Is it still a good time to set up a British school in China? 

With recent debates in the sector focusing on the future feasibility of setting up schools in China, combined with fears about the impact of tighter restrictions on international education in the country, and the rise of increasingly fierce competition – British international schools face many challenges in China.  

However, despite these challenges, there exist plentiful opportunities and potentially great rewards for UK educational providers in the fast-changing Chinese market. 

Join this session led by CBBC and supported by the Department for International Trade, which is the first in a series of activities associated with the British Education School Talk (BEST) programme. The aim of this programme is to build up a platform for both UK providers and Chinese operators to discuss and develop opportunities for potential collaboration.

In the session attendees will benefit from the sharing of case studies from British schools with branches in China and will have the opportunity to better understand the real market for education in the country, as well as competitors and key market players. 

The event will be held online as well as offline, and is now open for registration. Please click the link to register now.


Date and time: 9:00-10:30am (UK time), Wednesday 26th May
Format: Zoom webinar
(Shanghai offline networking session starts at 8am (UK time) at the British Centre, 17F Garden Square, No.968 Beijing West Road, Shanghai)

  • 9:00- 9:10  Opening remarks
  • 9:10- 9:30  Maxine Lu, General Principle of Xiehe Education Group: Recent update of international education business in China and advisory tips for UK-China collaborations
  • 9:30- 9:50  Michelle Liang, COO of Wellington College China: Good practice sharing and interpretation of market trend in China
  • 9:50- 10:10  Gwen Byrom, Director of Education Strategy of North London Collegiate School International (NLCS): Building academically ambitious schools in Asia
  • 10:10- 10:20 Alex Li, Aon-COFCO : Tools and routes for risk mitigation for international schools in the context of pandemic
  • 10:20-10:30 Q&A, wrap-up and the end of the online webinar (Shanghai offline networking session closes at 11am at the British Centre)