What makes Our School Special?

Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School is an independent Catholic day school for SEND boys and girls, aged between five and twelve, providing students with an exceptional British education in a world city location. Supported by Anfield Hearts Foundation, an organisation with a strong passion to support the educational needs of the most vulnerable SEND children in Hong Kong, Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School is a small, but outstanding, special school. The Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School accommodates KS1 and KS2 children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities who require significant additional preparation to potentially enter mainstream education, and also those with higher needs who require more specialist provision. This charity school is built on the site of a former Koon Ying Public School in San Tin, Yuen Long and provides full support for 48 children. The school provides facilities needed to assess and diagnose students, so they can receive optimal educational support catered to their specific cases. The goal is to help these children to meaningfully reintegrate into the mainstream education system.

Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School uses English as the medium for teaching and learning. In addition, there is also support for the acquisition of Chinese (Putonghua) as a second language. In addition to an adapted English National Curriculum, we provide an intensive, personalised learning environment, with a specific focus on the development of important life skills. We encourage the children to become increasingly independent, generate their own ideas, and explore their own creativity. Anfield St. Bosco Koon Ying School is based on understanding the individual needs of each child, tailoring provision to their specific needs, and nurturing their academic and social development. We are a warm and friendly school, committed to caring for each child’s well-being, and all students are consistently encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability.

Many children with SEND in Hong Kong are facing a great deal of negative impact on their schooling. Some children struggle to keep pace with the academic progress of their peers and many find little enjoyment in school. Frequently, an inability to organise their work and their belongings results in even more frustration. The damage to a student’s self-confidence can be devastating and the situation can create pressures on a family as a whole. These educational challenges cause many problems but they can be overcome. For a particular group of children, we believe that by offering a personalised specialist SEND provision, the change in the child’s self-esteem is marked. As they achieve in academic and creative areas, a belief in their own abilities grows and fuels further success. After a period of time many students are ready to be included in mainstream education. If each school in Hong Kong set up a similar SEND provision model, and catered for a few more SEND children, an increasing number of SEND children will benefit from a quality  learning and schooling opportunity which, conceivably, would be life changing.