Bringing the best of British education to Shanghai

Welcome from the Principal

A warm welcome from Britannica

Welcome to Britannica International School, Shanghai, one of the newest and fastest growing premier international schools in Shanghai. We hope that after reviewing these pages, you will be motivated to find out more about us and arrange a visit to see the school in action. 

We will be delighted to show you around and to answer any questions that you may have.

Britannica continues to grow from strength to strength. It’s great to see staff and students engaged in such purposeful learning activities each day and amazing to see the progress made by the students, especially those who started with us with little or no English, now speaking with confidence and participating in their lessons with such enthusiasm.

In a very short time, Britannica has been recognised as a Cambridge International School, approved to offer Cambridge IGCSE Cambridge ICE, AS/A Level and AICE and is now also a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and will benefit from a wide range of services available to members.

As a means of illustrating what a dynamic school we are, please see below an outline of some of the main events we have coming up in Term 3.

We will celebrate Easter on Friday 18th April, with various activities such as an Easter Bonnet competition, Easter Egg decoration and an Easter Egg hunt! Our first Sports Day will be on Friday 9th May and on Friday 30thMay, we will celebrate our International Day, which will include a range of activities, starting with our ‘Parade of Nations’ and ‘Passport Day’ when parents and students from different countries showcase their country and students can ‘travel’ from one country to another to experience something of the culture and food of that country. Our inter house Football Competition will be organised to coincide with the start of the World Cup in Brazil and there will also be a Swimming Gala held on Tuesday 17th June.

On Thursday 12th June, Britannica will take everyone down the Yellow Brick Road to see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in what promises to be a musical extravaganza in our purpose built theatre and Friday 20th June will see the closing activities of the official Britannica charity for this year; The Smile Train.

A full programme at a very productive school where students love to learn.

Alun Thomas

Founding Principal 

Bringing the Best of British Education to Shanghai