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  • Did You Know?

    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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    We are a high achieving school with excellent academic success. We believe in bringing out the best in every student of all abilities.

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    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and ready to put you in touch with others whom you may wish or need to speak to.

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    Through our News & Insights section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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Applications Process

We will work with you each step of the way to make sure you make the right choices for your child. We have made our applications process as easy as possible for you, but some steps may change depending on your circumstances.

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We have outlined the main steps below but we understand that individual circumstances may mean that not all these steps apply to your situation. We will talk with you about how best to tailor our admissions programme to suit you and your family's needs.

Applications Process

Step 1: Make an Enquiry 

Step 2: Complete the Application Form

Step 3: Student Interview / Assessment

Step 4: Receive our Official Acceptance Letter

Step 1

We recommend that the best way is to come and visit our school in person. We would love to give you a tour, understand your needs and answer all your questions. You can get in touch using the following methods:  

If you have not arrive in China yet, we are happy to arrange a personalised Virtual Discovery Meeting for you and your family.

Step 2

Our Admissions Team will guide you to submit the supporting documents (such as family passport scan copy, vaccination record, School Reports, Recommendation Form, etc.) and to arrange the application fee.


Step 3

We will arrange for your child/ren to complete an assessment session. If you have not arrived in Beijing yet, we will request to conduct online assessments if needed.


Step 4 

We will issue an Official Acceptance Letter for your child/ren.


Further Information

We are happy to welcome new students into BSB throughout the year, subject to the availability of places.  

If your child is transferring from a different school systems, our teachers have a lot of experience helping students adjust to the new curriculum. In general, children can adapt quicker when grouped with children of similar age.  We will discuss with you the right year group for your child together. 

For reference, students should have reached the entry age below by 31 August of the year of admission:

Year Group Guide
Age on 31 August UK Year Group US Equivalent Germany Equivalent
2 Pre Nursery Pre - K2 Kinderkrippe
3 Nursery Pre - K3 Kindergarten
4 Reception Pre - K4 Kindergarten
5 Year 1 Kindergarten Kindergarten / Vorschule
6 Year 2 Grade 1 Grundschule Klasse 1
7 Year 3 Grade 2 Grundschule Klasse 2
8 Year 4 Grade 3 Grundschule Klasse 3
9 Year 5 Grade 4 Grundschule Klasse 4
10 Year 6 Grade 5 Sekundarstufe Klasse 5
11 Year 7 Grade 6 Sekundarstufe Klasse 6
12 Year 8 Grade 7 Sekundarstufe Klasse 7
13 Year 9 Grade 8 Sekundarstufe Klasse 8
14 Year 10 Grade 9 Sekundarstufe Klasse 9
15 Year 11 Grade 10 Sekundarstufe Klasse 10
16 Year 12 Grade 11 Sekundarstufe Klasse 11
17 Year 13 Grade 12 Sekundarstufe Klasse 12

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact our friendly Admissions Team if you have any questions! We are here to help.