The Primary School at Bangkok Patana School provides a dynamic learning environment which is full of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. The British-based approach to education instils a love of learning which can be seen in all areas of work and play. The experience, expertise and dedication of our highly-qualified staff create a positive atmosphere where students thrive and can achieve their very best as independent learners.

We nurture learning through child-centred approaches, technology and a variety of learning experiences. We also endeavour to develop within our children thinking skills and strong personal characteristics. In the Primary School we strive to deliver creative and interactive programmes of study that are further enhanced and enriched by a comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities which add breadth and depth to our students’ learning.

As members of our community, and as a result of their time with us, young people learn how to:

  • Value their own culture, while showing respect for that of others
  • Work as individuals and as part of a team
  • Make, and act upon, informed choices concerning moral, ethical and aesthetic issues
  • Develop lively, positive and inquiring minds
  • Strive for excellence at all times
  • Take pride in their achievements and the success of others
  • Lead a balanced and thoughtful life
  • Value the richness of Thai culture

Specialist teachers of Music, Art, PE, ICT, Thai culture and Modern Foreign Languages work alongside the class teachers to provide a broad and well-structured programme.

Our students benefit from excellent infrastructure and facilities which include individual libraries for each Year group as well as the Primary Library, several playing fields, three swimming pools, tennis courts, several playgrounds and access to a range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices. (For a full map of the school click here)

The Primary Library provides a wide range of books and other media to support the curriculum in the Primary School. It has a strong role in facilitating voluntary reading and literacy development. All students visit the Primary Library on a weekly basis with their class, and are encouraged to use the library at other times, such as breaks and after school, when there is a happy, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy reading. Librarians are happy to advise about reading choices, and promote the reading habit through author visits, competitions and other means. New books, published in various countries around the world, are regularly added to the library collection. The library may be used by all members of the school community: students, parents, staff and visitors.

From Year 1 onwards, students can also take part in the Extra Curricular Activities Programme. Each term students can choose activities in the areas of sport, visual and performing arts, community involvement, ensemble and individual music, languages and more.

The Primary School values the cultural, religious and linguistic diversity of the students and seeks to establish respect for all nations. We also value the individual child and seek to meet their needs within our resources. In particular, we aim to effectively and sensitively welcome all new students and their families into our community and to fully prepare them for the next stage of their education and life.

The Primary School comprises the first three Key Stages of the English National Curriculum:

  • The Foundation Stage comprises Nursery, Foundation Stage 1 and Foundation Stage 2 (Foundation Stage 2 is known as Reception in the UK) 2 to 5 yrs
  • Key Stage 1 comprises Year 1 and Year 2 - 5 to 7 years
  • Key Stage 2 comprises Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 - 7 to 11 years

School Day

Start of school 7.40 am
Morning break flexible
School ends 2:30pm (with the option for children to finish at 11:50am)

Foundation Stage 1 and 2:
Start of school 7.40 am
Morning break flexible
Lunch break 11:30-12:30
School ends 2:30 pm

The School Day for Key Stage 1 - Year 1 and Year 2:
Start of school 7.40 am
Morning break 9.15 am - 9.35 am
Lunch break 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
School ends 2:30pm
Optional Extra Curricular Activities (up to two per week) 2:35 pm - 3.35 pm

The School Day for Key Stage 2 - Year 3 and Year 6:
Start of school 7.40 am
Morning break 9.45 am - 10.05 am
Lunch break 12.10 am - 1.00 pm
School ends 2.30 pm
Optional Extra Curricular Activities 2.35 - 3.35 pm

IB button CIS button 643 Lasalle Road (Sukhumvit 105)
Bangna, Bangkok 10260
Tel: +66 (0) 2785 2200
Fax: +66 (0) 2785 2399