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

Helen Russell

Helen Russell

Assistant Head of Secondary (Pastoral)


Believing that communicating with conviction and precision, as well as developing a love of literature, is integral to personal growth as well as academic success, teaching English has been my passion for the past 20 years. My experience is wide-ranging, from outstanding private and state schools in the United Kingdom to top-performing British schools situated in the deserts of Dubai and Bahrain. 

Most recently, I have been working at Regents International School Pattaya, a Nord Anglia Education sister school in Thailand. During my career, I have held management posts but the classroom is where I feel truly inspired!  The decision to join The British School of Guangzhou was an easy one due to its excellent reputation as a place where young people are challenged and nurtured.

As well as teaching, I love learning.  Holding a degree in English and Music, I have since completed post-graduate work in Media Education and Educational Leadership.  Having been awarded a Master of Arts in Education degree, specialising in Applied Linguistics, I hope to start pursuing doctoral work next year.  Beyond this, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring new places and reading.