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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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    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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Performing Arts

Our specialist Performing Arts teachers are experts in their fields, and inspire our students to go further in their learning of Music, Drama and Dance.

  • Nigel

    Nigel de Sousa

    Head of Drama

    Nigel de Sousa

    Nigel de Sousa

    MA, BA(Hons), QTS

    Nigel graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in English, Drama and Theatre Studies. He went on to study performance at Drama Studio London gaining a diploma in acting. Whilst working as an actor, he toured with many 'theatre in education' companies in the UK, working on a variety of issue-based dramas for young people. He co-founded a London based fringe theatre company which aimed to produce fresh, new and exciting theatre to the capital’s audience. 

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  • Stephen Davies

    Head of Primary Music

    Stephen Davies

    Stephen Davies

    BMus Performance, Graduate Diploma in Music Performance, Graduate Diploma in Education

    Stephen completed his B.Mus. Performance in Jazz Improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Australia. He then went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance and later, a Graduate Diploma in Education at the same university.

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  • Phil

    Philip Laverick

    Music and Music Technology Teacher

    Philip Laverick

    Phil Laverick

    BA Music (RWCMD), PGCE

    Philip is from the north-east of England and studied Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 1995 with composition as his main focus. He started playing the tuba when he was eleven years old, quite by accident. Already a keyboard player, Philip then requested to learn the trumpet at school. His Music teacher immediately dismissed the idea on the sole basis that his school orchestra already had far too many trumpets and he really needed a tuba player! 

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  • Queenie

    Queenie Xu

    Music Teacher

    Queenie Xu

    Queenie has a life-long passion for Music and has enjoyed many years performing as soloist, first and second violinist in quartets and orchestras. She started playing the violin at the age of six and studied Music at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music with violin performance as her main focus. 

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  • Isabel Li

    Music Teacher

    Isabel Li

    Isabel discovered her passion in music from an early age and studied in specialised primary and secondary schools for music in Taipei, focusing on piano and clarinet performance. With the scholarship received from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Isabel moved to the UK to continue her music education at the age of 18. Later, she completed her MMus in Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London. Throughout the years of studying in the UK, Isabel worked closely with other musicians – from piano trio, duo pianos, piano duet to orchestra playing and accompaniment for choirs and solo instrumentalists. 

    After graduating from RCM, Isabel completed her PGCE course at the Institute of Education (IoE), UCL and became a music teacher for 2 years at a secondary school in North London, UK.

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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

Nord Anglia Education

4th Floor, Nova South
160 Victoria Street
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