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    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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    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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Our School Day

It's 8.15am and the foyer begins filling with chatter from eager students heading to class. So begins another busy day of learning at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi.

The school corridors at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi, begin to bustle around 8.15am when students are welcomed into the classrooms. 

A normal school day officially begins at 8.30am with registration, followed by the start of lessons at 8.40am. 

Primary students have plenty of classroom time and are helped by teachers and assistants to their specialist lessons such as PE and Music.

Secondary school has a six-period day, with two break times. Each period is 55 minutes with five minutes in between to transfer to each lesson. Lunch time is an hour.

Daily subject timetables vary depending on year levels, but the following tables indicate a typical busy school day at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi.

Example Timetable for Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception
8.15am Classrooms open (students should not arrive before this time)
8.30am Play, activities and registration
8.40am Lessons begin
10.40am Morning break
10.55am Lessons resume
11.30am Lunch begins (Pre-nursery and part-time students go home)
12.50pm Afternoon lessons begin
1.50pm Afternoon break
2.20pm Lessons resume
3.30pm End of the school day
Example Timetable for Primary School (Years 1 to 6)
8.15am Classrooms open (students should not arrive before this time)
8.25am Registration
8.40am Period 1
9.40am Period 2
10.40am Morning break
10.55am Period 3
11:55am Lunch begins 
12.50pm Period 4
1.40pm Period 5
2:40pm Period 6
3.30pm Leave for Buses or After School Activities (ASA). Buses depart at 3:40pm
3.30pm Optional After School Activities (ASA) on Tues, Wed, Thurs.


ASA Buses depart

Example Timetable for Secondary School
8.15am Classrooms open (students should not arrive before this time)
8.25am - 8.40am Registration 
8.40am Period 1
9.40am Period 2
10.35am Morning Break
10.55am Period 3
11.55pm Period 4
12.50pm Lunch
1.35pm Period 5
2.35pm Period 6
3.30pm Leave for Buses or After School Activities (ASA). Buses depart at 3:40pm
3.40 pm Optional After School Activities (ASA) on Tues, Wed, Thurs. 
4.30pm ASA Buses depart
5:30pm Late Bus depart Monday to Friday

At the British School of Beijing, the safety of your child is of paramount importance and informs everything we do as a school. As such, we want to ensure that the processes for recording and reporting absence is undertaken in a rigorous manner. 

BSB Daily Absence Form

  • Please fill in the above form to report absence to the school
  • All absences should be reported by 8:15am.
  • After 8:15am, we will collate this information and inform relevant stakeholders of your child’s absence.
  • Any absence not recorded by 8:15am will be treated as unauthorised and will prompt our support staff to phone parents to establish the cause of absence.
Late Arrivals

If your child does not make use of the school bus service and is late, it is essential that they sign the "Late Arrival/Early Departure" Log Book at the school's main reception . The primary or secondary support staff will cross reference absence with the late sign-in and class (Primary) / Period 1 (Secondary) registers before calling home by 9:00am.

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