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Ningbo International School (NBIS) is one of a group of schools which together form the Wanli Education Group.

A dynamic and innovative organisation at the cutting edge of educational reform in China, the Wanli Education Group operates numerousinstitutions, including the world-class University of Nottingham Ningbo, and NingboInternational School.  Wanli EducationGroup provides cutting-edge educational opportunities for Chinese andinternational students from Kindergarten to University level.

Ningbo International School shares a spacious, contemporary campuswith the High School Affiliated to the University of Nottingham, China Campus(UNCCAHS), each having discrete teaching and learning space, whilst sharing thelarger facilities and cooperating in educational ventures for mutual benefit.

From 2005-2016, NBIS used the Australian Curriculum ((ACARA) andwas authorized by DECS, the South Australian Department of Education andChildren’s Services.  This was in keepingwith the origins of the school and the needs of the then largely Australianexpatriate community, providing an academically robust and creative programmefor NBIS students.

In March 2017, having surveyed the emerging educational landscape,the school adopted the Cambridge Primary and Secondary Curricula, supported bythe National Curriculum of England and Wales. The school is now authorised by Cambridge International to deliver theCambridge Primary and Secondary Curricula leading to IGCSE Examinations andA-Levels.    NBIS is an accredited Cambridge ExaminationCentre.  Cambridge InternationalExaminations are the gold-star providers of international education from Year 1to Year 11.  And success in A-Levels(Years 12-13) provides access to some of the best universitiesin the world.

The Leadership of Wanli Education Group and Ningbo InternationalSchool recognize the rapidly changing nature of education, and the requirementsof students who are looking for a successful future.  Both remain passionately devoted to providingthe kind of learning experience that will ensure that every student has theopportunity to excel.

Our curriculum successfully alignswith curricula of many countries, so that international students returning totheir home country are in no way educationally disadvantaged by their time inChina.  On the contrary, we find thatmany students are educationally advanced on returning ‘home’ and certainly,their experience in China is a major asset in terms of their globalunderstanding and ability to cross cultural boundaries with relative ease.