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Our History

Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School operates in partnership with Anfield School. Anfield was founded in 1999 by like-minded professionals who sought to provide a high quality, British style, international education which would be undertaken in a small school setting. It has a proven track record of, and a strong reputation for, providing excellent SEND international education in Hong Kong for children aged between two and twelve.

Established since August 2000 and 2008 respectively, our 2 Anfield Kindergartens at Kowloon Tong and Whampoa are private, coeducational Catholic institutions dedicated to preparing children for progression into international primary school systems. They offer an English curriculum adapted to take account of our international setting, and serve the community by providing an English-based, highly interactive and stimulating educational curriculum at playgroup, nursery and kindergarten levels. 

A primary school, Anfield School, represented a logical and necessary extension to our educational vision. During the previous years, Anfield had continually received requests from parents to establish our own mainstream primary school, and in September 2011, Anfield School was established at Tai Wai. In May 2016, it was granted full International Accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS), an internationally recognised official body for inspecting standards in schools. 

All Anfield schools are committed to providing for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and our supportive and nurturing environments have a remarkable impact on their learning and the development. The foundation of our SEND programme is the SEND Support Team, which provides assessment and individualised support for SEND students. Included within this team is: a qualified SEND Co-ordinator, SEND teachers and SEND teaching assistants. They all have considerable experience in dealing with young children in an educational setting. SEND children are given a great deal of pastoral support during the transitions between different stages in their education. 

In the Academic Year 2014 – 2015, the St. Bosco Centre, a SEND Unit, opened at Anfield School. The St. Bosco Centre is a dedicated SEND classroom for children with learning difficulties, who need a modified teaching programme in order to access the English National Curriculum, with partial inclusion in a regular mainstream class. With this expansion of Anfield’s SEND facilities, we continued our mission to provide a loving and joy-filled environment for Hong Kong’s SEND children.

Over the past 20 years, Anfield has kept up to date with developments in SEND provision for children in Hong Kong through visiting existing centres, networking with professional colleagues and communicating closely with parents and the general public. Feedback from all these stakeholders supported our thoughts regarding the urgent need for a quality special school, dedicated for children who need more specialist provision. 

As a result of the success of the St. Bosco Centre in meeting SEND students’ needs, and also the scarcity of SEND schools in Hong Kong catering for children with more specific educational needs, the decision was made to set up a dedicated SEND school. In August 2020, Anfield Hearts Foundation (AHF) was granted a school site in Yuen Long to operate a special educational needs (SEND) school – named as Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School by the Lands Department, with the policy support of the Development Bureau. The School aims to officially open in the Academic Year 2021 – 2022. Anfield Hearts Foundation is a non-profit organisation and Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School is a non-profit school.

Feedback from the Anfield SEND Community regarding current provision at Anfield

“Our child has generously benefitted from the SEND provision of teaching and support…….our family has been blessed.”

James and Tobie Mok

“We cannot stress strongly enough how our child has benefited from the quality of education and support provided to her at Anfield. It is nothing short of life changing in the most positive terms.”

                                                         Trisha and Pradeep Mohinani

                      “Our child is building on her logical and positive thinking that has shaped her as a caring, sociable person who loves to learn while having fun.”

                                                                   Rick and Rene Chu

“Anfield is quite literally enriching and changing the lives of children in great need and their families in a country where SEN in the primary years seems severely lacking.”

                                                                         Frank Burke

“Our son has been at Anfield’s St. Bosco Centre during his primary years and the progress he has made is nothing short of a miracle. He has grown in leaps and bounds, with the loving and highly skilled teachers who have taught him and the supportive and caring TAs who have worked with him. Anfield has given our son the best education that has allowed him to realize his full potential. “ 

                                                                        Janet Pau Tong 

“Anfield has provided a positive, safe and inclusive environment with a strong sense of community that has tremendously helped our child navigate through his academic and personal journey to date. The smile on his face & enthusiasm to go to school every day to meet teachers and friends is probably our best well-being barometer!” 

                                                   Nelly & Olivier Roquefort

“Anfield is a community of caring every students, parents and families. It is a place where my son has made great friends and memories, as well as learned invaluable lessons that will stay inside his heart forever.”

                                                                  Grace Lung

In the report from an Accreditation Visit in May 2016, the Council for International Schools (CIS) commended and gave high recognition to Anfield School in the following areas;

“For setting up the St. Bosco Centre that allows children with special needs access to learning within a regular school”

“For establishing a comprehensive process, from admissions through mainstreaming for the placement of students, and the monitoring of their progress”

“For supporting their SEN students, in the mainstream classrooms, through a well-documented process”

“For providing focused and respectful learning support services, reflecting their guiding statements of providing opportunities for all students to reach their own potential”

CIS also commented that;

“The school is particularly strong in the area of pastoral and academic support for students.  The St. Bosco Centre has a positive impact on the learning environment and enables the school to put its guiding statements into action in a practical way.”