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Britannica International School, Shanghai

  • Editor's Description

    Britannica International School, Shanghai is a British international school offering a course of study based on the English National Curriculum. They are the only school offering an A level program to students over age 16 in Puxi. Their teachers are largely British and are all native English speakers, while also having one of the smallest student-teacher ratios in Shanghai.

  • Self Introduction

    Britannica International School, Shanghai is proud to be a British Owned, British Managed School and is staffed with British Teachers. Within fifteen minutes of the Former French Concession and centrally located in Shanghai, the school has a reputation as an international school of first choice for discerning Shanghai families. The school is part of the Orbital Education group of schools. Pupils are taught in small classes emphasising a personalised approach to education. Britannica recognises the need to adapt and be creative with its curriculum, teaching and encouraging learning to meet the needs of individual students. Britannica International School, Shanghai provides a vibrant environment with a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom. Great importance is also given to developing a child’s conduct and behaviour. With close pastoral care, Britannica provides equal opportunities for all students to participate in a variety of sports, music ensembles, After School Activities, expressive arts projects and performances through which students gain confidence and learn new skills. Within their houses, pupils take positions of responsibility, compete against other houses in sport and music, and work towards common goals in a range of areas to develop their leadership skills. The Duke of Edinburgh International Awards Programme is also offered for Secondary students.

    • Year Founded 2013
    • Age of Students 2-18
    • Number of Students 400
  • Tuition

    185,470 – 269,480rmb per year

  • Testimonials

  • Accreditations

    • Council of British International Schools

      The Council of British International Schools serves British International Schools around the globe, representing over 281 Member Schools in 79 countries and over 209 Supporting Member organisations.

    • Council of International Schools (CIS)

      CIS is a global non-profit membership organization which binds participating schools to an ethos of infusing their programs and offerings with international and intercultural perspectives. The council also ensures ongoing external quality assurance oversight on the quality and process of student learning. 

    • Cambridge Assessment International Education

      A non-profit organisation, CIE is an international accreditation body. The organisation governs the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which is the world's most popular international qualification for students aged 14 to 16 years old. 

    • Edexcel

      Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body owned by Pearson. Pearson Edexcel, the only privately owned examination board in the UK, and part of Pearson plc, is a portmanteau term combining the words Education & Excellence.

    • The Queen's Award for International Trade

      The Queen's Award for International Trade is awarded for growth and commercial success in international trade. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

    • The Duke of Edinburgh International Award (DofE)

      This is a royal charter corporation, established in 1956 as a non-profit self-improvement model which awards students who complete various exercises in volunteering, physical achievement, expedition, and several other components. The programs take between one and four years to complete, with 300,000 participants annually. The three levels, which completed progressively can lead to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. 

    • Orbital Education

      Orbital Education was founded in 2005 by Kevin McNeany.  The company runs a group of schools and colleges offering British Education which is owned and managed from Cheadle Hulme in Cheshire, United Kingdom. The team have established schools within the UK and worldwide and their portfolio continues to expand.




  • Grades Offered


  • Number of Nationalities

    40+ nationalities.

  • Curriculum

    The curriculum of Britannica International School, Shanghai is based on the English National Curriculum, enhanced to meet the needs of the expatriate population and offering students an opportunity to study Mandarin, to learn about the Culture, History and Geography of China, and to study Modern Languages. Britannica’s pupils are prepared for the Cambridge University and Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), the world recognised Advanced Level (AS and A2 Levels) leading to British and international university entrance. All teachers from Pre-Nursery to A Level are fully qualified and experienced teachers. The staff team is led by a Principal with extensive British private and international school experience.

  • Teacher Demographics

    All Britannica teachers are native English speakers. Teachers are supported by a highly qualified and experienced Principal and a large team of Teacher Assistants and Administrative Staff.

  • Languages Taught

    English (including English as an EAL programme), Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew.

  • Extracurricular Activities

    Britannica offers more than one hundred after school activities, including; Basketball, Football, Badminton, Touch Rugby, Swimming, Chess Club, Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Dance, Drama, Cooking, Movies, Knitting, and many more.

  • School Facilities

    The school’s Gubei campus has outstanding facilities with specialist laboratories, a Sixth Form Suite with specialist science, ICT suite, Primary Learning Centre, Secondary Learning Centre, nurse clinic, sports hall, swimming pool, football pitch, tennis court, running track, outdoor playgrounds, large indoor play area, dance rooms, art rooms for both primary and secondary students, a music room with range of international music instruments, music technology room, individual practice rooms, and 250-seat performance theatre.

  • School Bus

    Britannica International School, Shanghai is located in Gubei, close to the downtown area, with nearby open spaces, and which is easily accessible with short journey times and bus routes for students.

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