Confucius classroom

Queen’s is the only independent school in the north of England to be officially recognised for its excellent work in promoting the study of Mandarin Chinese.

We were awarded this coveted accolade of being designated a Confucius Classroom by the Office of Chinese Language Council International – also known as Hanban. Confucius Classrooms, named in honour of the celebrated Chinese thinker and philosopher, promote and support the learning of Mandarin across the globe.

The girls at Queen’s study Mandarin as part of the curriculum. We also offer children from local primary schools the opportunity to learn the world’s most widely-spoken language with a weekly after school club, where they learn basic conversational Mandarin.

The school has benefitted greatly in recent years from having the support of a Hanban teacher. As experts, not only in language and culture, but traditional crafts such as origami, knot-making, wushu, abacus and fan dancing, they have enabled us to promote Chinese language and culture within our own school and the local community.