A warm welcome to the Britannica International School Shanghai. Thank you for choosing to enrol your child(ren) at our outstanding school. 

At Britannica, we inspire lifelong learners and caring global citizens. We do this in a community where everyone feels encouraged, supported and challenged.

If you are new to school enrolments or perhaps new to the country, rest assured we have curated this section just for you. If you scroll down or click the plus icon on the top right, you will find details on everything you need to prepare your child(ren) for our school, from what to bring on their first day, to that all-important school uniform.

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Things your child should bring on their first day

We understand that the first day at school, or at a new school, can be daunting for both you and your child. To help things go as smoothly as possible, and to avoid any last-minute panics over pencil cases and water bottles, we've collated a checklist of everything your child needs to bring on their first day...and beyond. We've also included some other useful information to help with the transition.

See our first day checklist.

School Uniform

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Learn what your child needs to wear and how to purchase uniforms Find out more →

Lunch & Snacks

Healthy Food

See details on our catering provision, including how to order lunch Find out more →

Local Transport

The public bus is a great way to get to our school. Learn about the routes Find out more →


Key information on registration and our attendance expectations Find out more →

Contacting School

We share all the different ways you can get in touch with school Find out more →


Your child's happiness is crucial, lean about our wellbeing initiatives Find out more →

Clean Air Policy

Child playing in clean air

Children need fresh air to thrive so we follow a Clean Air policy. Find out more →

New to Shanghai?

Shanghai Skyline

Our handy guide includes key information on our beautiful city Find out more →

Our Principal

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Our mission is to serve our pupils and their parents to the best of our abilities and in so doing use our expertise to deliver the very best of British education to Shanghai’s expatriate families.

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Britannica International School, Shanghai
1988 Gubei Road near Wuzhong Road,

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