Principal’s Welcome

Principal David Goodwin May I extend a very warm welcome to all prospective families considering Britannica as the school of choice for their child.

Privileged to serve the diverse international community of Shanghai we recognise the importance for families in selecting the school that best meets the needs of their child. Visiting the school you will quickly recognise that Britannica is itself special and unique. We therefore welcome you and your child to make a visit to the school and hopefully decide to join our many already highly successful and happy pupils.

“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. We strive to deliver the very best that is appropriate for the interests, abilities and needs of your child and your family. Our encouragement of high academic and social standards, courtesy, team work and self-responsibility go a long way to developing our young leaders of tomorrow.

With over fifteen years experience of managing top UK independent schools and my third headship in an international British school, I understand what makes quality British education and along with my committed, experienced and highly enthusiastic staff we aim to deliver the very best of British education to your family.

– David Goodwin