Bangkok
International, British curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Bangkok Patana School

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 22
Max. students per class 23
First year fees: 993,800 ฿

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in THB

Yearly fees: 689,800 ฿
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 304,000 ฿
Total first year fees: 993,800 ฿
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School Information

Number of students

2,293

Number of nationalities represented in the school

61

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

20% local : 80% international

Max. number of students per class

In the Nursery and Foundation Stage 1 classes the number of students per class will not exceed 20. In Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) to Year 2 the maximum number is 22 children.. In Year 3 to Year 6 the maximum number of children per class is 23. From Year 7 to Year 11 in the Secondary School classes will not exceed 22 students and in the Senior Studies the maximum number of students in a Tutor Group is 18 and in a subject class is 17. There are also specialist subject teaching staff who teach classes and groups of children. This ensures that the overall teacher-pupil ratio is approximately 1:10.

Average number of students per class

Between Nursery and Year 2 the average number of children per class is currently 16. In Years 3 to 6 the average is currently 22. In the Secondary School between Years 7 and 11 the average number of students per class is currently 21, and in Senior Studies (Years 12 and 13) the current average is 16.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, they are class based in the Primary School. Subject specialist assistants also work across the Primary and Secondary Schools in areas such as Art, Design and Technology and Science.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Our academic staff are recruited primarily from the United Kingdom. The school’s teaching approach reflects the best of current United Kingdom best practice in terms of classroom organisation and teaching and learning styles. Language teachers may be native speakers of the language they teach. All academic staff have internationally-recognized qualifications. The school has high expectations of its staff and seeks individuals who can be role models providing strong pastoral support, inspiring and motivating students to do their very best.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

The English as an Additional Language staff support students who are not fluent in English in becoming proficient English language users in order to develop socially, and achieve academic success across all areas of the curriculum. As an international school, we also believe it is important to provide support to develop home languages for all children.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, Japanese, Dutch as part of the academic World Languages curriculum, plus other languages through the Home Language programme based on demand.

Use of technology in the classroom

We believe that confident, creative and productive use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an essential skill for life. Students at Bangkok Patana learn not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly. They use ICT as a tool to enrich and extend their learning across the whole curriculum. All areas of the school are wireless networked, all classrooms have ceiling mounted data projectors and most have interactive whiteboards. In the Primary School two ICT rooms are backed up by student access to sets of laptops and iPads in each year group. In the Secondary School all students are part of a 1:1 program in which they bring their own laptop computer into school. There are four DT classrooms fully equipped with PCs, a Mac lab primarily for Music and a Wacom based PC lab for Art. ICT and Computing is taught by our specialist ICT teachers and assistants in Primary and Secondary.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Primary:
• Nursery to Year 2: Play and daily activities reinforce learning. Students in Year 1-2 may have spelling in addition to suggested reading at home.
• Years 3 to 6: Students generally have home learning activities on set days of the week. Students are responsible for remembering the details of their assignments. Primary learning goals and reinforcing activities are outlined in the weekly Year group newsletters, which are sent to parents weekly via an email link. All Primary students are encouraged to read at home daily.
• Secondary: Students study different subjects on different days, and have both short-term and long-term assignments. Home learning assignments are posted on the Parents’ Gateway.

Approximate hours of homework given

The school estimates that your child may spend the following lengths of time each day doing their home learning. Duration may vary by subject or other factors. Year 3: 20 minutes
Year 4: 30 minutes
Year 5: 40 minutes
Year 6: 50 minutes
Years 7 and 8: 1 - 1.5 hours
Year 9: 1.5 - 2 hours
Years 10 and 11: 2 - 2.5 hours
Years 12 and 13: 2.5 - 3 hours

Uniform required

Yes, all students from Nursery to Year 11 are required to wear a school uniform. Our Senior Studies students in Year 12 and 13 do not need to wear a uniform but must conform to the dress code. School uniforms may be purchased from our school shop.

Waiting list

There are waiting lists in certain Year groups of the school, normally those between Year 3 and Year 9 inclusive and in Years 12 and 13. We encourage any parent interested in enrolling their child int he school to contact our admissions team as soon as possible to discuss the current situation. The school is committed to maintaining a 20% cap on the intake of Thai students, and as such these places are in high demand each year.

Entry evaluation for students

New students do not have to take an academic test to enter the school; it is the school's philosophy to offer education to students who by virtue of their previous education experience, have no choice but to attend an English-speaking international school. Children are supported to fulfill their individual potential at whatever level they are academically. Children must, however, be fluent in English or be at a stage where they can achieve fluency given specialist support. When an application is made to enroll a child whose first language is not English, a member of the English as an Additional Language staff will meet the child to assess language competence before admission. Some students may also be assessed for any specific learning support needs.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline for Non-Thai Nationals, however Thai Nationals must complete the Online Pre-Application Form by 15th January of the academic year prior to the one they wish their child to join. More information can be found at www.patana.ac.th/admissions_howto.asp

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, this is permitted provided there is space in the specific Year group.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99% of our graduating students go on to attend a higher educational institution.

External examinations/assessments available

Primary Students get the opportunity to measure performance against their counterparts in United Kingdom schools via the National Curriculum Tests. These provide a valuable barometer of attainment in the core subjects, and are sat at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6).
Students in Years 10 and 11 follow a two-year (I)GCSE programme. This offers a broad and balanced curriculum, which provides an excellent foundation for the Senior Studies Programme. Students following the Senior Studies Programme in Years 12 and 13 undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. This course of study offers students the opportunity to study externally-accredited examination courses that are accepted widely throughout the world as an entrance qualification for universities and colleges of higher education.. Bangkok Patana School is also an accredited SAT test centre.

Results in these examinations

Bangkok Patana School students, across all stages of the school, consistently achieve outstanding results in externally marked examinations. At the end of Year 6 almost all students achieve Level 4 or above in their Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests. A significant number of students achieve Level 5, which is well above UK expectations, and forms an excellent foundation for the move to Secondary School. More information can be found here: http://www.patana.ac.th/primary_key_stage_2.asp
The most recent (I)GCSE results can be found here: http://www.patana.ac.th/secondary_key_stage_4.asp and IB results from the Class of 2015 can be found here: http://www.patana.ac.th/secondary_senior_studies.asp

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes, transport is a key support service and the school-managed extensive bus system enables students of all ages from locations all over Bangkok to travel safely to and from school every day. A bus monitor is present on each bus to provide extra support and assistance, particularly for the younger students. The door-to-door service means students are collected from and returned home each day, with extra-curricular activities also taken into account throughout the term.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Bangkok Patana School caters for children with a wide range of abilities. Our specialist Learning Support teachers are available to assist students who need support in meeting the challenges of the curriculum.

Learning support offered

Once a student is identified as needing extra support with their learning, a thorough assessment of needs is made and appropriate interventions are planned.Our Learning Support team advise teachers on planning and provide further differentiation and resources as well as practical teaching and assessment support. We follow many of the procedures of the UK Code of Practice. When a student is referred to the Learning Support team, parents will be informed. If a Learning Plan (IEP) is required, targets are set with parents and teachers and reviewed regularly. A Learning Plan is an individualized agreed plan of action which is regularly reviewed as part of the reporting cycle to parents.
Children requiring speech and language therapy may be referred to our school speech therapist who will assess a child’s needs and then provide a programme of therapy if appropriate.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Some children will demonstrate, or show the potential to demonstrate, outstanding abilities, creative flair or talents which will be significantly in advance of their peers. Our Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators are available to advise teachers and parents and to work with children who are identified as being gifted and talented.

Student access to education psychologist

If outside specialist assessment / intervention is recommended, for example, from an Educational Psychologist, the Learning Support staff can provide information on contacts and options available to parents.

School start time

7.40am

School finish time

The academic programme finishes at 1.50pm for children in Nursery through to Year 2 and 2.30pm for all students from Year 3 upwards.

Supervised care before/after school

Staff are present within the play areas of Primary School from 7.15am until the start of the school day. At the end of the school day supervised activities are available through our Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) programme.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a wide range of Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) to students from FS2 – Year 13 across four activity blocks that run throughout the academic year. The aim of this programme is to enrich and extend the students' experiences. Over 200 options, at recreational and internationally recognized levels, are available to students each term and these include sports, visual and fine arts, community service, languages, technology, student government, the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and many more.

School provided lunches

Yes, light snacks and full lunches are available from our two canteens which are situated in both the Primary and Secondary Schools.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Our canteens offer at least two meat-free main meal options plus rice, vegetable and salad side dishes daily. We use Halal approved suppliers for chicken and beef. We encourage anyone with specific dietary requirements including allergies to contact the school to discuss these further.

Sports activities included

At Bangkok Patana School we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Primary students have two specialist PE lessons and one swimming lesson each week. The Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Nursery to Year 2) curriculum focuses on the introduction and development of many new skills and understanding in dance, gymnastics, swimming, ball skills and basic game play situations. The Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6) curriculum is challenging and diverse including teaching units in swimming, basketball, football, athletics, Tee-ball, mini tennis, volleyball, T.G.F.U, outdoor and adventure activities, dance and gymnastics.
All students in the Secondary school undertake 80 minutes of Physical Education lessons each week as part of the curriculum. Activities include athletics, basketball. badminton, fitness, football, trampolining, kayaking, touch and contact rugby, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, dance, squash, table tennis, climbing, water polo, ultimate frisbee, netball, fitness, aerobics, yoga and pilates.

Sports facilities at the school

Our students benefit from excellent sports facilities which include three swimming pools, several playing fields, football and rugby pitches, indoor and outdoor sports courts, full and mini tennis courts, cricket nets, climbing wall, fitness suite, dance studios and gymnastics hall. More information can be found at http://www.patana.ac.th/about_campus.asp

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We offer up to five age levels of team sports plus comprehensive age-group opportunities in the gymnastic, swimming and tennis programmes. The competitive sports programme endeavours to provide for as many sports as can reasonably be supported and are offered by the organisations of which the school is a member: Bangkok International Schools Athletic Conference (BISAC), South East Asia Students Activity Conference (SEASAC) and the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our guiding mission is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British international community. In today’s rapidly changing and challenging world we believe it to be the school’s primary task to foster in its community a life-long love of learning and a sense of responsible citizenship. Our educational programmes are designed to develop the understanding, skills and attitudes that support this. We believe that as we move through the processes of inquiry, discussion, decision making and reflection, we develop an understanding of ourselves, of other people and of our world.

Teaching approach of the school

Bangkok Patana School is unique – it offers not only an impressive academic programme, but an exciting curriculum both in and beyond the classroom that ensures the education of the whole person. We aim to provide a very special learning environment that develops outstanding citizens who are moral, respectful, and have a strong sense of identity. Through the excellence and broad expertise of our teachers, support staff and curriculum, students consistently receive a diverse and engaging education.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@patana.ac.th
School's webpage: www.patana.ac.th
Address: 643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105), Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand