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  • Outstanding Location

    The thriving Olympic Park area of Huangpu District is only a short journey from the city centre.

    Nord Anglia International School Guangzhou

  • World-Class Curriculum

    Premium British international education through the globally-respected English National Curriculum.

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  • Highest quality staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are fully qualified with UK or international experience.

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  • Welcome to Guangzhou!

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

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  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at Nord Anglia International School Guangzhou.

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Staff Profiles: Mark Thomas

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Principal

I began my teaching career in 1982 at a small village School in Norfolk. However, it was during my 6 years at Bangkok Patana School that I discovered my passion for international education. After 6 years as a Deputy Head in Wiltshire, I was ready for another international challenge, and in 2004, I helped to set up the British School of Beijing as the founding Deputy Head.

After 4 successful years in Beijing, I joined the British School of Guangzhou and have spent the last 12 years overseeing the move from a Primary School of 175 students to our current position as the school of choice for over 1400 students.

As an art and sports graduate I am keenly aware that the very best schools are able to motivate all students, whatever their talents. I am particularly proud of the positive learning environment that underpins our success and is so often noted by visitors to our school. We have an incredibly dedicated and professional team and I look forward to the challenge of the next few years as we open our new purpose-built Primary campus in the Huangpu district and strive to become recognised as the premium international school within China.

On a personal level, I have two grown up sons who both worked alongside me at the British School of Beijing. One is currently teaching in Brasilia, while the other is now here working at BSG. I take great pleasure in seeing our school play a key role within the local community and enjoy receiving feedback or discussing future developments with our parent community.

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