Britannica International School, Shanghai is proud to announce that, following a lengthy and comprehensive process, we are now the ONLY international school in Shanghai with full accreditation status from both COBIS and CIS.

Here at Britannica, we know that selecting the right school for your child can be a challenging process. So what do our accreditations mean?

As part of the Orbital Education Group, our school is committed to delivering the best continuous quality and highest standards of education for our students. Saying this, however, is not enough. It is vital for us to be professionally evaluated on a regular basis, and this is why we have chosen to go through this rigorous accreditation process with both COBIS and CIS, demonstrating the level of quality and consistency that each accredited member school must uphold.

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Why choose a COBIS school?

COBIS represents and quality assures international schools across the world and whilst each school may be unique with its own distinct character, many commonalities exist. COBIS member schools share high expectations of both students and staff, striving to achieve the highest academic standards and quality of learning, with a keen focus on the development of the whole child through the provision of a first class pastoral care system and a wide range of co-curricular activities to nurture qualities such as resilience, adaptability, self-confidence, tolerance and international mindedness.

Being a COBIS accredited member school provides additional reassurance for our parents and students. It means that Britannica International School, Shanghai has shown that we meet the highest standards of international and British best practice in providing children with the maximum levels of support in their development at all stages of their education.

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The ethos at the heart of COBIS accreditation is continuous improvement in how education is provided and how the safety and wellbeing of all children is the highest priority.

The quality and rigour of a COBIS and CIS accreditation is recognised by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as a demonstration of a school’s commitment to maintain a high-quality international education.

Our recent COBIS accreditation report highlighted the enthusiasm and team spirit of our students and staff, as well as the school’s strong leadership both locally and centrally at Orbital’s Head Office in the UK.

Our staff will take advantage of the training opportunities and feedback available through these accreditations, giving them access to sharing best practice with top member institutions globally.

Furthermore, higher education institutions value the mark of a COBIS and CIS accreditation, targeting students who graduate from such accredited schools for admission to their institutions, recognising the standards, values and skills they seek in students, endorsing the quality of education provided to graduates of such accredited schools.

At Britannica International School, Shanghai, we are delighted to be able to add our COBIS accreditation to our list of achievements next to CIS and look forward to engaging with COBIS further to offer even more academically and socially enriching activities for our students.