Bringing the best of British education to Shanghai

Warm welcome from our Principal

A Welcome from our Principal

May I extend a very warm welcome to all existing parents and friends of the school and to any prospective new parents who may be visiting our website.

“A small school with a big heart’ is how one of our founding parents described Britannica at the end of our first year in Shanghai.  Our personalised approach to the education of our pupils and the special relationship that we develop with our families is clearly reflected I feel in this parent observation.

At Britannica, every child is special.  Our fantastic team of UK trained and experienced teachers will support and challenge your child in the classroom, ensuring they reach towards their true potential. We are creative in our curriculum planning, ensuring that what we are teaching pupils is relevant in content, appropriate in its challenge and encourages the high standards and the broad curriculum that reflects the very best of British Independent Education. 

Britannica’s diverse international student population adds strength and value to the experience that your child will gain at the school, helping them prepare fully to take on the challenges of global citizenship and leadership later on in life.  

English is the natural common language in the playground, which helps fully immerse non-native English speakers into quick development of the language.  Our emphasis on the importance of ‘Mother Tongue Language’, along with developing an appreciation of ‘World Languages’ among students, means that pupils have this additional advantage in their development as true global citizens.

Our centrally located campus makes us especially attractive to parents living in Gubei or downtown and who do not want their child travelling for extended periods to school. 

The high standards of teaching and learning in our classrooms ultimately leads to world recognised external examinations at iGCSE and IB Diploma and eventually university entrance, making Britannica the school of first choice for foreign passport holding families who are looking for long term educational success for their children.

Selecting Britannica as the school of choice for your child, places them on the road to becoming a leader of tomorrow.  Britannica is special and unique and we welcome you and your child to join our many already highly successful and happy pupils at the school.

David Goodwin