CIS report 2022 - Bangkok Prep

CIS report 2022

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians

We are so happy to have the children back in school learning with their teachers and friends. I believe that the threat of the COVID pandemic seems to be reducing as we come to understand how to live with this virus. We will continue to follow the situation closely and adjust our preventative measures accordingly.

You may remember that we had a visit from the Council of International School (CIS) in November. Their role is to provide expert validation of high quality international education and they only issue accreditation to the very best international schools in the world.  I am delighted to inform you that that the CIS Report has arrived and it validates that Bangkok Prep is an excellent school. This means that we have been fully and officially reaccredited and there are no major recommendations at all.

We should all be very proud that these statements are the summary of the CIS Report 2022:

 

“It is evident that the well-being of students, and the wider community, is a foundational belief at Bangkok Prep.”

 

“The quality of learning at Bangkok Prep is clearly a strength of the school. The curriculum planning in particular was very strong. Parents and students were both very complimentary about the teaching, and in particular, how supportive teachers had been during the extended period of home-based learning imposed by COVID-19 and all the additional challenges that this created.”

 

“The professional learning opportunities offered to the faculty were also seen as a strength by the teachers.”

As with all credible reports, there are a few specific areas for us to consider during the whole school improvement process. I will arrange for a more detailed report to be available for the community on Firefly next week.

This impressive report is a direct result of the hard work and support by every member of the Bangkok Prep Community. I would like to congratulate everybody at Bangkok Prep for this wonderful report and we should all be extremely proud of the part that we have played in the Bangkok Prep success story! I thank you all…

 

Warmest congratulations

 

Duncan

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

School Fees 2023-2024 – Download

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Application Form – Download

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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Year Group Equivalent Information – Download

Withdrawal Request Form – Download