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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

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  • 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

  • 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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Our IB Dress Code

The IB dress code plays an important role in contributing to the ethos both of the IB academy and also of the wider school. An independent and mature approach to learning is one of the key aims of the IB Academy.

It is only a short step to university and the world of work and a responsible dress code will prepare students for both worlds.


  • 2 piece formal skirt or trouser suit
  • Tailored dress with jacket
  • Blouse or formal work appropriate top
  • Neutral coloured, flat formal shoes
  • Skirts should be no shorter than just above the knee
  • Jewellery and make may be worn, but must be suitable for a professional business environment


  • 2 or 3 piece formal suit
  • Collared shirt
  • Tie
  • Black or brown flat, formal leather shoes
  • Neutral coloured socks
  • Must be clean shaven


  • Trainers
  • Canvas shoes
  • Heels
  • Flip flops
  • Transparent clothing
  • Leggings
  • Shorts
  • String-strapped tops
  • Clothing which is revealing
  • Any piercings other than 1 in each ear lobe
  • Unnatural hair colours
  • Unconventional hairstyles


Students need a suitable bag to carry books, pens and other items around the campus during the school day, and to take work between home and school. Suitable bags are available from the school shop, but students may bring their own bags provided that they are of a sensible colour and design, and that they do not have ostentatious logos or patterns.


Lost, un-named clothing and bags are held in Lost Property. We make every effort to reunite items with their owner, but this can be very difficult if they are not named. Uncollected items are donated to charity at the end of each school year.