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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

Staff Profiles: Matthew Preston

Matthew Preston

Assistant Head (Our School) & Year 2 Teacher

I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2001, obtaining a BSc in Combined Sciences (Sports Science and Computer Sciences).  I left university and taught English in Harbin, China, for two years.  After this introduction in to teaching, I completed my PGCE at Warwick University and went to work at St George's in Cologne, Germany (where I met my wife Joanna). After two years in Germany, I moved back to England and worked in several schools within Leicestershire. During this time I held several leadership roles such as Science Coordinator MFL Coordinator and PE Coordinator.

In 2014 my family and I joined the International Community School in Amman, Jordan. Whilst at ICS I was instrumental in the implementation of the marking and feedback policy in the school and I quickly became Mathematics Coordinator, where I successfully tailored the New British Curriculum to suit the school.  After two years however, and with the opportunity to work at BSG, we felt it was the right time to leave Jordan.

My family and I have been at BSG for two years and I have been impressed not only with the strong academic focus that the school maintains but also the emphasis the school places on the happiness and well being of its students.  I have been fortunate enough to work as both Assistant Year Leader and Student Welfare Leader during my time here. I am extremely excited to begin my new role as Assistant Head of Our School as it presents a wonderful opportunity to continue and improve provision within this vibrant school.

I love football and I am a big Leicester City supporter.  I also enjoy writing and reading Science fiction and I'm looking forward to improving my Mandarin and practising as much as I can.  Travelling is also an interest for both my family and me.