Samui Centre of Learning

Samui Centre of Learning, Koh Samui, Thailand, (SCL) was a British curriculum international school established in 2004 by Phillip Olson, Rachel Anderson, Roz Thompson and Emma Dyas.[1] It closed in 2018 after Dyas declared bankruptcy. The school offered the pre-2014 British Curriculum from nursery to secondary (nursery-Year 11). Samui Centre of Learning is the longest-running[2] international school and an examination centre on Koh Samui.

SCL International School (Samui Centre of Learning)

EstablishedAugust 30, 2004
ClosedApril 2018
Head of schoolMs. Emma Dyas
GradesFoundation Stage through A Levels
Number of students200
AffiliationCambridge International Examinations


Samui Centre of Learning operated within the framework of the pre-2014 National Curriculum for England and Wales. Children received an hour of Thai language tuition everyday and learn about Thai Culture, Thai Music and Thai Dancing.

Once students had progressed through Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, they were entered for National Curriculum tests. The school claimed to be accredited by Cambridge International Examinations as an international examinations centre and IGCSE examinations are held at the end of Year 11.

Most classes were taught by teaching staff holding either a PGCE, Bachelor of Education or, latterly, TEFL and were predominantly British nationals. Where necessary, children received EAL (English as an additional language) support from qualified TEFL teachers.


  • Foundation Stage: Foundation Stage 1-2
  • Primary Key Stage 1: Year 1-2
  • Primary Key Stage 2: Year 3-6
  • Secondary Key Stage 3: Year 7-9
  • Secondary Key Stage 4: Year 10-11
  • Secondary Key Stage 5: Year 12-14


Samui Centre of Learning had air-conditioned classrooms, a science lab, a library and an ICT suite. The school building sat alongside the playground and a small playing field.


  1. WBN, 2009
  2. Samui TV, 2008
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