FAQs - Bangkok Prep

FAQs

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

What curriculum does Bangkok Prep offer?

Bangkok Prep’s curriculum is built upon a framework of thorough academic rigour from the skills set out in the National Curriculum for England.

In our Primary School, we follow a thematic approach to create an exciting and engaging curriculum for our young learners.

In our Secondary School, students will receive a broad curriculum in Years 7-9. Bangkok Prep students will sit their IGCSE examinations in Year 11 which prepares them to make a choice of 3-4 A-Levels, BTEC or a combination of both in Years 12 and 13.

How do I get to school?

Information on transport options organised by the school can be found here.

What time does school start?
Early Years (Nursery & Reception): 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Primary (Year 1 - Year 6): 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Secondary (Year 7 - Year 13): 8:00 AM - 3:20 PM

What is the diversity of the student population at Bangkok Prep?

We are proud to provide an international environment and still service our important Thai community. We have nearly 50 nationalities represented at our school with 50% International and 50% Thai.

What are the qualifications of Bangkok Prep teachers?

All of our teaching staff hold UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent, with most coming directly from the UK. Approximately 25% hold a Master’s degree or higher.

Does Bangkok Prep offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support?

Yes we offer EAL support from Year 1 through Year 9.  All students applying to Bangkok Prep will undergo a standard application process which includes an assessment of English language proficiency which will inform us if additional support is needed.

How does the school communicate with parents?

Our school values easy and regular communication with our wonderful parent community. Our teachers are accessible through email and Firefly. Firefly will also be your go to source for information on school events and more. We are happy to reach out further through our school magazines (Prepazine & Constant and True) as well as our friendly social media accounts. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

What language is spoken at school and which languages are offered in the World Language Programme?

The teachers at Bangkok Prep are native English speakers and English will be used in the classroom.

Our World Language Programme in both Primary and Secondary offers:

  • Thai (Native and Non-native)
  • Spanish (Non-native)
  • French (Non-native)
  • Mandarin (Non-native)
  • Japanese (Native only)

Language Options by Year Group:

  • Year 1: World language carousel of multiple languages throughout the year
  • Years 2-6: One world language is selected
  • Years 7-9: Two world languages are selected
  • Years 10-11: One world language is mandatory, but two are optional
  • Years 12-13: World Languages are available but optional

*Some languages are available in our ECA programme. Please check with our admissions team to see if a language you are interested in is currently available.

*As per the requirements of the Ministry of Education, all Thai students who only hold a Thai passport must study Thai as one of their world language option(s).

Does Bangkok Prep have a policy to increase school fees every school year?

Bangkok Prep's fees generally increase yearly, but we have a responsibility to our families to keep fee increases minimal, fair, and transparent. We strive to keep increases in the single digits while providing outstanding facilities and educational opportunities for our students.

Our Campus

BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

School Fees

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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