Recently, according to foreign media reports, due to the influx of a large number of overseas students, especially Chinese students, into British boarding schools, leading to a serious imbalance in the proportion of international students, schools are facing identity crisis.
The researchers noted that,With tuition fees rising to £ 35000 / year (about rmb320000 / year), some British parents can't afford their children to attend full-time boarding schools. On the other hand, with the rise of the rich in Asia and other regions, these parents send their children to boarding schools in the UK, resulting in more and more overseas students in boarding schools。
Ten years ago, less than 30% of British boarding school students were non British students, and now the number is more than 40%。 Most of the overseas boarders are from China, accounting for 44% of the total 28910.
Especially in recent years, many students have given up studying in the United States and chose to study in the UK. In addition, a large number of students from Hong Kong have transferred to study in the UK.
Some famous private schools, such as Eton, harrow and seven oaks, are well-known both in Britain and abroad. They can decide the proportion of their own students and overseas students to achieve a balance.
However, some middle and low-end private schools blindly absorb a large number of rich overseas students and face the identity crisis of British education。 Chinese boarding students have improved the Academic Ranking and financial situation of private schools in the UK, because Chinese students have relatively good math scores.
In order to meet the needs of international students, boarding schools are constantly improving the campus construction, resulting in rising tuition fees. Since 2010, tuition fees for private schools in the UK have risen by an average of 3.9% per year.
A German parent had to transfer his child because he couldn't understand his classmates speaking Chinese at school. Many overseas parents also complain about the imbalance in the proportion of international students. After their children came here to study, their English did not improve, but their Chinese ability improved a lot。