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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    BSG Graduating Class of 2017

  • Highest Quality Staff

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

    British International School of Guangzhou KS1 Sports Day 2016

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

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

    The British School of Guangzhou Nursery Carnival

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery student playing outside.

Leadership Team

Led by the School Principal, the leadership team helps to guide your school and students to a successful future.

  • Mark Thomas


    Mark Thomas

    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.


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  • Iain Ruck

    Vice Principal

    Iain Ruck

    I was initially attracted to joining the British School of Guangzhou due to the challenge that it represented. The School was a very different place when I arrived in 2010 with our oldest cohort just about to embark on their IGCSE courses. During the interim time the school has grown to offer an education to students aged 1-19, the facilities have been developed year on year and the students have achieved fantastic sets of examinations results that are comparable with the best schools in the world.

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  • Chris Wathern

    Chris Wathern

    Head of Primary

    Chris Wathern

    I entered education because of the opportunity it gave me to work with young enquiring minds. Being able to inspire children to develop skills for their life ahead (wherever that may be in the world) is a privilege.

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  • Head of Lakefront Early Years Campus

    Katherine Weir-Davis

    Head of Early Years

    Katherine Weir-Davis

    From a very early age, children were my passion and I aspired to a career that involved making a difference to young people’s lives. Having achieved an honours degree in Psychology (specialising in Child Psychology) from Loughborough University, I then decided to complete a PGCE in Primary and enter into the teaching profession. I taught in the UK for several years before embarking on an international career. My husband and I moved to Spain, where I taught in a British school for eleven years. During this period I became Deputy Head of School.


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  • Garry Russell

    Garry Russell

    Head of Secondary

    Garry Russell

    There is no greater privilege than working with young people during their formative years. When opportunity and support is combined with motivation and time, it is a recipe for success that all learners, young and old, can follow. Throughout my career, I have been incredibly fortunate to work in schools where such an approach exists. Whether working in dynamic state and private schools in the UK, or overseas in Bahrain, Dubai, Thailand and, now, China, the day-to-day interactions with both students and colleagues is a never ending source of enjoyment and challenge.

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  • Paul Corr

    Paul Corr

    Director of Admissions & Marketing

    Paul Corr

    My wife and I moved to China in 2003 and we have both thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities this fast-developing country has presented us with ever since. The 'Middle Kingdom' really is an exciting place to be and with two children now growing up quickly, Guangzhou feels very much like a second home.

    Working within the education sector is a privilege and our school is simply amazing, offering challenges of course but wonderful rewards as you see just how much a good school can mean to a community.

    On quiet days, I can be found cycling the beautiful Guangdong countryside, coaching children's rugby or simply playing a game of football or some music with colleagues and friends.

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