Head of School: World Class Feedback From CIS

Message from the Head of School: World Class feedback from CIS

Friday 12th November

Dear Parents, Students and Guardians

Last week, the CIS Accretation team visited Bangkok Prep (virtually) and interviewed staff, students, Board members and parents to find out more about our school. They visited a wide variety of lessons in all year groups and analysed all documents, policies and procedures.

 

World Class feedback from

They said, “Bangkok Prep is a fabulous environment in which children can flourish and truly achieve their potential.”

I would like to thank the parents and students that met with the CIS team and for all your contributions to our CIS accreditation visit whilst continuing to carry out your role under very difficult circumstances. At the end of their visit, the CIS team acknowledged the many strengths and highlights of our school and we should all be incredibly proud of Bangkok Prep.

 

The CIS evaluation team has said that they are extremely thankful for the fabulous support from everybody in the Bangkok Prep community and said we should all be extremely proud of our outstanding learning community. They praised staff, students, parents, carers and the board for their commitment to the whole process of self evaluation and self reflection. That this was all done in a pandemic, was also commended and understood by the team. They felt positivity from all and commented on this each night they met; thank you for making them feel so welcomed. Bangkok Prep is a fabulous environment in which children can flourish and truly achieve their potential. I have listed below some summary points for us to celebrate and consider:

 

Strengths and highlights of our school

  • The community’s enthusiasm and passion for our school shone throughout the school.
  • The continuity of the governing board has been an asset. Their commitment to the growth of the school and pro-activeness during the COVID pandemic was evidenced and the Board should be commended for their commitment to ensuring the sustainability of Bangkok Prep.
  • There is a strong written curriculum in place from EYFS to Year 13.
  • Documented policies and procedures are very strong for safeguarding and wellbeing.
  • Bangkok Prep provides a caring and nurturing environment.

 

Areas of focus

The CIS evaluators said that as a school we had successfully identified developmental areas of focus.

  • In particular, we can continue to bring academic and administrative teams together to further develop the ‘Technology for Learning Plan’ that starts with pedagogy and supports teaching and learning.
  • Our whole school improvement theme of ‘celebrating diversity and working with equity’ was also validated and we are committed to moving forward together as a whole school.

I look forward to sharing the full CIS report with the Bangkok Prep community in 4-8 weeks.

 

Stay safe and healthy!

It is incredibly important that we all continue to follow the preventative measures for the sake of ourselves, our families and our community. There are only 43 days until Christmas! I know that many members of our community are intending to travel during the Christmas break and catching the COVID virus would be very problematic.  You may also be aware, there have been some worrying new clusters of COVID cases in and around Bangkok.

 

Least online Learning days @ Bangkok Prep

Bangkok Prep students have had the least online learning – As a result of the change of the Term 1 start date, children at our school had the least online learning days possible for an international school in Bangkok.

 

Have a marvellous weekend

 

Duncan Stonehouse

Head of School

Bangkok Prep

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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Year Group Equivalent Information – Download

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