Welcome to Parent Essentials! This important information will help you plan your school year with BISS Puxi. If you need further information, our friendly team is always here to provide you and your child with the support you need.

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Keep up to date with the academic year at BISS Puxi with these key dates for your calendar. 
First Day of Term Two
Monday 08 Jan 2024
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Thursday 08 Feb to Wednesday 21 Feb 2024
International Food Fair
Saturday 09 Mar 2024 00:00AM - 00:00AM
BISS Ball on the Bund
Saturday 27 Apr 2024 00:00AM - 00:00AM


A warm welcome to our international school community!

We are delighted to welcome you and your family as you join The British International School Shanghai, Puxi.
New to Shanghai?

Shanghai is a wonderful city to live in — it's noisy, crazy, frustrating, beautiful, charming, but never boring. At BISS Puxi, we understand the daunting feeling of moving your family to China, which is why we've created an Essential Guide to help you settle in.

BISS Essential Guide to Shanghai
To view and download our guide, please click here.
School Newsletter

Subscribe to our email newsletter by clicking here. We use this to send you information about events and activities during the school year. You will also receive important information from the Principal and Heads of School.

You can also visit our Latest News page to keep up to date.

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School Newsletter

Subscribe to our email newsletter by clicking here. We use this to send you information about events and activities during the school year. You will also receive important information from the Principal and Heads of School.

You can also visit our Latest News page to keep up to date.


Click on learn more to scan the QR code and join our official news and events WeChat channel. You will receive the latest news, pictures and updates via this channel. Parents will also have the chance to join unofficial class WeChat groups. Our Lions Events Team will help you with this.

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BISS Puxi has a Healthy Eating Policy. Our school menu is varied, providing choices to suit everyone's taste. We teach all children about the importance of hygiene, eating healthy meals and exercising as part of a balanced lifestyle.


Our policy is to provide nutritious food at all meal and snack times with limited and controlled quantities of fat and sugar. We ensure children only receive food and drink consistent with their dietary needs and their parents' wishes. Our caterers are happy to cater for all restricted diets (dairy free, gluten free, allergies, etc) as well as vegetarian or vegan diets.


Please find below some important information.
School Uniform
Uniform lists for students in Early Years through to the IB Academy
Term Dates
Calendar dates for the school academic year 2023/24


  • When was BISS founded?
    The British International School Shanghai was founded in 2004 serving and educating the international community for 14 years. Our school is comprised of four divisions—Early Years, Primary School, Secondary School, IB Academy—with separate flexible learning spaces for each. Our campus has beautiful grounds and environmentally-friendly buildings, with a state-of-the-art STEAM facility.
  • Can I sign up to the weekly school newsletter?
    Yes, you can! To subscribe to our weekly email (sent each Friday), please click here.
  • Can my child learn a musical instrument at BISS?
    Our music curriculum is enhanced through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme. At our school every student over five years old learns an instrument. In addition to the weekly class music lessons, we offer around 30 different musical courses. Private tuition is also available in all classes. Our students also have the opportunity to perform and also to compete in overseas music competitions.
  • What activities can my child take part in after school?
    We offer over 300 after school activities and lunch clubs each year, which ensure our students are well rounded and active. Our clubs include a variety of opportunities including academic options, native language input, Lego robotics, martial arts, cooking, sports and music to name but a few.
  • Does the school offer transportation services?
    The British International School Shanghai offers bus transportation to students in buses equipped with seatbelts and a bus monitor. Students enjoy a bus service to and from school. We also offer transportation for our after-school activities programme at 4:40pm.


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Year 2 is thrilled to present a recap of our recent school trip to the Shanghai Legoland Discovery Centre—an adventure etched in our memories.

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Computer Science and STEAM Term Round-Up

This term has been incredibly busy for the Computer Science and STEAM department here at BISS Puxi. As one of the Pillars of Nord Anglia Education, STEAM plays a massive part in students developing a range of skills across a range of disciplines. Students are encouraged to “Be Curious, Collaborative and Creative” as well as apply their maths, science and computational thinking skills leading them towards being thoughtful and creative problem solvers. Technology is ever changing and understanding the concepts that underpin it is important in ensuring that students are equipped with transferable skills that can be applied in the real world.

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Exploring Business Beyond the Classroom: IKEA

In a dynamic fusion of education and real-world business, our IBDP Year 12 and Year 13 Business Management students recently embarked on an enriching field trip to IKEA. Welcomed by the Baoshan IKEA team, including Sales Manager, Ms Yushu Wang and China Regional Sustainability Partner, Ms Sammie Tsou, our students gained insights into IKEA's sustainability approach with its three pillars: Healthy and Sustainable Living, Circular and Climate-positive, and Fair and Equal.

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