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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Admissions FAQs

Our multilingual admissions team is readily available at the end of a phone to answer any questions you may have. We've listed some of the more frequent Q&As below.

World-leading teachers at The British School of Guangzhou

Enrolling your child

 

I am applying from overseas and my child cannot attend an assessment at the School?

No problem. Parents applying from overseas can send copies of the latest academic transcripts for their child (usually only children aged 6 or above). Depending on the information provided, the School will reply with three possible outcomes:

-  In very exceptional circumstances, the child is accepted unconditionally. This is mainly limited to native English speakers, with outstanding academic transcripts or references, normally from an English National Curriculum school.

- The School sends a link to the assessment for the child to sit in a controlled environment, either at his/her current school or at home. An admission offer may be granted on the basis of the test results. Alternatively, a conditional admission offer is made, pending a further assessment upon arrival to the School.

-  Conditional admission is granted, pending an assessment upon the child’s arrival. The School will provide an opinion as to the student’s chances of success. This based on available information and reports.

Can my child enrol at the school throughout the academic year?

We accept students any time. Special attention is given to ensure new children feel welcome and integrated into class.

Curriculum

Is the curriculum taught at the School recognised by other international schools and universities?

The British School of Guangzhou follows the English National Curriculum, as delivered by top UK independent schools (the curriculum is adapted to cater for the international nature of our students and to take into account our location within China). Students attending our school will have their qualifications accepted by other reputable British and international schools, as well as universities worldwide.

The British School of Guangzhou is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools and an active member of reputable international school associations, such as COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and CIS (Council of International Schools); and is fully licensed by the Chinese Ministry of Education. 

Our SAT, IGCSE and A-Level examinations are fully recognised and accredited by the same Examination Boards as other top UK private schools both in the UK and Internationally, these include the Cambridge University International Examination Board (CIE) and Edexcel.

My child has very limited English. Can I apply to the School?

The British School of Guangzhou delivers its curriculum in English. In order for students to be academically successful, they must have sufficiently high levels of both written and spoken English. 

The demands on the level of English increases with the age of the child; typically being less demanding during early years and more demanding as children move into the Secondary year groups. The School is able to provide language support, but only for a very limited number of students and on the condition that this will only be needed for a limited time. Typically a child with no English ability above the age of 10 will not gain admission to the School.

School policy limits the number of children requiring English support to a maximum of 40% in Reception, 30% in Key Stage One and 20% in Key Stage Two through to graduation (Year 13).

How many hours of Chinese language do you offer a week?

The British School of Guangzhou is committed to providing a strong Chinese language programme, within the time constraints of the UK national curriculum.

Classes are differentiated by levels of ability:

  • Years 1-3 receive 4 x 40-minute lessons per week 
  • Years 4-6 receive 3 hours per week
  • Secondary school students may opt to study another language in place of Chinese.
We're here and looking forward to speaking to you! Contact us at +86 (0)20 8709 4788 ext. 2004 Karen Su, Admissions Manager