Our bright and colourful Primary library is located in the first and second floor of the main building and features custom-built bookshelves, computer banks and a multi-use reading loft on the mezzanine level. We have a seperate library for our littlest ones near the entrance to Early Years Foundation Stage classrooms.
The Library brings active learning to the central point of the school. The book collection is extensive and is regularly being updated to include new authors, current popular titles and new learning resources.
Located on the third floor of our main building, our Secondary library is equipped to meet the more sophisticated needs of students undertaking major assessment projects and studying for exams.
Quiet study areas, banks of computers, group discussion tables are all provided, complemented by an extensive collection of books, magazines and resource materials to support student learning.
The British School of Beijing has a free reading service providing digital books to our students through OverDrive.
The OverDrive collection is an extension of BSB’s physical library. It is online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. It is convenient for students to check out titles at home, on the weekends or during school breaks with no worry about misplacing a book – these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period!
The books were chosen through collaboration with teachers and students to create a collection that supports our curriculum and also allows for reading for pleasure from Year 3 upwards. We will continue to review, develop and expand our collection on an ongoing basis.
Our 230-seat Duke of York Theatre is used frequently for assemblies, music concerts, plays and classroom productions. It is also the chosen Shunyi venue for The Beijing Playhouse, a leading English theatre company in Beijing.
Our sports facilities cater for a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports. Students make use of a multi-use sports hall, cardio fitness and weights rooms, indoor heated swimming pool, indoor basketball courts, outdoor running track and full size football pitch. Our Sports Dome features a powerful air handling and filtration system and is fully temperature controlled to create a safe and spacious play space for students all year round.
With three hot food stations (Western, Italian and Chinese), a sandwich bar, two salad bars and a wash-up area, our Dining Hall is a bustling place during lunch times. Students are supervised and encouraged to always make healthy choices.