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

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Performing Arts Teachers

  • Marta Cotrim

    Marta Cotrim

    Head of Drama

    Marta Cotrim

    At the age of 19, Marta left Rio de Janeiro for Paris, looking for different acting techniques and theatrical aesthetics, from classical to experimental.

    Between 1990 and 1993, Marta lived in France and studied language and French literature at La Sorbonne, and Theatre Studies at Paris VIII University. In 1993, she moved to Amsterdam where she developed her contemporary dance techniques, and performance abilities. In the year of 1995, Marta travelled to Bali, Indonesia, where she studied Topeng. Once back in Europe, in England, she completed her Master's Degree in Dance Anthropology at the University of Surrey; she also took part in Physical Theatre Workshops lead by Monica Pagneux (Peter Brook´s movement director) and Simon McBurney from Complicite Theatre Company.

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  • Jennifer Hopwood

    Jennifer Hopwood

    Teacher of English & Drama

    Jennifer Hopwood

    Jennifer gained a 2.1 degree with honours at the University of Nottingham, graduating in the summer of 2011. Inspired to become a teacher, Jennifer travelled to work in China as an English teacher and during this time, she realised how much she enjoyed working with young people. On returning to England, Jennifer undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Birmingham and secured her first teaching post at a school in Sutton Coldfield, UK. Jennifer has held different roles within this school, from Assistant Head of House to PGCE mentor and is always looking for new challenges to help shape her own teaching practice. 

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    Stephen Morris

    Head of Music

    Stephen Morris

    After studying Music in Cambridge, U.K. (Anglia Ruskin University) and in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Lebanon Valley College) – Stephen was offered a fully funded place on an accelerated programme to qualify as a Teacher of Music. He spent several years teaching at a very high performing school in Cambridge, in addition to working as a freelance musician and composer. He moved to Shanghai two years ago to lead and develop an Expressive Arts programme at an international school here. He is passionate about engaging young people in active music-making, and has worked on several innovative research projects in partnership with The Faculty of Education (Cambridge) exploring the impact that new technology has had on teaching music. BISS Puxi has an outstanding reputation that reaches far beyond Shanghai, and he is extremely excited to be joining such a highly successful and vibrant music department. He looks forward to working with the gifted musicians at BISS, and to developing our partnership with Juilliard which affords our students incredible opportunities unique to Nord Anglia schools.

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  • Laurie Reeve

    Laurie Reeve

    Music Teacher

    Laurie Reeve

    Laurie started learning the piano at the age of three and later went on to learn the violin and viola. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and Manchester before completing a degree in Creative Music Technology at Kingston University in 2006. He enjoyed a successful career as a musician before completing a PGCE at the Institute of Education in 2014. 

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  • Jonathan Doherty

    Jonathan Doherty

    Music Teacher

    Jonathan Doherty

    Jonathan started learning to play the piano at the age of five and developed a passion for composing at an early age. He studied both French and Music at Royal Holloway, University of London and after graduating spent a year teaching English in the French Caribbean. Jonathan returned to the UK and completed a Masters degree in Music Production at Leeds College of Music and developed expertise in popular music. Jonathan has had a successful career as a freelance musician in recent years as a keyboard player for bands at major events and festivals and decided to train as a teacher at the University of Huddersfield. He is looking forward to sharing his musical experience with pupils at BISS Puxi. He is a keen composer and songwriter and has had national airplay from BBC Introducing in the UK.

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