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Britannica International School Shanghai: Private Tour

Britannica has built a strong reputation among Shanghai’s parents for consistently delivering a high-quality education for children aged 2-18.

Britannica provides learning through Early years, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form, following the English National Curriculum (IGCSES) and ensuring small, student-focused classes.


It is the only international school in Shanghai offering a full 'A Level' programme to students over the age of 16.


Britannica’s campus is situated in Gubei, only 15 minutes from the former French Concession, 20 minutes from Jing’an and 20 minutes from Hongqiao airport.

Teaching Faculty

With outstanding school facilities, Britannica International School, Shanghai is staffed by British teachers, all of whom are fully qualified and native English speakers.

Teaching Philosophy

 With Britannica’s high academic standards, close personal mentoring and pastoral care, along with the opportunities provided for students to excel at sport, music and the creative arts, the school ensures that children will succeed and reach their aspirations in life.

Enrolment requirements

Britannica International School, Shanghai provides a British-style education to children aged 2 - 18 years old. All parents who either hold a foreign ID card or passport or whose children hold a foreign ID card or passport are eligible to send their children to the school.


Pupils follow the prestigious British IGCSE and A level routes for entrance to top universities worldwide; including the USA, Canada, UK, mainland Europe, Hong Kong and Australia.


Leading edge technology, resources and school facilities mean that the educational experience of your child will be second to none in the city. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards to enhance learning experiences. Other facilities include; Science labs, ICT Suite, Primary Learning Centre, Secondary Learning Centre, Sports hall, Swimming pool, Astro Turf football pitch, Tennis court, Running track, Outdoor playgrounds, Large indoor play area, Dance rooms, Art rooms for both Primary and Secondary students, Music rooms with a range of international music instruments, Music Technology room, Individual practice rooms and a 250-seat performance theatre.

Management Team

The School is owned and managed by Orbital Education, a UK educational organization with international schools across 3 continents schools and chaired by the award-winning investor in education, Mr Kevin McNeany.


Britannica International School, Shanghai is led by Principal, Mr David Goodwin, who previously managed the British School Colombo and Harrow International School Beijing, in addition to a number of prestigious private schools in the UK. Britannica’s team of staff provides the very best of British education to its discerning families.

ORBITAL EDUCATION operates international schools in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Ecuador, Qatar, Slovenia and China. It specialises in delivering the English National Curriculum and focuses closely on the quality of education and the welfare of students at all times to ensure that every pupil in school can be healthy, confident and successful.

For more information or to arrange a private tour, please contact our admissions department at [email protected] or call +86 21 6402 7889