British curriculum
Ages 2 to 11

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

This school has more than one campus in Beijing:
Early Years Campus: Ages 2 to 4
Primary School Campus: Ages 4 to 11

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Number of students

(Maximum 600)

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

30% local : 70% international

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, German

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


School bus service available


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

All children from Year 1 upwards attend After School Activities for an extra hour after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The activities change from term to term, and include a wide variety of music, sports and creative activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Early Years Campus: outdoor play area, multi-purpose hall.

At the Primary Campus BSB has an indoor gymnasium and one astroturf playing field. In addition BSB has recently opened its Urban Sports Centre equipped with a climbing wall, ball pool, ping pong and cycling machines which ensure that our children are active no matter what the weather. BSB also has arrangements with community sports facilities to ensure that swimming and athletics can be provided as per the requirements of the English National Curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun is the only British international school in downtown Beijing specialising in Early Years and Primary education for children aged 1 to 11.

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun is widely acknowledged for its high educational standards, its caring learning environment and its warmth and welcome to both parents and students. All this is delivered from newly renovated buildings situated in the heart of the Embassy district in downtown Beijing.