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

Matthew McLaughlin

Matthew McLaughlin

Year 1 Teacher


I first qualified in Wales, completing my bachelor degree. I then moved to London where I completed my PGCE in Forensic Science and Biology.  I have been teaching in London for four years and have taught children of all age groups in Primary school but mainly in Reception and Year 1. 

I love teaching in London schools as London is such a multicultural city. I have risen to the challenges of children arriving at school being unable to speak a word of English.  I have enjoyed working in London and would like to transfer the skills that I have learned to an international school.  I have visited China eight times and have enjoyed every single visit. The culture, the people, the food make me want to come back to explore more. I have always wondered what it would be like to work and live overseas and I had no hesitation to apply for this job when I found this fantastic opportunity to work with Nord Anglia. I am very excited and cannot wait to start this new chapter of my career in The British School of Guangzhou.

I am married with three wonderful children. I like participating in a lot of different sports rather than watching. I like playing football, cycling and swimming.  I enjoy outdoor sports a lot and I like rock climbing with my siblings in my spare time. 

I also have some more relaxing hobbies such as chess. I have a collection of several chess sets from the different countries that I have visited.  On a nice day with a good breeze, I would fly stunt kites.  While I was in China, I had learned to play majiang, which was great fun. I had also learned to play jianzi with family members or with local residence in parks.