For the last 15 years Dixie has a special ‘sister school’ relationship with the Chongqing Experimental School. This link led us to be one of the first schools in the UK to teach Mandarin to all our students from Year 5, including as a GCSE and AS option subject.

It has involved regular homestay visits by Sixth form students participating in a variety of cross-curricular projects. Additionally Year Nine & Ten Mandarin students have the opportunity to participate in Summer Language camps in Beijing.