• Over 39,000 students, 46 schools, 17 countries.

    Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading premium schools organisation.

  • Did you know?

    We welcome students from over 100 countries and our bespoke language programmes support those who are not native English speakers.

  • We want your child to thrive.

    Our schools are relentlessly focused on delivering the best possible education to your child.

  • A Global Experience

    We believe that a global education will benefit your child while they are at school, and importantly, in their later life.

  • Did you know?

    When you join a Nord Anglia Education school you become part of a global education family.

  • Join the conversation

    Find out the latest news from our family.

Staff Profile: Richard Thornhill

Richard Thornhill 220X240

Principal of The British School of Beijing, Shunyi

Richard is a highly experienced educator with over two decades as a school leader. Prior to joining Nord Anglia Education as the Principal of The British School of Beijing, Shunyi, Richard was Chief Executive Officer for a federation of schools in London where he has led the development of schools in the nursery, primary, secondary and private sectors to great success. He has also been appointed as a ‘National Leader in Education’ and served on the boards of the national Teaching and Development Agency and the National College for School Leadership. Prior to this, he led a number of high-achieving UK schools.

Richard is committed to delivering an education which enables students to very high academic standards while also focusing on the development of the whole child, to support their growth into global citizens. He is passionate about creating new opportunities for all BSB’s students, and using the power of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools to develop a world class learning experience.