Happy, Healthy, Hygienic Holidays - Bangkok Prep

Happy, Healthy, Hygienic Holidays

Dear Parents

I hope that you are looking forward to next week’s half-term holidays and I am sure that many of you are planning to visit some exciting destinations. Unfortunately, during the last few months, we have witnessed the spread of the Novel Coronavirus and I hope you agree that we need to be extremely cautious when we are travelling.

The Coronavirus situation continues to evolve rapidly. We reiterate that prevention is key to minimising risk. Regular and thorough hand washing with soap or an alcohol-based gel is key to preventing all infections, and especially important when travelling. Please inform the Primary or Secondary office if you plan to travel to China or have come into contact with people who have recently visited high risk areas.

It is essential that our Bangkok Prep community remains safe and healthy, we have adapted some of our plans until further notice. We have taken the decision to cancel all overnight school trips in Term 2 that involve any interactions with students from other schools. We have also cancelled and adapted any trips which involve students visiting crowded public spaces.

As you may be aware, several other schools have already taken these decisions, making many events no longer viable. We will also be cancelling any large-scale sporting events we are hosting in Term 2 where students are required to fly into Bangkok to attend. This is based on our assessment of the growing number of travel restrictions and advisories in place and our belief that students are best situated with their families during these unpredictable times.

In response to the spread of the coronavirus, some countries have instigated additional travel advisories, which may affect the coverage of your travel insurance. As the virus spreads, some areas may be prohibited which may heighten the possibility of travellers being stranded in these areas. Please check government sources from the places to which you are travelling so you can make informed choices. Note that several countries in Asia such as Thailand, Japan and Singapore are reporting increased cases of Coronavirus.

Please note that it is each family’s responsibility to monitor their child(ren)’s health and get professional medical advice if anyone is unwell. If you must travel to mainland China, or will knowingly come into contact with people returning from there, we ask you to take the additional step of providing a doctor’s note of good health for your child(ren) upon return to school, whether they show symptoms of ill health or not. Symptoms may take up to 14 days from the last point of contact to appear. You may find the The World Health Organization (WHO) link which you may find useful:

 World Health Organisation – advice

I would like to wish you a Happy, Healthy, Hygienic Holidays look forward to seeing you safely back in school on Monday 24th February.

 

Warm regards,

Duncan Stonehouse

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