Working as part of the Kellett team is professionally challenging and equally rewarding. Our students are delightful, motivated, enthusiastic and eager to learn. They deserve only the very best that we, as teachers and support staff can offer. Our experienced and dedicated staff give generously of their time, patience and humour, contributing to the success of the school at every level. The school is committed to providing high quality CPD, investing in a high level of INSET.
In March 2023 we were delighted to have been awarded 'outstanding' in every category following a BSO inspection. Find out more about our accreditations and read our BSO report here.
Who We Are
Kellett School is an independent British International School with over forty years of operation in Hong Kong. The school serves the English-speaking community of Hong Kong. The majority of our parents are high-achieving expatriates with similar expectations of their children and their children's school.
Kellett has an excellent reputation in the local community for academic excellence, curriculum breadth and pastoral care.
It is a school of first choice for many parents and is over-subscribed. Kellett is registered with the Hong Kong Government and is governed by the parents, through the Association, on a not-for-profit basis. Parents are actively involved and very supportive of their child's/children's school. The Association is a registered company, limited by guarantee, and recognised as a charity in Hong Kong and the USA. Kellett is a member of The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).
Kellett has over 270 full-time and part-time employees including teaching staff, teaching assistants and administrative staff.
I love watching our class assemblies, musicals and performances, and I truly enjoy our annual Year 5 Beijing trip. I enjoy working at Kellett School because of the unique 'Kellett Community', where pupils, teachers and parents support each other in all aspects of the school.
Prep Mandarin Teacher
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Working & Living in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a lively and vibrant city in which to live, work and play.
Hong Kong offers a high quality of living with a year-round calendar of world-class cultural, arts and sports events. This, combined with its stunning natural beauty, spectacular city skyline and harbour, plus incredible travel opportunities around the region, makes Hong Kong an exciting place to be.
Public transport is excellent: both extensive and inexpensive. Both school campuses are easily accessible by frequent public transport links. Car ownership is not a necessity.
Kellett School teacher salaries are amongst the most generous offered by international schools in Hong Kong. Personal taxation is low with the maximum payable set at 15% of taxable income. Accommodation expenses, under a rental reimbursement scheme approved by the Tax Department can further reduce the amount of tax paid.
Cost of Living
Cost of living expenses, especially accommodation, is higher than in the UK (probably on an equivalent to central London).
Please Note that employees are required to contribute a percentage of their salary to The HKSAR Government Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), a compulsory retirement saving scheme. This is invested and repaid to expatriates, plus/minus losses, on leaving Hong Kong permanently.