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

Mary Emmerton

Mary Emmerton

Year 2 Teacher


I discovered my passion for teaching 12 years ago, at BSG, where my husband was a Science teacher, when my two sons were in year 1 and pre-nursery. I became immersed in their early education through my involvement with the school as a parent-representative and volunteer. Learning from, and being supported by, a team of dedicated, caring, and passionate teachers ensured my sons were always excited to go to school. My time as a volunteer at BSG gave me the fulfilment lacking in my original profession as an accountant; it sparked a personal desire to contribute to the development and shaping of young minds.

As a family, we have been fortunate to live and teach in Africa, the Middle East and moved back to China in 2013 to join one of the Nord Anglia family of schools. My passion for teaching continued to grow and became a full-time commitment. In 2014, while working as an Educational Needs support staff in Nanjing, I enrolled with the University of Nottingham and completed my international teaching certificate (IPGCE). I have been a teacher for the last eight years and my career change is amongst the best decisions and accomplishments I have made. We, as a family, are happy to be back at BSG.