With special attention to cultural awareness within our diverse school community and curriculum, The British School of Beijing Shunyi ensures our high-achieving students are empowered to develop their international outlooks – nurturing their sense of social responsibility and inclusivity.
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As an inclusive British international school in Beijing Shunyi, we provide an outstanding learning environment for our children that enables the growth of well-rounded characters. Our students’ diverse experiences and excellent academic outcomes prepare them to be leaders in our ever-changing world.
Jayne Needham
Principal, The British School of Beijing, Shunyi
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Our personalised, challenging, and academically stimulating learning environment leads our students to the world's best universities. Through data-driven assessments and personalised reporting, we measure how our students are exceling in their chosen subjects.


We follow the English National Curriculum and IB Diploma Programme – widely recognised and globally respected – taught by our highly experienced and dedicated teachers who really show their lifelong love of learning.


For our IB Diploma examinations, two out of three have scored high enough to qualify for the world’s top 100 universities. For two consecutive years, two of our students have achieved a perfect score of 45 while 2 others have achieved a nearly perfect score of 44.




Created by our world-leading education experts, The British School of Beijing (BSB), Shunyi has an internationally recognised curriculum that reimagines education through six key educational pillars.
Academic excellence
Due to our students’ top academic performances over the past 20 years, the world’s top universities – including Cambridge, Imperial College London, NYU, and the University of Toronto – have opened their doors to our students.
Academic excellence
Our students study the English National Curriculum leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We’re proud to stand by these fantastic international qualifications used by over 30,000 schools in the UK and overseas, recognised by top global universities.

Our academic results speak to our commitment to each student’s success: BSB Shunyi's average IB Diploma score of 37 is significantly higher than the global average of 33 – and confidently sets our students apart from those in other schools.

With an average student to teacher ratio of 11:1, our small class size ensures our students get the individual attention they need from our teachers to flourish in and beyond the classroom. Our highly committed teachers know how to challenge them while giving the personalised support they need. For example, we prepare our students for their international futures through our ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) Department, furthering their English communications skills – no matter their backgrounds or starting points. We also offer an impressive range of other global languages: German, Mandarin Chinese, French, Korean, and Spanish at IGCSE & IB levels.
The world's best teachers
Our outstanding teachers have a wealth of international teaching experience – and they make BSB Shunyi glow. That’s why both our academically accomplished students and teachers love it here, with our teachers staying for many years.
The world's best teachers
We believe children learn best when they're happy. Our parents believe their children have a good relationship with their teachers, and 95% agree their children have a quality education with us. 

Excellent teachers make that happen. Our experienced national and international teaching team come with a wealth of experience both in the UK and overseas. All hold UK Qualified Teacher Status, or equivalent and many hold a master’s degree. They deliver high quality and personalised lessons to enable our students’ academic success. 

A rewarding structure enables rewarding results for the entire community. Our teachers and staff remain on our team for an average of five years, and many stay with us for much longer. This continuity helps build a strong base of expertise, with many of our staff promoted to senior positions within our school. 
Exceptional learning experiences
At BSB Shunyi, our teachers work hard to stretch our students, helping them cultivate creativity and resilience, in and beyond the classroom. Going hand-in-hand with their academic achievements, our students develop their characters through social and personal skills.
Exceptional learning experience
We give our students the tools and skills to succeed through transformational experiences. Many activities – from our collaborations with world-leading organisations like The Juilliard School, UNICEF, and MIT to our online learning platform, NAE Global Campus – develop our students’ international perspectives and give them unparalleled opportunities.

Our students at BSB Shunyi are very active. We offer over 300 co-curricular activities that develop their leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. We also encourage service-learning across all age groups – setting up our students to make meaningful change through local outreach programmes like fundraising or volunteering for causes they truly care about. For instance, we partner with the charity Dew Drops Little Flower to provide care to orphaned and abandoned children who have critical medical needs. 

In all our activities, no matter what, our students' safety and wellbeing throughout their learning experiences are our number one priority. Our in-house staff and external specialists are always on hand to provide a full range of support.
Our social purpose
Our students have the power to change the world. From our environmentally and socially conscious activities to our engaged Student Council in the community, our students are using their creativity, resilience, and citizenship to make positive changes around them.
Our social purpose
With our advanced curriculum, dedication to global awareness, and many efforts to develop our students’ social entrepreneurship, BSB Shunyi is leading in social purpose in the communities surrounding us – locally, in China, and throughout the world. Our engaged students deliver over 2,500 volunteer hours per term for local and global causes.

Especially motivated by the CAS (Creativity, Activity & Service) component of the IB Diploma, social entrepreneurship is centred in our curriculum, as we challenge our students invent solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. BSB Shunyi’s Eco-Committee – well known in our school for building an effective recycling programme long before it was enforced by the local government – enthusiastically works to ensure our school is environmentally conscious and sustainable, with students of all ages participating in it.

Furthermore, every year, we participate in and lead both local and global Model United Nations, hosting our own MUN Club weekly and BRITMUN annually. Our active UNICEF programme also challenges our students to think about how they can make a difference to support the UN Sustainable Development 2030 agenda. 
The Nord Anglia Education family 
When you join us at BSB Shunyi, you become part of an engaged community of local students and parents as well as the global Nord Anglia family of students, parents, and accomplished alumni.
The Nord Anglia Education family 
With over 40 annual community events and parent workshops at BSB Shunyi, we have amble opportunities to make connections in our lively social and educational environment. Our international parent community of over 60 nationalities welcomes all our families with open arms. We arrange many activities to bring our families together – to make friends, to build connections, and to strengthen our home-to-school partnership.

Whether you are new to Beijing or just new to our school, our Parents’ Association is instrumental in helping new families settle into life at BSB Shunyi, giving the support to feel settled, secure in the city, and ready to enjoy our capital of Beijing.

As part of the Nord Anglia family of international schools, our students also have an immediate network of recent alumni all over the world that they can connect with – to gain support and guidance on their futures. We organise regular fairs where we invite BSB Shunyi alumni to talk about their opportunities and international experiences after they graduated.
Advanced learning environment
With world-class technology integrated to every classroom as well as our friendly school facilities – from our state-of-the-art, air-purified sports dome to our community café – we bring our students’ love of learning to life.
Advanced learning environment
Our beautiful campus located in the expat oasis of Beijing offers an international school experience unlike anywhere else in China, from our sprawling sports fields to the skywalk connecting our brick buildings. Each area of our school has been thoughtfully designed to maximise our students’ learning experiences with safe, age-appropriate spaces and the best teaching materials to enable their creativity and academic growth. 

At BSB Shunyi, we provide slick, integrated physical and digital experiences in all our classrooms, which are equipped with interactive white boards – working with partners like MIT and Apple to support speedy digital collaborations with resources like 3D printers and iPads. Our state-of-the-art library and IB hub, built in 2019, also features engaging learning spaces, quiet study areas, and the newest technology.

We make connections not only within our international community of over 60 nationalities, but also beyond – especially using our platform Global Campus, which gives our students unique access to first-rate online resources from 11,000 outstanding teachers in 81 schools worldwide. 



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At BSB Shunyi, we offer a truly global experience with outstanding teachers and exceptional learning opportunities. Our students achieve academic excellence and learn all the skills they need to make a difference in the world outside the classroom.