• A Warm Welcome

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

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

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

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

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

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  • News & Views

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

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  • 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

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Admissions Department

We look forward to seeing you at our school and welcoming you and your family.

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    Gillian Townson

    Head of Admissions

    Gillian Townson

    Originally from the UK, Gillian first came to China during her degree studies to undertake a one year management trainee programme in Beijing. Having completed her studies in International Hospitality Management, Gillian then moved to Scotland to begin her career in the travel industry. But with the desire to once again live and work abroad, Gillian moved to Switzerland in 2010 to work in enrollment and admissions for two top ranked hospitality management universities. During her time in Switzerland, Gillian had the opportunity to relocate to Shanghai for 3 months to support the admission of high school students from China to the universities in Switzerland.

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  • Jenny Lee

    Korean Admissions Advisor

    Jenny Lee

    Jenny is a native Korean who has graduated from the University of Leeds with an MA degree in Communication Studies. Jenny’s background includes working for an international law firm in China and as a coloring technician for an animation company in Korea. She moved to Shanghai in 2006 to be with her Chinese husband and her lovely son was born in 2009. Jenny know Shanghai well and has commenced her seventh year in Shanghai. She enjoys cycling, travelling and watching classic films. On weekends Jenny likes to visits small cities near Shanghai and explores new things to do with her family.

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  • Echo Li

    Echo Li

    Admissions Advisor

    Echo Li

    Echo has been working at BISS Puxi since 2007 after her graduating from the Shanghai Normal University with a bachelor’s degree in English Study, specialising in Business English. She has been awarded the title of Graduate with Honor in recognition of the outstanding performance during her enrollment in the undergraduate program and got the specialized scholarship of Excellent Achievements when she studied in the university. 

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  • Christina Fürstenau

    Christina Fürstenau

    Admissions Advisor

    Christina Fürstenau

    Christina grew up in a small city near Hamburg in the north of Germany. After completing the equivalent of A-levels (having also spent an IB year in the UK) she moved near to Cologne to complete a Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management. During her first degree, exciting internships included a 5-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Ireland and a 4-star Best Western Premier hotel in Hamburg. Having completed a Sales & Marketing traineeship in one of the most prestigious hotel chains in the world – the Oetker Collection – after her Bachelor studies, she decided to learn more about Marketing and moved to Leeds in the north of the UK, to complete a MSc in International Marketing Management.

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