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Wellington College International Bangkok Q & A

The elite British boarding school Wellington College has an all-through day school in central Bangkok, offering parents an option for a UK curriculum school; it offers IGCSEs, A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
Availability 2022/23
Annual fee average
THB 766,000
Annual fees
THB 565,000–875,000
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Aug to Jul
Principal
Christopher Nicholls
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Wellington College International Bangkok official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

If you have to highlight three strengths of your school, what would they be?

Wellington Bangkok believes that a quality education today must empower each child to navigate an unpredictable and ever-evolving world with confidence, passion, intellectual rigor and emotional intelligence. The Wellington experience is to inspire students to explore their interests both inside and outside the classroom, finding their strengths and developing their individuality and independence.

Wellington Bangkok is part of the esteemed global family of schools originating from the prestigious Wellington College in Berkshire, UK. Wellington College is one of the UK’s most venerated independent schools with 150 years of education excellence, outstanding academic standards – regularly sending students to world-class universities including Oxbridge and Ivy League institutions.

Founded in 2018, Wellington Bangkok has become one of Thailand's leading international schools. Set in 70 rai of green space in Bangkok and boasting a cutting-edge, purpose-built campus and a strong network of alumni, faculty, and community both domestic and abroad, Wellington provides a progressive, truly holistic education for girls and boys in primary and senior years.

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

We offer innovative and personalised education in outstanding facilities according to the British National Curriculum, instilling the values of courage, kindness, responsibility, respect, and integrity in children, to live according to the Wellington Identity of being Inspired, Intellectual, Independent, Individual, and Inclusive.

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

Homework is assigned and completed in school during Prep time, which is offered for one class period each day.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

The sports facilities at Wellington College Bangkok are first-rate, with an IAAF standard track and field, full-size natural turf football field and all-weather futsal pitch, three swimming pools (including a Olympic-size 50-meter pool) and climate-controlled Sports Hall with gymnastics room and golf driving bays.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

Yes

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

All students pay between 25,000-27,000 per academic year for lunch, morning snack and afternoon snack.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

For Early Years (age 2-5) the day starts at 7:20 am and ends at 2:30 pm. For Year 1 and 2, the school day runs from 7:20 am to 2:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and ends at 3:45 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. From Year 3 onward, the school day runs from 7:20 am to 3:45 pm.

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

Please advise on your discipline policy?

We start with open and honest communication to try to understand to root of any conflicts or misbehaviour. The school does not allow corporal punishment.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Parents are encouraged to make frequent contacts with teachers at the end of the school day to keep updated.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Reports are issued once per term.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

English, Thai and Mandarin Chinese.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes, the Friends of Wellington.

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