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Leadership for a better world

Introduction

Harrow International School Bangkok is a ‘through school’ that delivers the English National Curriculum in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 (with the Prep School bridging KS2 and KS3), then IGCSEs and A-levels. Increasingly, they are orientating their curricular and extra-curricular activities to support their mission, ‘Leadership for a better world’, focused on the students and their holistic needs. This is reflected in the breadth of the extra-curricular, ‘Leadership in Action’ programme, as well as the diversity and challenge within the curriculum itself, with a strong emphasis on using our local context and a student focused approach that compliments the rigour that the National Curriculum brings to learning.

There are 40 nationalities in the 1450-student body and links with the other schools in the Harrow Family are strong. There are also good working relationships with other international schools in Bangkok and across the East/South-East Asia Region – the School is an active member of CIS, BISAC and FOBISIA.

Organisation of the School

Harrow International School Bangkok is organised into two sections: Lower School, which comprises the Early Years Centre (from Little Lions to K2) and the Pre Prep (Infants and Juniors – Y1 to Y5) and the Upper School which incorporates the Preparatory School (Y6 to Y8), the Senior School (Y9 to Y11) and the Sixth Form (Y12 & Y13). Together they share our 35 acre Don Muang campus.

The age range of children attending the School is from 18 months in the Little Lions Parent and Toddler Group to 18 years in Year 13, when students graduate from the School. Each section of the School has its own Head of School, who is supported by middle management teams, class teachers/tutors and specialist staff. He or she is responsible to the Head Master while retaining considerable autonomy.

To ensure consistency and a gradual transition from the homeroom based approach of the Lower School to the subject specialisation of The Seniors, the Preparatory (Prep) School has been established, in a dedicated area on the campus.

The curriculum, physical organization and facilities are appropriate to the needs of the pupils and allow for progression between each stage. The extensive facilities include Science and IT laboratories, Art, Music and Drama studios, a large sports hall, a 25 metre swimming pool, a fitness centre, six top quality flood lit tennis courts, extensive grass playing fields and an air-conditioned canteen.Harrow International School is organised into two sections: Lower and Upper School, which together share the Don Muang campus. The age range of children attending the school is from 18 months in the Little Lions Parent and Toddler Group to 18+ years in Year 13, when students graduate from the school. Each section of the school has its own Head who is supported by middle management teams, class teachers/tutors and specialist staff. He or she is responsible to the Head Master while retaining considerable autonomy.

Campus Facilities

Harrow International School Bangkok is located in North Bangkok, conveniently close to Don Muang International Airport. In 2015 the BTS municipal train network will be extended to the neighbourhood. Harrow Bangkok operates on a spacious and green 35 acre campus beside a picturesque lake, with separate air conditioned buildings housing the Early Years Centre, the Pre Prep School, Prep School and Upper School (accounting for the Senior School (Years 9 to 11) and Sixth Form). Other specialist buildings accommodate Boarding, the Science faculty, the Art faculty, the Physical Education Department, the Library, the Dining Hall and the Assembly Hall. Specialist Performing Arts facilities are located within the main buildings. Staff accommodation and the Head Master’s residence are also located on site.

Sporting facilities include a large air-conditioned sports hall, a gymnastics hall, extensive fields with natural grass surfaces, a swimming pool, a fitness room, a climbing (bouldering) wall and six recently refurbished flood lit tennis courts. Harrow Bangkok has its own lake, used for a variety of water sports and activities, including sailing, kayaking, wake boarding and water skiing, dragon boat racing, adventure races and raft challenges.

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