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Bangkok Prep Security

Friday 7th October 2022

 

Dear Bangkok Prep Parents, Students and Staff,

Yesterday, many of us read and watched the news reports about the tragic events in the childcare facility and surrounding village in Nong Bua Lamphu province. 

We are deeply saddened by this devastating news which has resulted in the unnecessary loss of so many children and adults. As a mark of respect, our school flags will be at ‘half mast’ to represent our unity with the victims, their families and community. 

Should you need any support yourselves, we encourage you to reach out to loved ones and our staff for support. This is also a time where we should all reflect on the safeguarding of all members of our school. Although mass shootings are relatively rare in Thailand, we will never be complacent in terms of our school’s security and everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Bangkok Prep will continue to use proactive evacuation and lockdown procedures to ensure the safety of all of our school community. We all need to work together to keep our children safe. Please be reminded that the campuses are primarily for safe student learning but should also be accessible to community members. In order to help keep Bangkok Prep a safe place for your child, please see the points below:

Access to the Campus

  • keep your ID badge and lanyard visible at all times and show it when requested
  • we request that you vacate the academic side of the campus once the school day has begun or ended (or following an appointment during the school day)
  • respectfully follow the guidelines and instructions from our security staff at all times

It is at times like these that we want to help but it is often unclear how we can make a difference. We can urge our government representatives to seek the very best possible means of controlling gun ownership and regulation in Thailand. We can ask our authorities to prioritise the introduction of new legislation which guards the safety and psychological wellbeing of its people. In addition, we can support each other and use the safeguarding systems at school to report concerns and seek help for ourselves and other members of our community.

Together, we are sending our thoughts and condolences to all the families and members of the local community directly affected.

During times of travesty, we all gain an inner strength from our caring and empathetic Bangkok Prep community. As always please come to talk to us if you are anxious about security at our school. Thank you for sharing your empathy and desire to support others. 

 

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Stonehouse

Head of School

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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