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  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world


  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

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  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

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  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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Join our global community

We wish all our new families a warm welcome to the BISS community and will support your child to quickly settle into the school.

Our Orientation Guide

We hope that the information below helps; we should be able to answer any further questions that you have on Orientation Day. However, should you require any further assistance before our new academic term starts, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you into our school community very soon.

  • Schedule for New Primary Students

    We are delighted to welcome you and your family as you join our community here at the British International School Shanghai, Puxi. Please find below the schedule for Orientation Day on Friday 28 and Monday 31 August 2020.

    Pre-nursery, Nursery & Reception

    9.00 - 9.30am

    • Arrival, registration and welcome (Early Years Reception)

    9.30am - 10.30am

    • Meet your Early Years teacher and classroom visits (Early Years Classrooms) 

    10.30am - 10.40am

    • Welcome by the Principal and Head of Primary (Early Years Reception) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Purchase lunch cards with SLETO (Dining Hall) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Purchase uniform (Sports Hall) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Bus registration (Stage One) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Meet the New Parent Team (Main Reception)

    Refreshments will be avaible in The Gallery and Early Years Reception throughout the morning.

    Years 1 to 6

    9.00 - 9.30am

    • Arrival, registration and welcome (Main Reception)

    9.30 - 9.40am

    • Welcome by the Principal and Head of Primary (Stage One)


    • Introduction to the Primary Year Leaders (Stage One)

    9.40am - 10.30am

    • Meet your teacher and classroom visits (Stage One / Classrooms) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Purchase lunch cards with SLETO (Dining Hall) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Purchase uniform (Sports Hall) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Bus registration (Stage One) 

    10.00 - 12.30pm

    • Meet the New Parent Team (Main Reception)
  • Schedule for Secondary Students

    We are delighted to welcome you and your family as you join our community here at the British International School Shanghai, Puxi. Please find below the schedule for Orientation Day on Monday 31 August 2020

    Years 7-12


    • Arrival, registration and welcome (Main Reception) 


    • Refreshments available (Well of Knowledge) 

    11:30 - 11:40am

    • Welcome by the Principal and Head of Secondary (Auditorium)

    11.40 - 12.40pm

    • Student tour of the school led by Form Tutors 

    11.40 - 12.40pm

    • Parent tour of the school led by Deputy and Assistant Heads of School

    12.30 - 13.30pm

    • Meeting with Language Specialists and Pastoral Support (Well knowledge) 

    11.00 - 14.00pm

    • Purchase lunch cards with SLETO (Dining Hall) 

    11.00 - 14.00pm

    • Purchase uniform (Primary Sports Hall)

    11.00 - 14.00pm

    • Bus registration (Well of Knowledge)

    11.30 - 14.00pm

    • Meet the New Parent Team (Well of Knowledge)
    Year 12

    8.45 -10.00am 

    • ALIS testing (students only) S341 (meet at Secondary Reception)

    10.00 - 11.30am 

    • CAS Session (students only) S341

    11.30 - 12:00pm 

    • Parents to join students and meet form tutors and the IB team (Hamilton Centre)

    12.00 - 12.45pm 

    • Introduction to the IB Diploma Programme

    12.45 - 1.30pm 

    • Opportunity to discuss subject options with Heads of Departments (Hamilton Centre)
  • Early Years Checklist

    Please see below some information that will help you know what to bring each day.

    Your child will need:

    • A bag - big enough to hold all the equipment that your child needs that they can manage themselves
    • A daily healthy snack for your child (the school will also provide a snack)
    • A water bottle that your child can fill themselves -labelled with your child’s name
    • If your child is wearing nappies please bring a whole pack to be kept in their cubby (restock as required)
    • Two or more changes of clothes to be kept in their cubby – clearly labelled with your child’s name
    • Swimming kit including a swimming cap and goggles (for children who are toilet-trained). No armbands or floats necessary.
    • Some of our children sleep in the day and school provide a bed and an all-in bottom and top sheet. If you would like your child to have an extra blanket, quilt, pillow or comforters please send them in weekly in a labelled bag.
    • We encourage all our children to play outside when we can so it is good to be prepared for wet weather. Please make sure your child has a rainproof coat with a hood and wellington boots to keep them dry whether it is walking to the bus or splashing in puddles.
    • Indoor and outdoor shoes need to be comfortable, sturdy and practical - the children should be able to put on and take off their shoes by themselves (no laces)! Closed in shoes or those with straps are also good as they stay on. In Reception the children are expected to wear black shoes as part of the school uniform. Please name all shoes clearly.
    • Remember to visit the uniform shop. Children in Nursery and Pre Nursery need to wear their cubs t-shirt everyday. Children in Reception wear school uniform.
  • Equipment List for Lessons (Secondary)

    We suggest having the equipment below available.
    A pencil case with your name on it to hold everything below:

    • Blue or black pens for normal writing
    • Other coloured pens for emphasis (fine point Stabilo pens)
    • Pencils (a mechanical pencil, an HB pencil and a 2B pencil)
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Eraser
    • Ruler
    • Protractor
    • Compasses
    • Glue stick
    • Small scissors with rounded tips
    • Scientific calculator (Casio fx-83 recommended for years 7-11)   
    • Calculator for IB students - Texas Instruments Nspire CX Graphic Calculator (non-CAS version)
    • Highlighters (at least three different colours)
    • Coloured pencils (Staedtler or Raffine are good)
    • USB memory stick (16GB or more)
    • A pair of earphones or headphones
    • Coloured sticky highlighter tabs
  • School Uniform

    Primary & Secondary School Uniform

    The Uniform Shop, which is located in the Primary School, is normally open from Monday to Friday (except public holidays), from 9.00am to 4.00pm but is currently closed due to COVID-19. Buying uniform before the orientation day is highly recommended. Please order your uniform online by clicking on the link below:

    However, if you are unable to purchase your uniform online, we will hold a limited stock of items which you can collect from the Sports Hall in the Primary School, on the Orientation Days.

    More information on our uniform can be found in the Welcome Guide.

    IB School Uniform

    On the link above you can view an outline of required uniform and expectations about appearance which we hope is helpful when purchasing clothes and other items.  Appearance is more formal in the Secondary setting – this is our way of helping students as they progress in their school careers and prepare for adulthood. 

  • School Buses

    If you would like to reserve a seat for your son or daughter on one of our school buses, please email us at schoolbus@bisspuxi.com or contact 5226 3211 ext. 1618, as early as possible. We will need to know your local contact details in Shanghai as soon as you know them (such as detailed address, home number and local mobile etc.) Our school bus monitor will phone you to discuss pick up and drop off points before the start of term.

  • Lunch Cards

    School lunch cards can be purchased in our Dining Hall on Orientation Day. Pupils are allocated a smart card and parents are asked to credit the card at the start of the term; a minimum start up balance of 500RMB is required. This can be topped up during the school term. Please be aware that our catering company is able to accept cash (RMB) or payments via Alipay or WeChat Wallet. Primary students do not keep their own cards; these are held in the Dining Hall and payments are deducted automatically according to their daily attendance.

  • Security ID Cards

    Our School Security policy aims to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff at all times.

    As part of our commitment to keeping your child safe, we require all parents to carry a photo ID security card. We request that parents who do not have an ID card with a photograph complete and submit the online form.

  • Email Subscription

    It is very important that you subscribe to our newsletter service, as we use this to send you information during the school year.

    Once you have subscribed, please make sure you verify the confirmation email to guarantee that you always receive our news and please let us know if you need any help.

  • The New Parent Team

    The New Parent Team would like to welcome you to BISS Puxi, Shanghai. Our team of volunteers are here to help and support you and your family as you embark on this new exciting adventure in Shanghai.

    Together our team has several years of experience of both living here in Shanghai and transitioning into new schools and communities across the world.

    “The aim of our team is to ensure a smooth transition into BISS Puxi, provide practical advice on living in Shanghai and help you to build social networks.”

    We have many exciting activities planned during this year and like to invite you for a lovely chat with us at our next upcoming Coffee Morning where you can not only meet us but also other new parents.

    • Coffee Morning: 8.45-10.30am, Wednesday 2 September 2020, Chatterbox Cafe

    We hope that you will be able to join us. We will be hosting regular coffee mornings throughout the school year where members of our team will be available to answer any of your questions.

    If you have any questions about moving to Shanghai before you arrive please feel free to contact us at bissnewparents@bisspuxi.com.

    We are more than willing to help you, connect you and try to help with your transition.

    We look forward to meeting you soon.

    The New Parent Team

  • Download our Orientation Guide Book

    You can download our Orientation Guide here together with a checklist.

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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

111 Jinguang RoadHuacao TownMinhang201107Shanghai


金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

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4th Floor, Nova South
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