PARENT ESSENTIALS

At BSB Sanlitun, our parents are our partners. Mums and dads are the beating heart of our thriving international community of over 60 nationalities. If you’d like to join our vibrant school, here’s some handy information and resources to help you see why BSB Sanlitun is perfect for your family.

KEY DATES

Keep up to date with the academic year at BSB Sanlitun with these key dates for your calendar.
School Calendar

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

At BSB Sanlitun, we offer fun and enriching after-school activities (ASAs) every day of the week, and students in Years 1 to 6 attend a compulsory ASA programme for one hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These are free of charge and run by our teachers and teaching assistants.
Physical
  • Football Club
  • Table Tennis Tuesday
  • Touch Rugby
  • Bounce it Basketball
Academic
  • Beihai Club
  • German Club
  • History Club
  • Fun with Phonics
Creative
  • Sew Much Fun!
  • Masterchef Cooking Club
  • Creative Ceramics Club
  • Up-Cycled Art
Musical
  • BSB Orchestra
  • BSB Performance Choir
  • Glee Club
  • Dance Around the World

PREPARING FOR SCHOOL

At BSB Sanlitun, we strive to ensure students have everything they need to thrive from day one.
School Uniforms
Our school uniform forms an integral part of our students’ sense of identity and belonging. We offer a range of uniforms for summer, winter, sport and swimming. Our youngest students’ uniform is designed just for them, with ease and comfort in mind.

We expect students to wear their uniform for all school activities, including those off campus.
 
School Day
The school day is structured to encourage routine and familiarity, whilst having a breadth of experiences within it to develop the ‘whole’ child in all areas of life. Depending on your child’s age the structure of the day will be tailored to meet their needs more readily.
School Transport
It's not always easy for parents to drop their children off and pick them up – but our morning and afternoon bus services make your life that bit easier.

A third of our families live in Sanlitun and Dongzhimen, most within walking distance of our school, although buses are available for these areas. We also have over 25 buses serving downtown Beijing.
 
Parents’ Association
Our Parents’ Association is fun, social and welcoming, promoting interaction between our mums and dads and the school community. The Parents’ Association is involved in fundraising activities for our school and for charitable causes, and it’s a great way to meet your peers in our thriving, friendly network of lifelong learners.
Kindness Champions
Our Kindness Champion Award is given to students who exhibit exceptional generosity, either at school or in their community. Warmth and respect are at the heart of everything we do at BSB Sanlitun and we motivate our students to become aware of local and global issues by working alongside our community partners.

SCHOOL MEALS

Lunchtime is an important part of the school day: students spend quality time with their peers and our youngest students also learn their table manners.

Our food is freshly prepared onsite by our catering team Chartwells, who consult our school community to ensure a healthy and balanced menu, regularly refreshed to introduce students to a variety of nutritious meals.

We aim to cater to all dietary needs and our kitchen staff are fully aware of students’ specific dietary requirements.
 
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PORTAL AND APPS

BSB Sanlitun uses several market-leading education apps to connect students, teachers and parents. Through Seesaw, students can show their learning, teachers can gain insights to further personalise their education and parents get a window into the classroom, building a bridge between home and school.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How do you protect students against pollution?

    There are times of the year when we experience poor air quality in Beijing. At BSB Sanlitun we endeavour to provide a safe environment for children by following these guidelines:

    • Students stay indoors if the Air Quality Index (AQI) rises above 200 (PM2.5).
    • PE lessons are taught indoors if the AQI rises above 200 (PM2.5).
    • Indoor PE lessons are restricted to low-level exercise if the AQI rises above 300 (PM2.5).
    • Students with respiratory problems or health issues affected by poor air quality may stay indoors if the AQI rises above 150.
    • External doors and windows are closed if the AQI rises above 100.
    • All areas of the school have air purifiers. These are kept on and at the highest setting if the AQI rises above 100.
    • Notices at the main entrance to each campus inform everyone of the present AQI level. 
     
  • Is school lunch provided and where is the food sourced and prepared?
    BSB Sanlitun provides tasty and nutritious lunches, freshly prepared onsite by our catering team Chartwells. These are included in tuition fees. Children must bring a water bottle to school, and primary students must bring a healthy snack to eat mid-morning. Snacks are provided for Early Years students.
  • Where do your families live and do you provide school buses?
    One third of our families live in Sanlitun and Dongzhimen, most within walking distance of our school, although buses are available for these areas. We also have over 25 buses serving downtown Beijing.
  • How can I get involved as a parent?
    Our international parent community comprises 60 nationalities and we arrange many social and educational activities to bring our families together to make friends, build connections and strengthen the home-school partnership.

OUR SCHOOL NEWS

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Our Parents' Association
Learn about our Parents' Association at The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun. All parents become members and can attend school PA meetings.
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Living in Beijing
Learn about living in Beijing when you're studying at The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun and read interviews with some of our students here.
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Learn Chinese
Find out about learning Mandarin Chinese with The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun, where we integrate Chinese language studies into our curricula.
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ENROLMENT IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

Depending on available spaces, your child can join BSB Sanlitun anytime in the academic year. We look forward to welcoming you.

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