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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.

Staff Profiles: Iain Ruck

Vice Principal

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.

I have been fortunate enough to be teaching for 20 years and have fulfilled a number of roles prior to my current position as Head of Secondary. I joined the British School of Guangzhou as the Deputy Head of Secondary in 2010 and was promoted to the role of Head of Secondary school in 2012. Prior to moving to Guangzhou I have performed a variety of roles including Head of Year, Head of Faculty, Head of Department and Head of House. 

I have always enjoyed sport and physical fitness and I have been active in a number of sports including football, cricket, kick boxing, scuba diving and cycling. My other main passion is travel and the perfect holiday allows me to combine these two passions. In my ten years of international teaching, my wife and I have been fortunate enough to hike, skydive, kayak, canoe, trek, dive and climb many beautiful places across 5 continents at the same time as experiencing different cultures and societies.