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As a parent, you want to be supported, advised and guided towards the very best education for your child, which is why at Britannica International School, Shanghai, we work in partnership with our parents to achieve this. At our core, we successfully manage to blend the highest quality, rigorous British education through the English National Curriculum, within a learning environment that is positive, constructive and a happy place to spend your day.

Located in the heart of the city, Britannica International School, Shanghai offers a full British curriculum, adapted and extended to meet the needs of international students. We are British-owned, and have British trained teachers delivering the English National Curriculum (including GCSE and A Level qualifications) to students from 2 to 18 years of age.

Britannica International School, Shanghai is located in Gubei, close to the downtown area, with nearby open spaces, and which is easily accessible with short journey times and bus routes for students.

Our purpose-built campus features a wide range of facilities, including specialist science and art facilities with both Primary and Secondary library learning centres and a fully equipped ICT suite.

We respect and invest time developing an understanding among our students of the cultures and languages of the forty different nationalities in our school, but spanning this international diversity, our foundations are set in a strong British ethos. We attract the most acclaimed fully trained teachers and assistants to deliver the very best of British education for all of our students.

Call us to arrange a visit today, so you can experience the uniquely positive and inspirational atmosphere of Britannica International School, Shanghai.

'…thank you for the references you have written in support of your students’ university applications this year... Our approach to admissions at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, which eschews mechanical decision-making, would not be possible without the valuable commentary you provide…your comments and judgements help us to decide whether the School of Business and Management would be a good fit for the student… It is a given that motivation and determination are prerequisites for a student realising their potential, but that should not detract from the support you provide, which creates a robust platform for them, from which to flourish at university. So, thank you. We recognise and celebrate the essential work you and your colleagues do each year.'

James Boote, Senior Recruitment and Marketing Officer, Queen Mary University of London


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A British school run by British teachers

At Britannica we know that excellent teachers can transform a school, direct the ethos and culture and will positively influence the success of their students. To ensure that we deliver this our recruitment policy to only employ qualified teaching staff with British or equivalent professional teaching qualifications. All Britannica teachers are native English speakers. The teachers are supported by a highly qualified and experienced Principal and a large team of teaching assistants and administrative staff. All staff employed in the school are background checked and come with excellent references from previous employers.

The school benefits from a management team with excellent experience in delivering the best of British education both in the UK and abroad. The Orbital Education International Education Development Officers monitor the quality of education in all Orbital Education Schools and regularly carry out school inspections. The school has membership of a number of accreditation bodies that similarly monitor closely the quality of education in the school against rigorous international and British educational standards

Welcome from Orbital Education founder, Kevin McNeany

I am delighted to welcome all international families in the city to our school the Britannica International School, Shanghai.

This is the third British school I have founded in Shanghai and I am honoured that the Chinese Ministry of Education have entrusted me again with a licence to operate another international school. The school is completely owned by my British company, Orbital Education, who focus on delivering the British (English National) Curriculum enhanced for the international students in our school. The management of the school is British led by the Principal, David Goodwin, a dedicated educationist of long experience and consummate leadership skills.

Orbital Education Limited is a company completely dedicated to the service of advancing international education based on the British model. It has no investing financial institution to control or influence it. The company’s head office in Manchester, England is staffed by an experienced team who support and direct our schools throughout the world. The team are experienced educationalists and all are united in the belief that the quality of education and the welfare of our students is our greatest concern.

At present Orbital Education also have schools in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Ecuador, Slovenia and Qatar. For more information, please visit our website.

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