This important information will help you plan your school year with BISS Puxi. If you need further information, we’re always here to provide you and your child with the support you need.


Keep up to date with the academic year at BISS Puxi with these key dates for your calendar. 
Term 1
Monday 23 Aug to Friday 10 Dec 2021
Christmas Holidays
Monday 13 Dec to Friday 31 Dec 2021
Term 2
Monday 03 Jan to Friday 01 Apr 2022
Spring Break
Monday 04 Apr to Friday 08 Apr 2022
Term 3
Monday 11 Apr to Friday 24 Jun 2022
May Holiday
Monday 02 May 2022
Summer Holidays
Friday 24 Jun to Friday 19 Aug 2022



At BISS Puxi, we believe your child’s happiness will improve as they forge their own path, this includes finding out where their natural interests and talents lie. 

With over 260 ECAs to choose from they can have fun trying and learning new activities outside their designated classes.
Lego® League

Lego® League
Students of all ages can make use of our Primary school’s STEAM centre to enhance their creative and design skills with our Lego® based challenges.


Swimming is one of our most popular sports at BISS Puxi with pools in both Primary and Secondary schools. Students learn, train and compete under the guidance of our specialist swim coaches.


BISS Puxi has the only British Ballet Associated coach in Shanghai. This means that your child can develop a love for ballet and complete the official British Ballet Association accreditation.


Students enjoy football at all levels with our regular after school football training and competitions.



FOBISIA Maths Challenge
FOBISIA Maths Challenge
Students with a passion for the subject learn advanced mathematical concepts and develop problem solving skills in preparation to compete against top mathematicians in Asia.

Recently added to our roster of ECAs, more and more students are combining running, cycling and swimming in our Triathlon club.

Art Club
Art Club
Exploring their creativity through art, our art club students try different art techniques and use a range of materials to express themselves.


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 2021-2022
Bus Policy
Everything you need to know about our school bus service


  • 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.
  • Is The British International School Shanghai accredited?
    The British International School Shanghai is accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). In addition, we are accredited by the Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations boards.
  • 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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Share a Dream
At BISS Puxi, we believe in supporting and encouraging students to develop not only academically but also holistically through the engagement of local and global issues. Linking to one of our five pillars, ‘internationalism’, we emphasise the importance of becoming a global citizen who makes informed decisions and contributes to the local and wider community.
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Nord Anglia Maths Challenge
The Nord Anglia Maths Challenge was held from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 January for students in Years 5 to 8. Our family of schools in the China region were invited to take part and we had some brilliant entries from colleagues across the Nord Anglia community. The central theme was Mathematics in China and the Lunar New Year Calendar!
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Celebrating the Chinese New Year
Wishing you prosperity! Please bring me my ‘hongbao’! BISS is alive once again with a blaze of red as students and teachers have donned festive red or Chinese outfits to bring in luck for the Year of the Tiger.
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