The Nation has reported on our launch event earlier this month as follows:
“BRIGHTON College International School Bangkok has been officially launched, the first step for this top international school brand from the United Kingdom expanding into the Asia Pacific region. It will start teaching in September 2016.
Top executives of the school claimed it would provide the best education, based on each individual student’s interests and talent by the finest teachers.
Brighton College was founded in 1845, it was named the UK Independent School of the Year 2013-14 at the Independent Schools Awards.
At the opening ceremony of the college at the British Embassy, Ambassador Mark Kent said he was pleased to see an historic top British school with a strong academic reputation opening its branch in Thailand.
David Tongue, Headmaster of Brighton College Bangkok, said the school would provide facilities for a unique learning experience, with teaching extended beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
“The College will have every child excel academically and develop talents, interests and passions, valuing their individuality and providing them with inspirational and creative teaching. Pupils will develop a love of learning for its own sake, and will leave the school with the knowledge, skills and interests they need,” Tongue said.
His thoughts were echoed by Richard Cairns, Headmaster of Brighton College UK: “I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every child that receives a Brighton education is valued for his or her own sake,” Cairns said.
Nusara Assakul, Brighton College Bangkok’s Chairman of Governors said the school would follow the English National curriculum, except that it will include Mandarin in the core curriculum from Pre-Prep level upwards.
Nusara said that although as the school would adhere to the curriculum of Brighton College in the UK, some elements – such as local culture and language – would also be taught for Thai pupils.
The school will open the Admission Office in January 2016. The College will consist of three Schools: the Pre-Prep for pre-nursery to Year 3 pupils, the Prep School for Year 4 to Year 8 pupils and the Senior School for pupils in Years 9 to 13. The College will offer IGCSE and A-level/IB Diploma and access to the world’s leading universities.
The Pre-Prep School will open first, in September next year, and parents can enrol children from January. The Prep and Senior Schools will open in August 2017.
The school’s annual fee for the 2016/17 academic year ranges from Bt 495,000 for pre-nursery to Bt 655,000 for Year 1 to 3 pupils.”
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