The number of Chinese students being educated at British boarding schools is booming as parents seek to prepare them for entry into an elite UK college or university network that already hosts tens of thousands of Chinese students seeking a degree.
The Independent School Council, a nonprofit organization representing more than 1,200 schools, says the number of Chinese students this year who have parents living overseas increased by nearly 70 percent, compared to five years ago when there were 3,708.
China remains the top origin of overseas pupils for a second year in a row, with 6,280 Chinese students in British schools. A further 1,023 Chinese students have parents living in Britain while they study, according to the latest ISC census report. Read more