An opportunity to explore what a British education looks like for students aged 1-18 on our South Lake Campus, with a range of activities led by our teachers. Register your interest today!

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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

Garry Russell

Garry Russell

Vice Principal


There is no greater privilege than working with young people during their formative years. When opportunity and support is combined with motivation and time, it is a recipe for success that all learners, young and old, can follow. Throughout my career, I have been incredibly fortunate to work in schools where such an approach exists. Whether working in dynamic state and private schools in the UK, or overseas in Bahrain, Dubai, Thailand and, now, China, the day-to-day interactions with both students and colleagues is a never ending source of enjoyment and challenge.

I have been a Head of Secondary in four schools but I started my career as a Geography teacher, and have extensive experience as Head of Department and Head of Year. Regardless of the role, I have always tried to keep the focus firmly on learning, constantly driving to improve student experience and outcomes. I also enjoy studying and have completed a Masters Degree in Education and the UK Headship qualification, the NPQH. Most recently, I was Head of Secondary at a sister NAE school in Thailand. BSG’s outstanding reputation made it an easy decision to make the move to Guangzhou. My wife, Helen, has joined the English Department and my son, Alex, is in Year 3.  As a family we enjoy travelling, hiking and theme parks!  I am also a keen runner and have completed several marathons.