The Britannica International School, Shanghai belongs to the Orbital Education Group
Who we are
Founded by Kevin McNeany in 2008, Orbital Education's internationally acclaimed schools is unique but we are united in our aim, to deliver an outstanding education. We build welcoming communities that celebrate diversity and encourage a global perspective. Our students and employees are supported and challenged to achieve their ambitions. We are innovative, adapting and continuously improving our schools to ensure that they deliver the highest quality. We own and operate a fast-growing group of British style international schools in Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Russia, Qatar, China, and Ecuador with further expansion planned in the GCC. Based in our UK head office in Cheshire, our highly qualified and experienced team guide and develop our schools with their expertise, supporting across a wide range of operational functions.
What we do
We want students in our schools to be happy, safe, and challenged in their learning. Our schools are non-selective, and our UK-qualified teachers are dedicated to working with families to support and nurture each student to achieve their potential. This may be through outstanding academic success, or by development of a student’s unique talents through a range of co-curricular activities.
Kevin McNeanyChairman and Founder – Orbital Education
Our leadership team members have a shared passion for the education sector, with many starting their careers as teachers and all serving as governors, inspectors and school advisors outside of Orbital. It is this that makes us unique within the sector. We are continuously learning and bringing new ideas to improve our offer and the quality of education for the most important people, our students.
Our British schools cater for students between the ages of 2 and 18 years and specialise in delivering the English National Curriculum, specifically enhanced for our diverse student population and the unique context of each school’s location.
Our schools are also resourced to provide language support for those who are learning in English for the first time and deliver innovative digital technology solutions to promote personalised and collaborative learning.
We ensure that the highest standards are delivered with the support of our Orbital experts and through accreditation bodies such as the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
In 2019, Orbital Education was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.