An opportunity to explore what a British education looks like for students aged 1-18 on our South Lake Campus, with a range of activities led by our teachers. Register your interest today!

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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

Paul McConnell

Paul McConnell

Head of Secondary


Having graduated in 1995, I spent 15 year teaching Physical Education in the North East of England before taking the exciting step to move overseas and begin my international teaching experience with my wife Roslyn and our two daughters Ellis and Chloe. Our first move was the Regents International School in Thailand and during our 8 years at the school, Nord Anglia Education became the owners and we have both remained with the company since. We then moved to our sister school in Qatar before being offered the wonderful opportunity to come and join BSG in Guangzhou.

Moving to BSG was a very easy decision to make. Its reputation within the NAE family is second to none and with the additional bonus of living in China, then Guangzhou is the perfect place to continue my school leadership career. The moment you set foot onto the campus, you know that it’s a happy school where people are at the centre of all decision making. This environment and ethos are closely aligned to my own personal values that if we work together to nurture and encourage positive relationships, then success will follow.

I come to BSG along with my wife Roslyn, who will we part of the amazing PE Team. We are extremely proud parents of our two daughters who are now both studying at university in the UK having graduated from Nord Anglia Education schools. As you can imagine, most of the past 20 years has been making sure our daughter have everything they need to enjoy school and make the most of the opportunities an international education can present and as a family and individually, we all enjoy being active and keeping ourselves fit and healthy. I personally enjoy cycling, swimming and struggle through every step when running … but I’m told its good for you!

I would love to be able to play golf, ski or go diving everyday for the rest of my life but finding a country where I could do all three is where the real challenge lies. To achieve this I will keep looking as we, as a family, love travelling and can’t wait to explore China.