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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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Facilities & Technology

The British School of Beijing, Shunyi offers you a warm and caring campus with oustanding facilities to support your child's learning.

The British School of Beijing was established in 2003 and the Shunyi campus was built in 2008 in the family-friendly expat area of residential compounds and international schools. We are very near to the Beijing Capital Airport and about 25 km north-east from central Beijing.

Our large, fully integrated campus provides age appropriate, high quality learning environments for Primary and Secondary students from 18 months to 18 years old.  Specialist teaching areas for sports, performing arts and STEAM support, enhance and accelerate student learning.

Our physical environment nurtures enquiry and learning, while our Air Quality Policy aims to ensure we maintain a healthy environment for all our students.

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  • The fun Primary Pirate Ship
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  • Early Years Playground (1) good
  • Early Years Playground (3) good
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Our Primary school classrooms comfortably cater for our maximum classroom sizes of 22 students and are enhanced by specialist rooms for music and computing. Each classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards.

In the Secondary School, our well-appointed classrooms are complemented by Science laboratories, excellent music facilities, design technology (DT) workshops, purpose-built computer labs, a cookery kitchen, art studio, photography dark room and drama studio.

IB Students in Years 12 and 13 also benefit from dedicated study facilities to support the independent self-study required at this level.


Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, projectors and banks of computers to make learning come alive, along with Apple TVs connected in every classroom.

Information Computer Technology (ICT) is a core subject starting from Year One. Our designated computer labs and portable laptop trolley for classrooms enable each student to explore different technology platforms, using the latest hardware and software. We are continually looking to challenge our students, using new hardware like our 3D printers in our DT Rooms.

Technology is always changing and we enable our students and teachers to change with it.

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  • Music 2 good
  • Chemistry Classroom good
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  • Biology Classroom good
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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. 

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 is our Secondary library is equipped to meet the more sophisticated needs of students undertaking major assessment projects and studying for exams. We have a dedicated IB Hub area and IB Common Room for our Year 12 and 13 IB students.

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.  

eBook Library

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. 

Sports Facilities

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 tracks, full size football pitch and tennis court. 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.

Dining Hall

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.

Visit Us

We welcome you to visit us and see our exceptional facilities for yourself.