In January 2015 Harrogate Grammar School became the first Confucius Classroom in Yorkshire. This new partnership between the school and the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds makes us a hub for the joint planning of cultural activities and the sharing of ideas and resources to stimulate the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture.
All students have the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese as an additional subject from Year 8 and work towards a GCSE qualification further up the school. Those joining the school at Sixth Form can also study it at beginner’s level and we also offer adult classes to parents and other members of the community. The older students who study Mandarin Chinese have the incredible opportunity of partaking in an exchange programme to a school in Hangzhou Province, Eastern China.