Welcome to the DUCKS School (3 – 7 years)


Ducks Beijing is a dual language infant school that offers children a wealth of learning experiences within the security of a translanguaging environment. We establish the foundations for lifelong learning ensuring our children are on the path to be truly global citizens that will make a difference.

Our inquiry-based approach to learning uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the English National Curriculum standards as the progressive spine for an enhanced conceptual framework of units of investigation. The development of 21st century skills and deep understanding are key features of our purposeful approach.

Our setting nurtures holistic development. We are highly aspirational about our children’s outcomes. Wellbeing and a sense of self are essential to happy and confident individuals who will seek to explore their own interests. Our creative provision spans across the indoor and outdoor environments and enables children to take risks and develop independence. It provokes curiosity and an excitement to learn.

Our school community puts students first. We use values-based approaches in our interactions, behaviours, systems, and decision making. We aim to cultivate our unique differences to build a sense of belonging.


Tracey Francis

Head of the DUCKS Dulwich College Beijing