Member’s News | SPGS International School Chengdu Welcomes its First Headmaster

SPGS International School Chengdu Welcomes its First Headmaster


Peter Hawksworth


The Board of SPGS International is delighted to announce that Peter Hawksworth has been appointed Headmaster, and Head of Senior School of SPGS International School Chengdu.

晟珀国际学校董事会正式任命霍逸德先生(Peter Hawksworth)为成都高新区晟珀外籍人员子女学校总校长兼中学部校长。

About Peter Hawksworth 关于霍逸德先生

Peter brings to this role over ten years’ experience in education, including six years at Headship level.  Peter received a first-class honours degree from Durham University, one of the UK’s top Russell Group universities, before completing a Master of Music degree from The University of Manchester and further post-graduate qualifications in music and special education.


Peter has a passion for Chinese culture and a desire to fuse the best of Chinese language and values with the strengths of British education.  As an educationalist, half-marathon runner, and father of four, Peter is always ready for a new challenge. He currently serves as High School Principal at the Harbour School in Hong Kong, where he also sings in the cathedral choir. In this regard, Peter is well placed to continue the St Paul’s Girls’ School tradition of drawing music into the heart of school life.


Peter Hawksworth and SPGS 霍逸德先生和SPGS

Peter will move to Chengdu in December 2021 ahead of the Senior School opening in August 2022.  He will, be accompanied by his family, who are already learning Mandarin, and his four children will enrol at SPGS International. Peter sees this new journey as a ‘once-in-a-career opportunity’ and is excited to work with the enthusiastic local team. Above all, his vision is to build lasting relationships and establish SPGS International School Chengdu as the pre-eminent international school in Sichuan.


As we look to extend the outstanding reputation of St Paul’s Girls’ School in London to our first international school in Chengdu, we are confident that Peter will do an outstanding job of ‘bringing the best of St Paul’s to China and the best of China to St Paul’s’.


SPGS International School Chengdu is looking forward to welcoming interested parents to our beautiful purpose-build facilities soon. The Admissions team is always available to answer any queries about our holistic teaching philosophy, campus or support for students.


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