The Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia.

Bangkok Patana School

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Member Information


Name of School: Bangkok Patana School

Head of School: Matthew G. Mills

Head of Primary: Clare Sharp

Head of Secondary: Mick Smith


Staff:  Full Time: female 128; male 120

            Teacher Assistants: 38

            Administrative Staff: 270


Students:     Number of Boys: 1161

                        Number of Girls: 1131


Nationalities (no’s): students approximately 60; teachers 20


Total of British Teachers: 175

Total British Students: 471


Top 5 Nationalities: UK 21.41%, Thai 19.86%, U.S.A. 7.91%, India 7.73%, Australia 5.73%


British Teachers Employed at School (as a percentage): 70.56%

British Students (as a percentage): 21.41%


Type of Exams Offered:   National Curriculum KS1

National Curriculum KS2

National Curriculum KS3

IGCSE (Examination Boards Used)

GCSE (Examination Boards Used)

IB Diploma


Age Range: 2 1/2 to 18 years (Nursery – Year 13)





Other Associations: IBO, SEASAC, BISAC, ISTA



Registration/Enrolment: 4,000 – 250,000 THB

Day Students Only: 122,010 – 246,200 THB

Optional Fees:

Capital Assessment: 700,000 THB, Transport & Canteen


Description of school:

Bangkok Patana School celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2007. Founded in 1957 to provide a British-type education for the children of expatriates living in Bangkok, the school has grown significantly during the past 20 years and currently has an enrolment of some 2,200 students representing approximately 60 nationalities. Students range from 2 ½ - 18+ years of age and follow the English National Curriculum through to Secondary School examination courses, IGCSE/GCSE, at age 16. Senior students follow the IB Diploma or Certificate courses and go on to attend leading universities worldwide.

While expectations are high and academic achievement is strong the school’s mission emphasises the importance of a well-rounded education in which students are challenged to extend themselves beyond the classroom. Patana has a well-established, comprehensive extra-curricular sports and activities programme which provides students with a wide range of opportunities. Annual residential trips, field trips, expeditions and a commitment to community service enhance the learning experience. Secondary students also have the option of participating in activities such as Model United Nations and the challenging International Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Today the school is located on an extensive purpose-built 125 rai campus on Lasalle Road. The school features state-of-the-art classrooms and IT facilities, all set in a beautifully landscaped environment. The extensive sporting facilities include swimming pools and playing fields, world class Sports Hall with gymnasium, dance studios, basketball and badminton courts. The Arts Centre was completed in 2010, providing a 600 seated auditorium, black box theatre, art studios, music and performance teaching rooms.     


Additional Programs Offered:

Learning Support: Yes

English as Additional Language: Yes

Extra-Curricular Activities: Yes


Boarding Facilities

Boarding:  No


Contact  Information


643 Lasalle Road

(Sukhumvit 105)

Bangna, Bangkok 10260


Tel: +66 (0)2 398 0200

Fax: +66 (0)2 399 3179