School Principal, Mr. Tim Richardson, talks about helping children to excel at the British School of Guangzhou.

The British School of Guangzhou is a truly international school, with students from over 50 different countries across two stunning campuses – South Lake in Baiyun and Olympic Park in Huangpu. While many parents choose our school for its impressive academic reputation, we understand that a truly world-class education is about much more than academic success.

Our school is a member of Nord Anglia Education (NAE), a premium education provider with 81 international schools in 47 different countries. NAE's Global Campus provides your child with a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with students from other NAE schools all over the world, from Hanoi to Hamburg, Boston to Budapest. This opportunity, combined with our partnerships alongside leading global organisations, including the Julliard Academy for performing arts, MIT for technology and UNICEF for social purpose will provide opportunities for your child to become globally aware, socially and academically confident.


Our emphasis on five core values ensures that students develop a love of learning that will support them throughout their lives. I am proud to say our children leave us with a sense of confidence and an awareness of the world that is inspiring.

Our teachers are dedicated professionals who place great importance on providing a broad and varied enrichment programme. All of our teachers have access to Nord Anglia University, a global network that enables them to work with their international peers, access the very latest developments in teaching and learning learn from each other and from a network of global experts. 

We compete through our house system which provides weekly activities that are both challenging and fun.

We collaborate through our comprehensive after-school activities that provide opportunities to practice skills or discover new talents alongside children from different classes or form groups.

We are creative, learning to play an instrument and learning to read and write music as part of our primary instrumental programme.

We are inspired when our quality teachers take every opportunity to take learning outside of the classroom, making the most of the local environment and wider community.

We are challenges from Year 3 upwards by taking part in our residential programme, with older students experiencing the challenge of the prestigious International Award.

We are compassionate by taking part in community service initiatives and are encouraged to make a difference in the world.

We are future focused through our STEAM and IT programmes which integrate technology into the classroom to support learning and develop creative, collaborative and investigative skills.


This is a busy school with events taking place throughout the year on our two campuses, which helps to make us a truly special place to study. Our parents, staff and students are fully involved in school events ranging from International Day to Book Week, and help to place our school at the heart of the local community.

I am always happy to meet visitors in person and take great pride in showing you exactly why we are the school of choice for so many families.

Tim Richardson