The British International School, Shanghai

Our commitment at The British International School Shanghai is to help our pupils thrive in a happy, safe and inspirational learning environment. We set the highest possible standards in learning, development and care to ensure that every pupil develops as a life-long learner and achieves their aspirations. The British International School Shanghai was founded in 2002 by Nord Anglia Education, the leading international provider of high qual- ity education and learning. We offer high quality British education for expatriate pupils aged 18 months to 18 years. Our fully qualified and experienced teachers currently teach pupils representing over 50 nationalities.
Founding Date NAIS Pudong - 2002; BISS Puxi - 2005;
Accrediations & Affiliations IBO World School, PRC Certificate of Approval 3100738501346; Shanghai International Schools
Type Day School; Nursery (Morning or all day) Reception/Primary/Secondary/Sixth Form, IGCSE, IB (International Baccalaureate)
Age of Students 18 months - 18 years
Number of Students NAIS Pudong: 1100+; BISS Puxi: 1000+
Nationality of Students Over 55 nationalities represented
Education/ Curriculum Foundation Stage Curriculum, National Curriculum (England & Wales); GCSE/IGCSE; IB Diploma Program
Primary Teaching Language English (including speciality teaching for EAL)
Languages Taught French, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Dutch
Teachers BISS Pudong - 104, BISS Puxi - 100
Teaching Assistants BISS Pudong 47 TAs; BISS Puxi 38 TAs
Class Size Max 22
Teacher-Student Ratio Average 12, Minimum 1, Maximum 22
School Hours 08:30 am to 15:30 pm approx (excl. ECA)
After-school Activities The school offers over 140 Extra Curricular Activities including: A range of international Arts & Crafts, Brain Games, Dance, Drama, Engineering & Science Groups, Exam Technique, Martial Arts, Media, Music, ICT, Sports, Social & Community Groups and Writing
School Facilities The campuses are situated in pleasant residential developments, with clean air, security and freedom from the noise and traffic of central Shanghai. The campuses that house pre-school, elementary and secondary school students are equipped with numerous classrooms and facili- ties including: fully equipped design and technology suites, ultra modern music technology suites equipped with state of the art Apple technology and many practice rooms, black box drama studios specialist laboratories for all three science disciplines, networked classrooms plus age appropriate designated technology suites, large and small indoor gyms, all-weather surface areas, tennis courts, 25-metre swimming pools, a full size football pitch and athletics track, age appropriate outside play areas for younger children, large capacity theatres and junior and senior libraries.
School Nurse or Healthcare Yes
School Bus Yes
School Lunch Yes
Admission & Fees BISS Pudong: Anna Nikonenko ( BISS Puxi: Christine Bacon (
Contacts Location 1: BISS Pudong, 600 Cambridge Forest New Town, 2729 Hunan Road, Pudong Shang- hai 201315
Location 2: BISS Puxi, 111 Jinguang Road, Huacao Town, Minhang, Shanghai 201107
Tel: (+86 21) 5812 7455 (NAIS Pudong); (+86 21) 5226 3211 (BISS Puxi)
Fax: (+86 21) 6819 6290 (NAIS Pudong); (+86 21) 5226 3212 (BISS Puxi)
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