• A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

    Secondary students in ICT lesson

  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

    IB students in media class

  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • High Performance Learning

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

    Three primary students in class working together

  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

    Secondary students in English class

  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

    IB student reading

  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

    IB students in Chemistry lab

Warm Welcome

Your child will love being part of our community and so will you. Our friendly community will give your family a warm welcome and help you settle into life in Shanghai. In no time at all you'll feel like you've been here for years.

News & Events

Quick-look Calendar

Sep 25 (all day)

FOBISIA Orchestral Music Festival – Hong Kong (Years 7-13)

Sep 26 (all day)

FOBISIA Orchestral Music Festival – Hong Kong (Years 7-13)

Sep 26

Year 7 SPTC

Sep 27 (all day)

FOBISIA Orchestral Music Festival – Hong Kong (Years 7-13)

Sep 27

Year 6 Olivia’s Place Parent Information Session

Shanghai Dutch School

The Day of the King's Speech

The third Tuesday of September is a very special day in the Netherlands as it is ‘The Day of The King’s Speech’ and it’s the official start of the Parliamentary Year.

Our Principal Writes

Learning to Learn

Most leaders that join an organisation focus acutely on their ‘First 100 Days’ since this is seen as a crucial period in which to get to know their new home. I have long believed that early in this period a school Principal should be in classes, getting to know students and teachers, since this is where our core ‘business’ takes place.

Kris Van der Mynsbrugge

Pleased to Meet You: Kris van der Mynsbrugge

Kris Van der Mynsbrugge was born in Belgium near the city of  Antwerp. 

open water swimming

Open Water Challenge

During the mid-autumn festival, four swimmers from the BISS Lions swim team took part in an open water swimming competition at Dishui Lake, a body of water famous for its water sports in Shanghai. The race event was a 1km swim in an open body of water against eighty or so competitors of different skill levels and age groups.

Just Yoga

Just Yoga and a Balanced Lifestyle

The Year 12 students take part in a yoga class designed to improve their flexibility and mental well-being.


Parent Partnership

One of our BISS Puxi promises is that we give everyone a “Warm Welcome” and that children and families will love being part of our school community. This is a promise we work hard to keep, not just for new arrivals but for everyone, every day.

Andrew's Blog
pokemon go

Huffington Post, Pokémon Go and Outdoor Learning

Pokémon Go and its popularity among students (and adults for that matter) might be a clue for educators on getting students reconnected with their outdoor environment. I discuss the benefits of outdoor learning in my latest Huffington Post blog and the important role it plays in a well-rounded curriculum.


Top 20 Tips for Success at BISS Puxi

The start of term is progressing well and it is good to see that students have settled into their year groups and lessons. It has been great to see students engaging in the secondary ECA programme during this week and enjoying the range of additional exciting experiences on offer at the school.