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  • Did you know?

    We are the only British International School in downtown Beijing, situated in the heart of the embassy district of Sanlitun.

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    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

  • Student Aspirations

    We aim for all our students to become ‘Global Learners, Aspiring Leaders’

  • Be Ambitious

    We create an environment where there are no limits to what our students can achieve, where your child will excel academically, socially and personally.

  • Did you know?

    96% of parents of our current students felt that their first contact with our school was warm and welcoming.

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    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and support with your transition to the School

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How to Apply

At the British School of Beijing, Sanlitun, our Admissions Team aims to get to know your child, and to understand their needs right from the first time you contact the school.

If you have an opportunity to visit the school, we would love to give you a tour.  If you are enquiring from overseas and won’t have a chance to visit, we are very happy to offer information and to answer your questions by phone or e-mail.

Step 1

Depending on which stage of your move you are currently at, you can take your first step in getting in touch via any of the methods below:

Step 2

  • Make an Application

Our admissions team will then be in contact to ask for supporting documents (passport copies, past school reports and a signed conditions and declarations form) and the application fee.

Step 3

We will arrange for your child to sit pre-entry assessment. If you are overseas, we will request school reports and student references and conduct online assessments if needed.

Step 4 

School Offer

Further Information

We understand that your relocation or the timing for changing schools for your child may not coincide with the start of the school year or even the beginning of a term.  We accept admissions throughout the year and, subject to the availability of places, we are happy to welcome new students at any time of the school year.

Moving between school systems isn’t always straightforward.  We will discuss the right year group for your child with you.  We find that children thrive when grouped with children of a similar age.  Our personalised teaching accommodates students who need support and extends and challenges the more able.  In general, students should have reached the entry age below by 31 August of the year of admission:

Year Group Guide


Age on 31 August Year Group US Equivalent
1 Pre-Nursery Tadpoles Pre - K1
2 Pre Nursery Pre - K2
3 Nursery Pre - K3
4 Reception Pre - K4
5 Year 1 Kindergarten
6 Year 2 Grade 1
7 Year 3 Grade 2
8 Year 4 Grade 3
9 Year 5 Grade 4
10 Year 6 Grade 5

If you decide to go ahead with an application, we are here to guide you through the admissions process every step of the way.

Download an Application Form