Admissions

JOINING THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF BEIJING, SHUNYI
Join our welcoming international learning community!

WARMLY WELCOMING YOU FROM THE START

We’re thrilled you’re considering BSB Shunyi for your child’s education. You can be confident your child will flourish as part of a thriving international community of students, teachers, and alumni in our challenging and supportive school environment.
Admissions

WHO CAN JOIN

BSB Shunyi is an academically inclusive school. We believe students should be with their peers at a similar stage of social maturity because that’s how they get the most out of their education.


We offer highly personalised learning for students from ages 2 to 18 – and thanks to our talented and passionate teachers, we’re delighted to always cater to a wide range of academic interests and needs.

We’re proud that our personalised approach to education leads to the success of our students both in and out of the classroom.

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READY TO GUIDE YOU

BSB Shunyi is very experienced in welcoming children into our school at all stages of their learning journey. Our attentive Admissions Managers will guide you through the whole registration process – from helping to arrange your initial visit, to ensuring your child is ready for their first day.
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STEP-BY-STEP ADMISSIONS PROCESS

For your child to join us, we have a few thoughtful steps on what you need to do next.
Make an enquiry
Submit an online enquiry form on our website, send us an email, or call us.
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Step 1
Discover our school
You’ll have a chance to visit our school either in person or virtually, based on what works best for you. You’ll be greeted by our outstanding academic team, you can ask questions, and you can share what matters most to you when selecting a school.
Step 2
Apply for a place
You’ll submit your online application form and supporting documents. Depending on your child’s age, we may ask for further references and an assessment.
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Step 3
Application review
Our principal will review your online application, and then we’ll get in touch with your admissions status and next steps.
Step 4

TERM DATES: 2022–23

Here are the most important dates for your diary in the upcoming school year.
Term 1
Thursday 01 Sep to Friday 16 Dec 2022
Winter Holidays
Monday 19 Dec 2022 to Monday 02 Jan 2023
Term 2
Tuesday 03 Jan to Friday 31 Mar 2023
Spring Break
Monday 03 Apr to Friday 07 Apr 2023
Term 3
Monday 10 Apr to Wednesday 21 Jun 2023

Tuition fees

At BSB Shunyi, we believe that our fees reflect the premium education we provide. We’re also committed to being transparent making the process straightforward.
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Every day, my children look forward to coming to school. They're always learning new things, participating in a variety of activities, and enjoying both their teachers' and classmates' company. Teachers make sure that learning doesn't stop and provide high-quality lessons. We are really grateful.
Ingrid
Parent of students in Year 7 and Year 9

CALCULATE YOUR SCHOOL FEES

At BSB Shunyi, we believe that our fees reflect the premium education we provide. We’re also committed to being transparent making the process straightforward.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How old is the school?
    Our Shunyi campus opened in 2009, after The British School of Beijing opened BSB Sanlitun in 2003. As part of Nord Anglia Education, founded in 1972, we are embedded within one of the oldest British heritage school systems and a well-established global family of 70+ international schools that educate more than 70,000 students across 30 countries – including students in North America, Europe, the Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia.
  • What is the quality of the school's staff?
    BSB hires only highly qualified, motivated staff who are experienced at developing young minds and ensure our students become skilled and creative thinkers. Most of our teachers are from the UK, with a few specialist teachers from other countries – such as within our primary school programme offered in the German language – and a strong Chinese team that teaches Mandarin.
  • What is the school's curriculum?
    Our broad and balanced curriculum develops students’ skills and knowledge across ten subject areas in Primary School (Years 1–6) International and Deutsche Grundschule Peking streams, with special attention to personalised learning. In Secondary School, we offer a range of courses within the Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8, and 9), Key Stage Four (Years 10–11), and The IB Diploma (Years 12–13) programmes. These are complemented by many offerings within STEAM, music, arts, and sports programmes.
  • How does the school ensure the personal development of each student?
    Upon entry, we use information from students' previous schools and prior attainment, where possible, to set minimum and aspirational targets for all subjects.

    These targets are regularly reviewed between students and teachers; parents also receive regular information on progress against targets. If a student is exceeding their goals, we review this with the student and may well set a new aspirational target in celebration of that excellent progress. If a student is falling short, experienced staff will work with the student, teacher, and parent to identify any changes needed to further the student’s academic progress.

    The students’ highly personalised targets remain flexible as part of our highest quality learning educational philosophy at BSB Shunyi.
  • What nationalities can apply to BSB?

    BSB is licensed as an international school under the Ministry of Education and can only accept qualified students who hold a foreign passport and have at least one parent holding a foreign passport with the appropriate visa.

    In accordance with the new requirements implemented by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission (BMEC) for applicants from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, the student and one of the parents must be foreign passport holders (including passports of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan).

    Parents from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan must also hold a travel permit (回乡证, 台胞证). If your family hold other countries’ PR, or the student holds a foreign passport and travel document, please submit your family's document copies to our admissions team for consultation.

  • What entrance assessment do students need to take for admission?
    Our entry assessments ensure your child goes into the right class and correct ability groups from day one. These assessments act as simple and quick checks, which enables us to meet the student’s individual needs. Our assessments help us spot talents and strengths as well as key developmental areas that we will give special attention to, once the student joins BSB Shunyi. We also assess the English language ability of students who are non-native speakers to ensure they are ready to access our curriculum with support from our EAL team.
  • My child comes from a different education system. How does the school ensure my child settles in smoothly?
    Our transition policy allows our students and their families to make a smooth start at BSB.

    Prior to your arrival, we provide lots of information on their class and the school environment, and we are ready to warmly welcome you. Your child will be placed in the ability group and class that will give them the right amount of support and challenge they need. To help your child feel secure in class, they will have an assigned ‘buddy’ to look out for them in the early days.

    We also have a Parents' Association (PA) welcome team for the family and regularly scheduled events to ensure the entire family belongs as a member of our BSB family and community. We frequently share events through the PA Blog and their regular newsletter to encourage new families to get involved, as desired.
  • What are the advantages of BSB Shunyi compared to other international schools?

    With our small class sizes, BSB Shunyi provides a more intimate school experience – students, teachers, and staff know each other very well. Students are encouraged to participate in all school events, which creates a lasting sense of belonging. We put strong efforts into good behaviour and social graces at BSB Shunyi. Should problems among students arise, we act swiftly and discretely.

    Across the school, academically strong students will be challenged in differentiated groups (called ‘sets’) within their classroom in the subjects in which they excel. In addition, we offer a fast-track Key Stage Four (Years 10–11) programme for our advanced students.

    We offer over 300 after-school activities and lunch clubs each year – which develop our students with well-rounded and active characters. Our various clubs include ones that extend academic interests, language clubs, robotics, martial arts, cooking, sports, and music to name only a few.

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