, CR9 7AT
Tel: 020 8656 9541
Confucius Classroom contact: Pei-shu Lin
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UCL Academy
Adelaide Rd, London NW3 3AQ
Tel: 020 7449 3080
Confucius Classroom contact: Haiyan Yin
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Wellington College
Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne, West Berkshire, RG45 7PU
Tel: 01344 444000
Confucius Classroom contact: Yunyun Tang
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South West Region

Devonport High School for Girls
Lyndhurst Road, Plymouth, PL2 3DL
Tel: 017527 05024
Confucius Classroom contact: Katie Bell
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Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School
Wotton Road, Wotton under Edge, GL12 8RB
Tel: 014538 42227
Confucius Classroom contact: Michelle Tate
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Millfield School
Millfield Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD
Tel: 01458 444264
Confucius Classroom contact: Ms Jing Keeler
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Torquay Boys’ Grammar School
Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, TQ2 7EL
Tel: 01803 615501
Confucius Classroom contact: Victoria Allen
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Midlands Region

Dixie Grammar School
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0LE
Tel: 01455 292 244
Confucius Classroom contact: Lucy Gu
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Finham Park School
Green Lane, Coventry, CV3 6EA
Tel: 024 764 18135
Confucius Classroom contact: Jenny Darby
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Robin Hood Primary Academy
Pitmaston Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 9PP
Tel: 0121 464 2187
Confucius Classroom contact: Simone Haughey
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Queen Mary’s Grammar School
Sutton Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2PG
Tel: 01922 720696
Confucius Classroom contact: Yan Wang
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Uppingham School
Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9QE
Tel: 01572 822216
Confucius Classroom contact: Zach Zeng
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East Region

King Edward VII School
Gaywood Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 2QB
Tel: 01553-773606
Confucius Classroom contact: Aurelie Anton
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Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School
Wragby Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4PN
Tel: 015228 81144
Confucius Classroom contact: Julie Butler
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Oundle School
Oundle School, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4GH
Tel: 01832 277122
Confucius Classroom contact: Annabel Hurley
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North West Region

Calday Grange Grammar School
Grammar School Lane, Wirral, CH48 8GG
Tel: 0151 625 2727
Confucius Classroom contact: Jacqui McIver
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Greasby Infant School
Barker Lane, Greasby, Wirral, CH49 3NX
Tel: 0151 677 2830
Confucius Classroom contact: Joanne Hall
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St Chad’s High School
Grangeway, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 5YH
Tel: 01928 564106
Confucius Classroom contact: Helen Brown
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The Queen’s School
City Walls Road, Chester, CH12NN
Tel: 01244 312078
Confucius Classroom contact: Lucy Whittam
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Upton Hall School FCJ
Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ
Tel: 0151 677 7696
Confucius Classroom contact: Zhou Hu
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Yorkshire and North East Region

Archbishop Sentamu Academy
1 Bilton Grove, Hull, North Humberside HU9 5YB
Tel: 01482 781912
Confucius Classroom contact: Liqun Dai
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Carmel College
The Headlands, Darlington, DL3 8RW
Tel: 01325 254525
Confucius Classroom contact: Marielle Thonnart
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Durham Johnston School
Crossgate Moor, Durham, DH1 4SU
Tel: 0191 384 3887
Confucius Classroom contact: Gill Wood
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Hummersknott Academy
Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8AR
Tel: 01325241191
Confucius Classroom contact: Shan Lane
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Silverdale School
Bents Crescent, Sheffield, S11 9QH
Tel: 0114 2369991
Confucius Classroom contact: Katrin Sredzki-Seamer
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Quality at the core

IOE Confucius Classrooms are expected to offer:

  1. Chinese on curriculum with a locally employed teacher and development plan for Chinese that has headteacher approval
  2. A commitment to developing Chinese in the local area through work with other schools and Hanban teachers
  3. A commitment to sharing expertise and materials by convening regional networking meetings twice a year
  4. A commitment to supporting a PGCE student or other teacher trainees
  5. Sharing of Mandarin results and student numbers year on year