My visit to international schools in Bangkok

Published on 3rd January, 2018 by Andrew Wigford. Published in For Candidates / TIC News

Last month I visited Bangkok and had the opportunity to visit two fantastic international schools that TIC works with.

My first visit was to Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School, known as Bangkok Prep. The school is now in its 13th year and teaches a curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England, to students from 42 different nationalities. In August, Bangkok Prep opened a brand new Secondary school campus. It’s situated in a new high-end housing complex called ‘The Base’, which is an incredibly safe environment for families. I was really impressed by the new building and its facilities. The school has a ‘Black Box’ theatre, two iMac suites for music and art, a recording studio and some incredibly sports facilities including a FIFA-specification 11-a-side football pitch, surrounded by a running track, and a new eight lane swimming pool.

Next, I visited Bangkok Patana school, a large international school with over 2000 students from 65 countries. The school follows the National Curriculum of England for the younger years, and the International Baccalaureate for years 12 and 13. Bangkok Patana has also been very busy developing its facilities. I saw its amazing new Early Years section;  literally the size of a football pitch! The school also has a new year 3 and 4 building which I found astonishing as it was so well designed. I was lucky enough to meet up with two of our teachers at this school; Charis and Julia, who have both settled in very well. 

Bangkok is a wonderful destination for teaching, and TIC works with several international schools in the region. You can read more about what it’s like to teach in Bangkok here and also in this Q&A of life in Bangkok here. Also, view our current vacancies throughout Asia here.

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Andrew Wigford

Andrew is Managing Director of TIC. He has been involved in international education both as a teacher and Headteacher for over 25 years and has worked in Germany, Colombia and Austria. He set up TIC recruitment in 2005 to help teachers find great jobs in great international schools.