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Significant investment secured for the newest and fastest growing independent school in Wales

Following the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May to China last week and her announcement of more than half a billion pounds of education investment between China and the UK, Myddelton College and its sister school, Adcote, based in Shrewsbury, have secured new investment partners to help expand and improve their facilities.

At a signing ceremony on Friday 2nd February in Shanghai’s Harbour City business and cultural district, Mark Coggins, representing Myddelton College, and James Hu, CEO of world-leading international education specialists Ray Education, entered into a formal investment deal in the presence of Mr Liam Fox Secretary of State for International Trade.

The College has been put forward for this investment by the Department for International Trade in recognition of its innovative technology, its ethos of developing and nurturing each individual student and the Three Pillars of Myddelton: Resilience, Scholarship and Fellowship.

Mr Coggins said the new investment and strengthened international links would see Myddelton College go from strength-to-strength, benefitting both its students and the local community. “We are very committed to high quality innovative education and the investment will be used to improve student experience, facilities and the high teaching standard in both schools. This will create more jobs in the local community as we add to our teaching and support staff.”

Myddelton College Headteacher Mark Roberts said: “I am thrilled about our new business relationship with Ray Education. It further expands our international links and will bring many benefits to our campus at Myddelton and also to the wider community in North Wales, including jobs and significant investment in the resources at the College.”

Pic caption: (Left to Right, back row): Richard Burn Director-General DIT in China, Liam Fox Secretary of State for International Trade, Mr Cao CEO of Dianguang Group Public Company, Lily Wen Head of British-Style Schools Education and Skills Department for International Trade. (Front Row): James Hu CEO of Ray Education and Mark Coggins Adcote School and Myddelton College.

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