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

Mark Thomas

School Principal greets students



I began my teaching career in 1982 at a small village School in Norfolk. However, it was during my 6 years at Bangkok Patana School that I discovered my passion for international education. After 6 years as a Deputy Head in Wiltshire, I was ready for another international challenge, and in 2004, I helped to set up the British School of Beijing as the founding Deputy Head.


After 4 successful years in Beijing, I joined the British School of Guangzhou and have spent the last 12 years overseeing the move from a Primary School of 175 students to our current position as the school of choice for over 1400 students.

As an art and sports graduate I am keenly aware that the very best schools are able to motivate all students, whatever their talents. I am particularly proud of the positive learning environment that underpins our success and is so often noted by visitors to our school. We have an incredibly dedicated and professional team and I look forward to the challenge of the next few years as we open our new purpose-built Primary campus in the Huangpu district and strive to become recognised as the premium international school within China.

On a personal level, I have two grown up sons who both worked alongside me at the British School of Beijing. One is currently teaching in Brasilia, while the other is now here working at BSG. I take great pleasure in seeing our school play a key role within the local community and enjoy receiving feedback or discussing future developments with our parent community.