Through British Council Partner Schools Programme, by integrating our vast network and intensive resource in the field of English, Education and Exams operations, the British Council offers a wide range of benefits and professional services to our member schools so as to enhance schools’ competitive advantages and enjoy sustainable growth of business together.

Schools in China can now join British Council’s global community of thousands of ambitious schools and institutions by becoming a British Council Partner Schools member.

Why join the British Council Partner Schools programme

By joining the British Council Partner Schools programme, we connect you with respected UK school exam boards offering globally recognised international qualifications from the UK, such as Oxford AQA and Pearson Edexcel. The British Council Partner Schools programme includes essential exams services and added value offers aimed at providing holistic support for learners, parents, teaching staff, school leaders and whole school development.

Partnering with us in British Council Partner Schools programme enables you to:

  • Benefit from our high standards of customer services on exams administration and extensive expertise on English language assessment
  • Join the British Council’s Network on a regional and global level to connect with thousands of international schools
  • Enhance Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for school leaders and teachers by enjoying our abundant online and offline resources and programmes
  • Get assistance from professionals to achieve sustainable whole school development
  • Enjoy substantial resources around learner support for child protection, exams preparation and English language learning

How to join the British Council Partner Schools programme

Becoming a British Council Partner Schools member school is a straightforward process requiring only the following steps.

  • Start with reading our requirements outline in the Requirements and Fee section below
  • Contact us to express your interest – we will be in touch within 5 working days
  • Complete the application documents provided by the British Council
  • Allow a British Council representative to perform an approval visit. We will arrange a time that is convenient for you
  • Receive and sign the contract letter once approved

Requirements and fee

All schools are expected to meet requirements to become a British Council Partner Schools Member School which include:

  • Attain appropriate government approvals and other business certificates to legally recruit students and operate a full-time teaching school
  • Be appropriately resourced with sufficient staff employed in management, teaching and support roles
  • Provide appropriate premises and facilities to create a positive learning environment for students
  • Secure storage arrangements for confidential exams materials to comply with our regulations
  • Equip with appropriate facilities that comply with our regulations for accommodating examinations
  • Deliver International UK school exams in partnership with the British Council

There will be a charge for each exam entry for International UK School Qualifications, e.g. A level and International GCSE exams. However, there is no other extra fee to become a British Council Partner Schools member school.

Members of British Council Partner Schools in China

In no particular order

  • BIBS Beanstalk International Bilingual School Shunyi Campus
  • BIBS Beanstalk International Bilingual School Chengdu Campus
  • BIBS Beanstalk International Bilingual School Kunming Campus
  • Camford Royal School
  • Cardiff and Vale College Changzhou
  • Cardiff and Vale College Shanghai
  • Cardiff and Vale College Pinghu
  • Chengdu Summit International School
  • Hefei Run’an Boarding School
  • Hohhot No.2 High School
  • ISA International School of Guangzhou
  • Middle School Attached to Sichuan University 
  • Shanghai International High School of Britain Australia & New Zealand
  • Myddelton College Jinhua
  • North America International School
  • Suzhou International Academy, BFSU
  • St John’s College Changchun
  • Peking University New Century Shiheng School
  • Ningbo Zhicheng School
  • Shanghai Wenlai School