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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.

    Hollie Slaughter

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

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

    Nursery class at BSG

  • 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 class at BSG

Chris Wathern

Chris Wathern

Head of Primary

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.

Following my Natural Sciences degree and then PGCE at The University of Bath, I secured my first teaching position within the city at a successful child-centred primary school. I taught there for 10 years and was fortunate to have the opportunity to become Deputy Head and Acting Head whilst acquiring my qualification for Headship, NPQH. It was also during my years in Bath that I developed an interest in international education by leading Comenius projects linking with other schools in Europe. 

Following the birth of our eldest child, we moved to Cornwall, where I took up my first Headship lasting 8 years at Fowey Primary. Deciding to leave somewhere was never easy, but it was BSG’s reputation for creating a love of learning that provided the momentum for our move to China.

I’m married to Selina, who teaches in Year 1 and we have two boys, Theo in Year 2 and Rory in Year 5. As a family we love exploring the outdoors and have enjoyed the many opportunities this part of Asia provides. On a personal note, I’ve been a Director of Music at various churches and prior to moving to China led a series of collaborative projects between schools. I’m a very keen musician, playing the piano, organ and choral singing, and enjoy the many cultural opportunities here in Guangzhou.