St Andrews International School Bangkok
St. Andrews International School Bangkok is a British International School located on Sukhumvit soi 71. The school opened its doors in 1997 to provide a British-style education in English to children living in Bangkok.
|Type||Mixed Day 'British International School'|
|Owner||Nord Anglia Education|
|Head of School||Paul Schofield|
|Age||2 to 18|
|Accreditation||The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA); World Wide Education Service of CfBT Education Trust.|
Following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, St. Andrews currently welcomes over 1100 students representing more than 44 nationalities. The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides the academic backbone of the programme offered in years 12 and 13 (mainly between 16 and 18 years of age).
St. Andrews has multiple facilities, including a purpose built Early Years learning centre; a 25-metre swimming pool; air-conditioned sports facilities; large drama studio; music practice rooms; science laboratories; and design technology and art suites. In August 2017 the High School moved into a brand new campus located between Ekkamai and Pra Khanong BTS stations.
In April 2007 St. Andrews completed a three-year accreditation process with the World Wide Education Service of CfBT Education Trust, a non-profit international agency based in the UK. The school was awarded full accreditation for all areas of its performance for five years.
The international accreditation process was also linked with the Public Office responsible for the assessment of education in all public and private schools in Thailand, the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA). The school was the first school in Thailand to receive this joint accreditation award. This means that a St. Andrews International School Bangkok Graduation Diploma will be equivalent to the Thai School Mor 6 qualification, which is essential for Thai students to enter many Universities in Thailand.
St. Andrews is an examination centre for both Edexcel IGCSE and the University of Cambridge IGCSE, as well as SATs. The school is also an IB World School and is authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The school follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales until students sit IGCSEs in year 11. Senior students prepare for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), or Diploma Course Certificates, in Year 13, and many then go on to study at leading universities around the world. The year 12 and 13 programme provides students with well-respected and widely recognised qualifications for entry into higher education and universities worldwide.
Students and staff are allocated a House when they join St. Andrews. Siblings are put into the same House to encourage House spirit both at school and at home. Students remain in the same House throughout their time at St. Andrews. The four Houses are named after hill tribes in Northern Thailand - Akha (red), Karen (green), Yao (blue) and Lahu (yellow).
Every Friday all teachers, students and staff wear their coloured House t-shirt to school, and on most Friday mornings students and teachers take part in House activities. House points can be earned by each student participating in these activities. At the end of each academic year the House with the highest overall number of points will be announced and presented with a trophy.