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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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    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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  • Get in Touch

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IB Academy Teachers

Meet our experienced IB & Higher Education team led by Thomas Housham, Head of the IB Academy.

  • Thomas Housham

    Thomas Housham

    Head of IB

    Thomas Housham

    Thomas attended the University of Bristol and graduated with a Masters degree in Mathematics. While attending this university, he also studied French. Thomas’ mathematical studies were broad at first but later specialised in pure mathematics, which was the topic of his dissertation. 

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  • Mark Weston

    Mark Weston

    Head of HE Guidance

    Mark Weston

    Mark attended the University of Oxford and graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature. After several years working in the fields of publishing and media, he completed a PGCE in Secondary English at the UCL Institute of Education. Before moving to BISS Puxi, Mark spent eight years working at a Secondary school in London as Deputy Head of Sixth Form and subsequently as the school’s post-16 Support and Transition Manager. 

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  • Catherine Lambert

    Higher Education Advisor

    Catherine Lambert

    Cat gained her BSc in Geography from Exeter University before completing her PGCE in Secondary Geography from Birmingham University in 2006.  Cat then taught Geography and Sport at a secondary school in Buckinghamshire, where she rejuvenated the KS3 geography scheme of work to make it more relevant and interactive and established a residential fieldtrip for Year 7 students. She enjoyed working with GCSE and A-level students and helping them prepare for coursework and exams. Cat has always had an interest in the natural world and is passionate about encouraging students to discover how they can make a positive impact on the world.


    Over the last 10 years Cat has lived in Switzerland, Beijing and Shanghai and with her 3 daughters all now attending school she is looking forward to working once again with secondary and IB students. While raising her family, she has maintained an interest in education and school life. In Beijing, in her role as Chairperson of the Parents’ Association, she devoted a lot of time to charity fundraising and strongly believed in involving students directly in these activities where they could see the impact of their efforts. More recently, Cat has been developing her knowledge of Sustainability and has been investigating ways to educate and engage students in activities that encourage them to be more environmentally friendly.

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  • Jennifer Hopwood

    Jennifer Hopwood

    IB Pastoral Coordinator and Head of Year 12

    Jennifer Hopwood

    Jennifer gained a 2.1 degree with honours at the University of Nottingham, graduating in the summer of 2011. Inspired to become a teacher, Jennifer travelled to work in China as an English teacher and during this time, she realised how much she enjoyed working with young people. On returning to England, Jennifer undertook a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Birmingham and secured her first teaching post at a school in Sutton Coldfield, UK. Jennifer has held different roles within this school, from Assistant Head of House to PGCE mentor and is always looking for new challenges to help shape her own teaching practice.

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  • Marc Curran

    Marc Curran

    Science Teacher & IB Academic Coordinator

    Marc Curran

    Marc graduated from the Exeter University, UK with a BSc (Hons) in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry and then went on to study a Masters in Biological Chemistry, before completing his PGCE Science (Chemistry specialism). Marc is passionate about teaching and strongly believes in a hands-on, practical approach to learning. After working in the South West of England and London, Marc embarked on his international teaching career, spending 5 years in Bangkok. Before moving to Shanghai, Marc held various positions including: National Lead Practitioner in Practical Science, Head of Science, IB Diploma Examiner and Internal Assessment Moderator.

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  • Ling Coong

    Ling Coong

    Director of Student Leadership & Community Service

    Ling Coong

    Ling is a graduate of The University of Sheffield, where she studied Neuroscience.  Having found inspiration in following a career in teaching whilst in Tokyo, where she was teaching English as a second language, she completed A PGCE at Leeds University. 

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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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