• 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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Reception Department

  • Sarah Rawson

    Sarah Rawson

    Reception Leader

    Sarah Rawson

    Sarah has a BA (Hons) in Education Studies and English from the University of Derby. She began her exciting teaching journey as a PGCE Student at the University of Nottingham. Having then spent two years teaching in an outstanding primary school in Birmingham, she continued her career in an international school in Qatar.

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  • Alison Marshall

    Alison Marshall

    Reception Class Teacher

    Alison Marshall

    Alison graduated from Keele University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Sociology and Criminology. She went on to complete a Primary PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University and then began her teaching career in the North of England in sunny Manchester. Moving steadily south, she worked in Stockport for 2 years in Year 4 before heading to Valencia, Spain where she worked in Year 1 as a class teacher, AfL leader and Head of Year for 3 years. She has now made the easy decision to take a sharp turn heading east to Shanghai!

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  • Freely Foster

    Freely Foster

    Reception Class Teacher

    Freely Foster

    Freely Foster is a qualified teacher in both China and the UK. She graduated from South China Normal University in 2005 with the equivalent of a First Class Degree in English Education for Primary and Secondary Schools. Freely taught at a prestigious Chinese boarding school in Guangdong province for 2 years, before relocating to the UK in 2007. She gained her British teaching qualification in Canterbury University, Kent in 2009 through the UK government's Overseas Trained Teachers Programme. Before moving back to Shanghai, she spent four years teaching in London and the South East of England. 

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  • Grainne Mallon

    Grainne Mallon

    Reception Class Teacher

    Grainne Mallon

    Gráinne trained to be a Teacher in Saint Nicolas Montessori College in Dublin. Following four years of college she received a B.A Honours degree in Montessori Education for children aged 3-12 years. After college Gráinne went on to open her own Montessori pre-school in Dublin. Her school was called ‘Oideachas le Grá Montessori’, which in English translates to ‘Education with love’. This name directly relates to her teaching style, which is quality education with loving care.

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