DISCOVER - Welcome

Education is not preparation for life;

education is life itself.

J. DEWEY

Welcome

The opportunity to shape the future is a rare privilege and an immense responsibility. At LYBS we take this responsibility extremely seriously. Our school is defined by a wonderfully diverse student body, exemplary pastoral care, academic creativity and an exciting array of after school activities. We are grounded and unpretentious, but ambitious, nonetheless. We care about the individual and pride ourselves in the warmth of a community in which all constituents are respected and appreciated.

We live in challenging and volatile times and this means that providing an outstanding, progressive and holistic education is more important than ever. Of course, results matter and at LYBS our students consistently manage to do their personal best in all areas of the curriculum, giving them access to tertiary education in China and overseas. However, this is just one aspect of the LYBS education and students are supported to show ambition both within and beyond the classroom.

School should be fun and happy children are more likely to be successful. We see it as our responsibility to bring out our students' talents, to broaden their horizons and to develop their personal qualities. To do this we aim to foster confidence, resilience, determination and integrity; to enhance communication; to embrace creativity; to encourage teamwork; and to promote an open-minded and caring mentality so that students are ready to make a really positive contribution to the wider community.

Tradition is important here and still shapes some of our guiding principles, but we seek to build on the past while looking towards the future. LYBS is, and will remain, a forward-thinking school that enthusiastically embraces innovation and new opportunity. 

A website can provide a flavour of the school, but nothing substitutes for a visit to meet with the people that you will entrust your student’s future with. I look forward to welcoming you to one of our open day events.

With best wishes,


Antony Geralis BA, MEd, PCPS, MA

Head of School