Everything that takes place within our school community is underpinned by a set of strong core values we all adhere to.
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A Love of Learning

Our primary aim is to nurture intellectual curiosity through engaging and enquiry-led teaching. We encourage students to work independently and collaboratively as they demonstrate creativity and innovation in their approach to solving problems. Students are always provided with a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment, allowing them the courage to take calculated risks and to learn and improve from feedback. We use innovative teaching methods and technology to further enhance our students’ mastery and enjoyment of their studies helping to foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime.



The British School of Guangzhou actively works to help students nurture awareness and respect for all by giving opportunities to develop self-esteem and self-confidence each day. This respect is evident in interactions between our students, parents, staff and environment. Respect requires an open mindedness that incorporates an understanding, tolerance and compassion towards others in both thought and action. Our aim is to develop international awareness and cultural sensitivity within all of our students and to provide repeated opportunities to demonstrate this.



As a school community we aim to act in a completely transparent manner. We see integrity as being honest, open and truthful. We believe in being trustworthy in our dealings with each other and in being able to give and receive constructive feedback. We encourage students to have the courage in their convictions and the strength of character to stand up for what they believe is right.



Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and their behaviour. We aim to make our students confident, autonomous learners who are able to meet deadlines and learn to solve problems effectively.  Students develop a sense of responsibility by making informed choices, by learning to consider the consequences of their actions and through leadership opportunities. Responsibility extends beyond the classroom as the school's community demonstrates consideration towards others and to the environment.



We seek to establish a strong work ethic within our students and a desire to strive for excellence. Students are encouraged to develop a resilient attitude and persevere to overcome difficulties.  We believe that sustained effort greatly enhances our students' chances of success.