Wycombe Abbey International School Changzhou, China.

Primary School Music Teacher/Head of Music Department – Strong keyboard and Chord background 

Competitive International Package, Low Cost of Living, Low Taxes, Excellent Opportunity to Save, Very Generous Holiday Entitlement.   2 Year Contract.  Renewable.  

We are currently seeking an outstanding Teachers of Music, 1x Head of Brass and 1x Head of Percussion for a start in August 2017 to deliver Music. 

Ability to offer major sports, especially swimming and rugby would be a significant advantage, as is experience of UK boarding. 


About Wycombe Abbey International School:

This highly regarded and thriving co-educational international school for students aged 3-18 provides a genuine holistic education, predominantly within a boarding community. The School collaborates closely with Wycombe Abbey UK. Global awareness, high academic achievement, excellence in Sport, Music and Art are core aims.  Boarding is modelled on the UK independent sector. The School follows a blended British and Chinese national curriculum and is a CIE and Edexcel centre. All pupils sit IGCSEs and A-Levels (15 subjects offered) and all go to overseas Universities, the majority to the UK. 2016 saw pupils win places at Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, McGill and NYU.  The School offers a wonderful learning environment, with excellent classrooms, laboratories and libraries. On the extensive campus with its lawns and trees are three magnificent specialist buildings; one is home to a dedicated water sports complex offering rowing, canoeing, swimming and with direct access to West Taihu Lake, another is a fully equipped theatre, together with specialist Music and Art facilities (including a photographic dark room) and the third is home to the Kindergarten with every room specially designed to provide the best teaching and learning experience. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities are excellent and the school offers 30 sports including rugby, equestrianism, golf, fencing, and hockey. 

All IGCSE and A Level classes are taught in English. Classes are capped at 20. Able pupils with low English levels enter an Intensive programme before joining mainstream classes.  3 form entry in Primary, 5 form entry in Secondary. NOR 800

The Package:

3000RMB per month housing allowance. This will cover rent of a good quality apartment in an ‘expat’ area of the city.

School accommodation is fully furnished and equipped, and to a very high standard. Approx 80% of staff live on site.  (3000RMB Monthly Benefit).

Holidays are very generous, approximately 8 weeks in summer, 3 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Chinese New Year and 2 weeks in April. Additionally, there are assorted ‘long weekends’ and half terms.

Each employee and spouse (regardless of whether or not employed) receives an annual 10000RMB flight allowance (i.e. husband and wife would receive 20000). Reimbursement is at the point of purchase to allow staff to take advantage of ‘deals’ advance purchasing offers etc. Direct flights from Shanghai to Heathrow. Excellent High Speed Train access.

A full healthcare package is offered. Children are not covered but may be added at the employees cost.

Free tuition for two children

One off 2000RMB relocation allowance



Applications should be supported by a CV and a letter of application with a recent photograph if possible. The contact details (name, telephone numbers and email addresses) of two referees. Email applications to recruitment@gabbitas.com or call Gabbitas on +44 207734 0161.