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Years 5 and 6 - New 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 information regarding preparation for the new school year, including the Year 5 and Year 6 orientation day on Friday 21 August, uniforms, buses, lunch cards and school communication. Class lists will be given out at Orientation Day .

Schedule For Your Day - Friday 21 August

12:45pm – 1:00pm: Welcome to the Primary Campus – Welcome by the school’s leadership team

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Class teachers available to meet parents and children of Year 5 and 6.

School Uniform

The uniform shop, which is located in the primary school, is open from Monday 3 August, from 9:00am to 3:30pm.  Buying uniform before the orientation day is highly recommended as the orientation day can be very busy.

During the orientation day, we will be supplying uniform from the primary school sports hall, on the second floor of the primary campus.  This allows us to serve lots of people quickly.  We will be open between 8:00am and 4:00pm on Friday 21 August. We highly recommend that you buy black school shoes before you come to China, as they can be quite difficult to source here.

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 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.) Please kindly send the above information by 31 July 2015, if possible, as this will allow us to have timings for buses worked out for the first day of the new term. 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 the 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 only able to accept cash (RMB) and not credit or debit cards. 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.

Contact Details

A great deal of the school and home communication is via email, although we do also phone at times, so it is very important that we have up-to-date email and phone information. We will ask you to complete a contact sheet when you come to the orientation day to help us with this, if you haven’t done so already. 

Email Subscription Service

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.

We hope that this information helps; we should be able to answer any further questions that you have on the orientation mornings.  However, should you require any further assistance before term starts, please feel free to contact us.  The best person to get in touch with is probably Ms. Echo Li, PA to the Head of Primary.  She can be phoned on +86 21 5226 3211 ext. 1661 or emailed at

We hope that you enjoy the remainder of the school holidays and we look forward to seeing you at the start of the new school year.