At Brighton College Bangkok, our Prep School for children aged 8-13, will give every pupil a full and exciting school experience, and the motivation to ‘reach for the stars’.
Prep School starts in Year 4, and pupils will have a class teacher for the majority of their subjects to ensure a firm base for the next stage of their development. They will become members of a Prep School House and will benefit from regular interaction with older pupils, who will act as their role models and mentors.
With a curriculum closely linked to the English Curriculum, they will receive specialist teaching for science, art, music and computing, deepening their subject knowledge and advancing their learning. Pupils are also offered the choice of four additional languages to study: Thai, Mandarin, Spanish and French. In accordance with Thai law, Thai passport holders are obliged to choose Thai as one of their language options, but have the choice of Mandarin, French or Spanish for their second language. For pupils who are not Thai or have dual nationality (hold two passports), they may choose two language options from Thai, French, Spanish and Mandarin.
When they reach Year 5, children are ready for something different and, unlike at many other International Schools, specialist teaching is introduced across the curriculum. We see enormous benefit to this approach, as children are at the right age to take on new challenges and more responsibility.
In Years 6 and 7, pupils enjoy two years as the natural leaders of our Prep School, before stepping up to Senior School. The academic challenges continue, with regular testing that provides a strong foundation for Senior School and beyond. Pupils will complete Key Stage 3 a year earlier than normal, allowing them to begin IGCSE courses in Year 9.
Central to Brighton College Bangkok’s Prep School is our strong focus on a child’s wellbeing, an ethos that is woven into all aspects of school life. We believe that the habits children develop during their Prep School years are habits for life, so we nurture a culture of kindness, curiosity and confidence. This leads to creative thinking, resilience, empathy and respect, all essential traits of a Brighton College pupil.
Our expectations are high but we love to see Prep School children rise to the challenge and thrive on the opportunities that they are offered. We will celebrate their many successes, big and small, as it is our belief that everyone deserves our unwavering support and as they grow and develop into motivated, compassionate and confident young people.