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EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • 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

Gavin Butler

Assistant Head of Secondary & Science Teacher

My move to Guangzhou will mark my twelfth year of working in a profession that inspires me every day. I believe that working with children is one of the most powerful things we can do to make a difference in people’s lives and I love working in a job that I find so rewarding.

I trained through Teach First, gaining my PGCE whilst working at a large state school in Birmingham, and then completing my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Warwick University. Wanting to broaden our professional and personal horizons, my wife and I moved to Thailand in 2013 to work at Regents International School Pattaya, a Nord Anglia Education sister school.

During three wonderful years in Thailand I worked as a Science teacher, Head of EAL Academy, and completed a secondment to the Secondary Leadership team. In 2016 I returned home to the UK to take on a role as Head of Science and to join the school leadership team, where I led on enrichment, recruitment, staff CPD, and Teaching and Learning across the school.

Relatively recently, I became a Dad for the first time, so any free time outside of school tends to be spent entertaining Henry; a joyful, inquisitive and mischievous toddler with boundless energy. When I do find myself with completely free time, I enjoy reading, cycling, swimming and playing the guitar. I love travelling and I am really looking forward to spending time with my family exploring many of the diverse experiences that China has to offer.