China Schools Awards

Celebrating the best of international-oriented K12 education in mainland China

How do I apply for the China Schools Awards?

Your organisation can apply for up to three awards.

Please submit your application through our award management platform.

Once you have registered for an account, you can save your answers as you fill out the form by clicking the button at the bottom of each page.

The submission deadline is 23:59 China time, Friday 24th November, 2023.

The only applications accepted are those completed and submitted by the deadline. Applications can be altered any time up until the deadline by logging into your China Schools Award account on our award management platform.

Award Categories

There are ten award categories – most awards are open to schools based in mainland China, while some are open to school suppliers or other organisations. The winners will be selected by an independent panel of experts.

This award recognises the school that has best endeavoured, through innovation or a raft of protocols, to create a supportive and inclusive environment for the whole school community, enabling all to thrive in their educational journey.

This award recognises the organisation delivering the most dependable services and/or supply of high-quality products and ensuring schools and students have the environment, equipment and expertise to create an optimum learning experience.

This award recognises the school that shows the greatest commitment and innovation in developing confidence, an enterprising mindset and the creative and collaborative skills its students need to thrive beyond their university pathways into the world of work.

This award recognises the school that provides the most outstanding opportunities for students to develop skills outside the classroom and/or shows the greatest innovation and commitment in providing for their emotional, social, ethical and academic needs.

This award recognises the school delivering the most outstanding overall provision and benefit to its students and local community in the first three years of its operation.

This award recognises the school that has demonstrated the greatest dedication and innovation in providing world-class pastoral care to its students and wider school community.

This award recognises the organisation delivering the most outstanding continual professional development and lifelong learning opportunties for teachers and school communities in China.

This award recognises the school that has most successfully integrated innovative STEM and EdTech into its teaching and learning, elevating and enhancing the broadest range of learning experiences through the intelligent application of technologies.

This award recognises the school that has made the most outstanding efforts in ensuring the continued professional and personal growth of their staff, and promoting wellbeing and balance in the working lives of its academic, administrative, leadership and function teams.

This award recognises the school sustainability project that most fully showcases its students’ innovative thought, design skills and true understanding of the impact sustainability projects have on our environment and communities.

Awards for British Chamber members

There is one award open to British Chamber member companies offering outstanding education product. This award unlike all the others, will be based not on the judging panel decisions, but on a vote of attending heads on the day.

In addition to the awards shown above, there will be one special award granted to the education company offering the most innovative and compelling pitch in a competition on the night of the Gala Award Ceremony, and voted for by attending Heads from internationally-oriented schools around China.

Patron of the China Schools Awards

Sarah Mann,
British Consul-General Guangzhou

“I am honoured to be asked to be the Patron of the China Schools Award. Since arriving in Guangzhou I have been consistently and deeply impressed by the strength and variety of international-oriented schools here. They epitomise our shared values, provide excellence in education and empower students to be the best they can be. These schools build connections between cultures, and help us to understand each other. I thoroughly look forward to celebrating their varied successes when the China Schools Awards Ceremony takes place in Guangzhou next year.”

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