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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.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

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

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

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

    Monika Howes

  • 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

Matthew Elsmore

Matthew Elsmore

Year 5 Teacher

Originally from a small town in the UK, I graduated from Staffordshire University with a BSc (hon) in Music in 2008, before returning to study to complete a LLB (hon) Law degree, as well as a GDL in law in 2011.

I developed a passion for teaching through travel and volunteering in a school, which led me to Asia, where I completed my CELTA in Thailand, enabling me to develop a background in teaching English as an additional language and a Primary class teacher. I have been in Guangzhou for over 3 years now and enjoy the diversity of teaching here in China, as well as seeing so many children embrace their learning with such ownership and passion.

I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit many wonderful places around the world, including here in China too. I enjoy learning about new countries and cultures, and experiencing the different languages and food that each one has to offer, as well as meeting new people.

I love adventure and I always enjoy a challenge! I’m a keen scuba diver, mountain biker, and I play ice hockey in Guangzhou!