643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105), Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

Bangkok Patana School

643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105), Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

Key Facts


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.

Student Body

Number of students in school


Nationalities represented


Most common nationality


Local / international student ratio

20% local : 80% international


Teaching assistants


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.

Additional language Classes Offered


spanish, chinese, dutch, french, german, japanese, thai

Native speaking teachers


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.

Homework assigned


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.

Language support


English as an Additional Language (EAL) / Home Language Support. The aim of the EAL programme is to help students develop the required language skills 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.

Average number of students per class


Maximum number of students per class





Accreditations and memberships
  • international baccalaureate organization (ibo); council of international schools (cis); new england association of schools and colleges (neasc)

External examinations/ assessments available

ib diploma programme,



uk national curriculum tests

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.

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

Percentage of students who pursue higher education


School profile

Bangkok Patana School is Thailand’s original British international school, located on La Salle Road in South-East Bangkok. Under the stewardship of committed parents and dedicated staff members, our not-for-profit school has remained at the forefront of education in Thailand and is today one of the most respected educational establishments in South East Asia.We provide learning from Foundation Stage right through to Senior Studies, for over 2,200 students from around 65 countries, aged between 2 -18 years. The School follows the English National Curriculum up to Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. Bangkok Patana School is committed to ensuring that you, as a parent, have the confidence that your children are receiving the best intellectual, physical and social preparation for their futures.Our school has a proud record of achievement for nearly 60 years – academic, sporting and artistic – and we celebrate the distinctive accomplishments of each of our students. Bangkok Patana is uniquely capable of allowing its students the greatest scope to discover their passion. Our school’s extensive campus and outstanding facilities ensure that our students have the greatest number of options and opportunities in all areas of their academic and personal development. Above all else, it allows us to offer them the choices so they can pursue their own particular ambitions and interests.Through the excellence and broad expertise of our teachers, support staff and curriculum, students consistently receive a diverse and engaging education. Alongside this, we recognise the importance of the world outside the classroom. Our extensive extra-curricular programme emphasises a holistic approach to learning.

Learning principles

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.

Student Support

Support for special learning needs


The school caters for children with a wide range of abilities. Once a student is identified as requiring additional learning support, a thorough assessment of needs is made and appropriate interventions are planned. When a student is referred to the Learning Support team, parents will be informed. The Learning Support team advises teachers on planning and provide further differentiation and resources as well as practical teaching and assessment support. If an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is required, targets are set with parents and teachers and reviewed regularly. We follow many of the procedures of the UK Code of Practice. Children requiring speech and language therapy may be referred to our school speech therapist who will assess a student's needs and then provide a programme of therapy if appropriate.

Support for gifted 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.

Education psychologist available


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.

Extra-Curricular Activities

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.

Sports activities available


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.

Facilities, Services & Policies

Lunch provided


Light snacks and full lunches are available from our two canteens which can be found both in the Primary and Secondary Schools.

Food alternatives


The 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 discuss these with the school.

Is religion practised at school



School time
School Start Time School Finish Time


Nursery - Y2: 1:50 pm; Y3 onwards: 2:30pm

Uniform required


School uniforms are required from Nursery to Year 11. For Year 12 / 13, students do not need to wear uniform but must conform to the dress code. School uniforms can be purchased from our school shop.

School bus service available


Door-to-door service to and from school. Extra-curricular activities are also taken into account. The school-managed extensive bus system cover locations all over Bangkok. A bus monitor is present on all buses to provide assistance.


Can students join after academic year begins


This is permitted provided there is space in the specific Year group.

Admission process

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.

Admission and language criteria


Deadline for registration


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 in the 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.

Leadership & Staff

Number of staff


Fees & Financials

Annual fees

sgd 709,600


+66 2785 2200


643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105), Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

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