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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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    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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Jim Hartland

Jim Hartland

Head of Psychology, Head of Year 9

I have been teaching in China for over 12 years at various different levels, from kindergarten, through middle school to university and business level English.  I spent my first two years at BSB teaching English as an Additional Language – a course designed to help those students with weaker English to improve and access the curriculum. From this, I moved into mainstream English before setting up and running our Psychology department which is now well established.

I have been at BSB since 2008 and each year seems to be a busy one. I am excited about continuing to develop our IB Psychology programme and have recently become an IB examiner.

My Head of Year role is also constantly developing – this year, with a new cohort of exciting Year 7 students, I’m looking forward to working with them to help them learn new skills and broaden their horizons.

My biggest passion at the moment is playing squash, a game I never tire of and I am constantly badgering my colleagues to play with me! With two young daughters, I rarely get much free time, but I do enjoy reading when they finally go to sleep.