Chinese Association of Woking

Chinese School


The Chinese Association of Woking’s main project, the Woking Chinese School provides Cantonese and Mandarin language classes for people in Woking, Surrey, and the surrounding areas in Surrey. The Woking Chinese School encourages students to cherish Chinese culture and heritage and to foster and enhance friendship with all communities in Britain. The school also provides a variety of cultural activities including its very popular traditional Chinese dance and art courses.

Special thanks to St John the Baptist School for letting CAW use the school for free on Saturdays for teaching.



The Chinese Association of Woking Chinese class was first set up by Mrs Catalina Brook in 1987. The teaching language was Cantonese using traditional Chinese writing. The class was based in the United Reformed Church, Woking, and the teachers recruited were the parents themselves on a voluntary basis.

With the overwhelming demand for learning Mandarin from both adults and children in 2002, the CAW Management Committee set up Mandarin classes headed by Dr Anbin Wang. As part of the association, Mandarin classes for both adults and children commenced on 5 October 2002, forming the Woking Chinese School.  Since then, students have achieved high standards in Chinese GCSE and A Level.

Because of its expansion, on 11 January 2003 the Woking Chinese school moved to St John the Baptist School, where it is now situated, sharing the classrooms and facilities with the school.

Our sincere appreciation goes to Ms Ani McGill, the headteacher of SJB, for her full support in this.

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School Calendar 2020-21

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School Times

Saturdays (except school holidays)
Language Classes: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cultural Activities: 12:30pm to 3:00pm


St. John The Baptist School
Elmbridge Lane
GU22 9AL


Ms Ellen Li

Chairman of governing body:

Mr Roger James

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