Harrow School is set to open its first branch in Japan, The Daily Mail reports.
Harrow International School Appi will open in the north of Honshu, the country’s main island, in August 2022. The school will have places for up to 900 boarders aged 11 to 18 at the base of Mount Ryugamori in Appi Kogen, Iwate Prefecture.
Students at the school will study for IGCSE and A-level examinations in what the school describes as a “stunning natural setting”. The school’s unique location will mean pupils can enjoy skiing, a golf course and mountain bike trails. The site itself will be equipped with an indoor swimming pool and 18 tennis courts.
The Japanese branch of Harrow will be the latest in a long line it has opened in Asia, including branches in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Bangkok.
Rugby School in Warwickshire has also announced plans to open a school in Japan in 2022, in the Tokyo area, tapping into growing demand for British education in Japan.
Peter Green, executive headmaster of Rugby School Group, has said it will be “an authentic interpretation of Rugby School England, sharing Rugby’s aims and ethos, but within – and mindful of – the cultural context of Japan”
Harrow and Rugby are thought to be the first British boarding schools to set up branches in Japan.