• Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    BSG Graduating Class of 2017

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    British International School of Guangzhou KS1 Sports Day 2016

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    The British School of Guangzhou Nursery Carnival

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery student playing outside.

Staff Profiles: Mark Thomas

Principal

I began my teaching career in 1982 at a small village School in Norfolk. However, it was during my 6 years at Bangkok Patana School that I discovered my passion for international education. After 6 years as a Deputy Head in Wiltshire, I was ready for another international challenge, and in 2004, I helped to set up the British School of Beijing as the founding Deputy Head.

 

After 4 successful years in Beijing, I joined the British School of Guangzhou and have spent the last 6 years overseeing the move from a Primary School of 175 students to our current position as the school of choice for almost 1000 students.

As an art and sports graduate I am keenly aware that the very best schools are able to motivate all students, whatever their talents. I am particularly proud of the positive learning environment that underpins our success and is so often noted by visitors to our school. We have an incredibly dedicated and professional team and I look forward to the challenge of the next few years as we strive to become recognised as the premium international school within China.

On a personal level, I have two grown up sons who both worked alongside me at the British School of Beijing. One is currently teaching in Sao Paulo, while the other is now here with me at BSG teaching Year 4. When I am not working I love a physical challenge and prefer to spend holidays, hiking and cycling rather than lying on a beach.

I take great pleasure in seeing our school play a key role within the local community and enjoy receiving feedback or discussing future developments with parents. Do feel free to drop in and share your thoughts with me when you are next visiting the British School.

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