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The British School of Beijing, Shunyi

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CurriculumsIB, British, and German
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 元205,640
to: 元309,430
Address: South Side, No. 9 An Hua Street Shunyi District Beijing 101318 China
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Number of students

Maximum 1500

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Nursery: 14
Primary: 20
Secondary: 15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English and German speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and German

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Mandarin, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, projectors and banks of computers to make learning come alive, along with Apple TVs connected in every classroom.

Information Computer Technology, or ICT as BSB calls it, is a core subject starting from Year One and the school's designated computer labs in Secondary school and portable laptop trolley for classrooms in Primary school enable each student to explore different technology platforms, using the latest hardware and software.

BSB is continually looking to challenge its students, using new hardware like its 3D printer. The LEGO Robotics lab provides an opportunity for students to explore the amazing world of robotics and compete in LEGO robotics competition.

Technology is always changing and BSB enables its students and teachers to change with it.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Education Needs Department.

Learning support offered

BSB is an inclusive team which consists of a SEN Coordinator (SENCo) and Counsellor working together with a multidisciplinary team (class teacher, teaching assistants and if necessary external specialists). The team’s aim is to provide additional support, where required, to assist all students at BSB to meet their individual potential. The Inclusion Team has strong links with class teachers, parents and students which are critical for the educational and emotional success of the students in the school's care.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Across the school, academically strong students will be challenged in differentiated groups (called sets) within their classroom in those subjects in which they excell. In addition, BSB offers a fast track IGCSE programme for its more able students.

School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

BSB offers more than 100 different types of After School Activities and Clubs to students in primary and secondary school across 4 seasons. They are provided to enrich students' learning, discover hidden talents and to further understand the world around us.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

The sports facilities cater for a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports. Students make use of a multi-use sports hall, cardio fitness and weights rooms, indoor heated swimming pool, indoor basketball courts, outdoor running track and full size football pitch. The Sports Dome features a powerful air handling and filtration system and is fully temperature controlled to create a safe and spacious play space for students all year round.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British School of Beijing, Shunyi is a large international school offering Early Years, Primary, German Primary and Secondary education in 1 campus, providing high quality education to students from 60 nationalities. BSB has been in Beijing since 2003 and is situated in the family-friendly expat community of Shunyi.

BSB offers the internationally adapted English National Curriculum leading to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams, followed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Years 12 & 13 and an optional German Thuringia Curriculum in Klasses 1-4 for native German speakers. BSB has a proven track record of producing excellent academic results year after year. In standardised assessments of students at all age levels, BSB sits well above UK national and world averages.

Teaching approach of the school

BSB is epitomised by the highest academic standards, taking its students on to the world’s very best universities, but also ensuring that every student is truly valued as an individual and that the sense of family, community and opportunity pervades all BSB does. The school's philosophy is to be ambitious for every single child and young person to achieve far more than they ever dreamed possible, in whatever field that may be, and to grow into a truly global citizen who contributes to making the world a better place.

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