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King’s, Vattanacville, partner to Europe’s oldest public school, opens in Phnom Penh

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Neak Oknha Sam Ang Vattanac (left), British Ambassador Dominic Williams (second left), HE Kong Vibol (centre) and Lok Chumteav Oknha Chhun Leang (second right).

King’s, Vattanacville, partner to Europe’s oldest public school, opens in Phnom Penh

The King’s School, Vattanacville – a partner school to The King’s School, Canterbury – opened to children aged three to eight (Pre-Prep and Prep) on August 16, 2023 at its stunning City Campus, the Vattanac Capital lifestyle cube.

The King’s School, Canterbury – Europe’s oldest public school dating from 597AD – started as a medieval cathedral school founded by Augustine of Canterbury, considered the "Apostle to the English" and a founder of the English Church.

When the Dissolution of the Monasteries took place, the school in the English county of Kent, was re-founded by royal charter in 1541 as The King's School, referring to King Henry VIII.

Alumni include one of England’s most celebrated playwrights, Christopher Marlowe, as well as writer W Somerset Maugham and novelist Sir Hugh Walpole.

Some of the more recent notable alumni include ex-England cricket captain David Gower, triple Olympic medallist Fran Houghton and War Horse author Michael Morpugo.

At The King’s School, Vattanacville in Cambodia, the students get to embark on their education journey with a rich intellectual heritage that extends back more than 1,400 years.

The success and longevity of The Kings School, Canterbury has stood the test of time, such that it remains as relevant to children and young adults globally today as it did 1,000 years ago.

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Neak Oknha Sam Ang Vattanac (fifth left) joins The King’s School, Vattanacville teaching staff at the welcome reception.

King’s School, Vattanacville is committed to being a world class school rooted in providing an exceptional level of holistic, comprehensive education – and with world class facilities and staff, the highest academic standards are supported by opportunities for wider personal growth.

Its philosophy is grounded in ensuring students have every opportunity to develop each facet of themselves, and to thrive, grow and become strong, resilient and compassionate young adults.

This is as true today in Phnom Penh as it has been in Canterbury for many centuries.

The beautifully designed interiors, bespoke facilities and elegant construction at King’s School, Vattanacville will ensure learning is active and interactive, with children safe to learn, explore and enquire.

All the teaching materials for children are imported from specialist education companies to promote active learning, the school committed to using sustainable products and natural materials to ensure children have the opportunity to develop through high-quality sensory engagement.

The teaching staff are all highly qualified professionals whose commitment to delivering excellence is proven in their extensive experience in leading international and UK schools.

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British Ambassador to Cambodia Dominic Williams (centre) joins Neak Oknha Sam Ang Vattanac (fourth left) and Lok Chumteav Oknha Chhun Leang (fourth right) at The King’s School, Vattanacville welcome reception on August 16.

King’s Vattanacville holds the same standards as King’s Canterbury in the commitment to child protection and safeguarding students, as well as curriculum delivery, teaching and learning.

Both King’s Canterbury and King’s Vattanacville are accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS,) the largest premier global association for British schools overseas and one of the leading accreditation bodies for UK partner schools overseas.

The commitment to the very highest standards of delivery in education provides children in Cambodia with the same opportunities as those in Canterbury, with students benefiting from the rich history and traditions combined with modern and progressive teaching and learning.

To thrive at King’s, to love learning and to become renowned global citizens, results in obtaining academic success and strong personal development to facilitate the transition to leading universities across the globe.

Kings School Vattanacville City Campus:

Vattanac Capital Lifestyle Cube, Level 5, Preah Monivong Boulevard, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

For any enquiry, please contact Kimheng Thea (English or Khmer).

Mobile and Telegram: 086 311 122.

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