"To provide a safe, secure, positive and enjoyable environment, in which all children, regardless of academic ability or cultural background, receive the best educational foundation for their future development. To promote effective individual development through the provision of well-resourced, quality teaching, within the framework of a friendly learning environment room".
Introduction to School
The British School of Bangkok Ltd. BSB British International Primary School, was established in March 1992. The School accepts children from all nationalities and believes that the diversity of the children’s experience is one of its major strengths. The school provides a British based curriculum for children aged between 2 years and 11 years.
BSB accepts children from 2 years to 11 years old. Children are initially placed into classes according to their age on the 31st of August of the year of entry.
Nursery / Pre prep 2-3 years
Early Years 3-4 years
Reception 4-5 years
Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Year 1 5-6 years
Year 2 6-7 years
Key Stage 2 (KS2)
Year 3 7-8 years
Year 4 8-9 years
Year 5 9-10 years
Year 6 10-11 years
BSB believes that quality teaching is greatly improved when the child to teacher ratio is low giving the teacher more time to spend on small group and individual child teaching. Class sizes are kept small to ensure this. The staff to child ratio is 1:6 in the Nursery, 1:8 in Early Years, 1:9 in Reception, 1:10 in KS 1 and 1:12 in KS 2
The school employs full time qualified nurses who are on hand to check any child who is feeling unwell and to clean and dress cuts and scrapes. The school has a nurse’s room for those children who are feeling unwell.
The uniform is a means of showing our identity and pride in our School to the wider community as well as being practical school wear. School Uniform is not compulsory for nursery children. For children from Early Years and above, the school uniform is compulsory and is available from the school office. In Early Years the children wear the school's red shorts and white polo shirt. From key stage one (year 1) the children wear the blue BSB uniforms. The children have a PE uniform that they must wear which consists of blue shorts and a blue t-shirt. Some of the after school activities require extra uniforms (e.g. Taekwondo) which can also be purchased through the school office.
The children are supervised at all times during their time at the school. All areas of the school are monitored by staff ensuring that the children remain safe throughout their time in the school. Parents should feel that their children are safe and secure at all times in school, and the following steps are taken to ensure this:
The main entrance is fully staffed at all times and the main gates and secondary gate are kept locked when not in use.
All visitors arriving at school are required to sign the visitors book before being issued with a visitors pass. Visitor passes are collected as the visitor leaves the premises and visitors are signed out.
All parents are issued with a school sticker to display in the front window of their car for easy recognition. Cars not showing the sticker are not allowed on the premises.
All parents and adults are issued with a school pitcure I.D card. Each card carries the photo of the adult and one of the child to be collected. When arriving at school the I.D card must be shown to the security guard and must be clearly visible at all times when on the school premises. All of the teaching staff also wear I.D cards at all times.
Parents with relatives staying for an extended holiday may be issued with a temporary card for the duration of their stay. These I.D cards must also have the adult and child’s photo.
When the school gates are open, Bangkok Traffic Police are there to control the traffic on the main soi.
Prospective parents looking around the school will be accompanied at all times by a member of staff.
There are surveillance cameras around key areas of the school and on both of the school exits.
The School Day
School starts at 8.30 a.m. for all students.
Nursery children are expected to attend only on the days selected, nursery children can choose to attend school 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Additional days may be added when needed if there is space available in the class. Nursery children finish school at 12.00 noon unless staying for extended hours in which case they finish at 2.00 p.m.
Early years, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are expected to attend every day.
Early Years and Reception classes finish at 2.00 p.m. unless the children are staying for after school activities.
Key stage 1 and 2 classes finish at 2.45 p.m. unless staying for after school activities. Special arrangements can be made on an individual basis for late pick up when necessary.
The School Year
The School Year is divided into three terms
Term 1 : from August to December
Term 2 : from January to April
Term 3 : from April to July
The school provides an optional Summer Program during the break in July and August.
The school operates buses, which are air-conditioned and fitted with individual seatbelts.
All staff and students are required to use the seat belts. All buses are staffed with a school staff member as the monitor and are in mobile phone contact at all times.
Those parents wanting their children to use a car seat may leave it in the bus. The school buses are not allowed to move until all children are securely fastened in their seatbelts.
Buses arrive at the School at approximately 8.30 a.m.
Buses leave the School at 12.10 noon, 2.00 p.m., 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
What to Bring
Nursery/ Pre Prep:
Bag, Diapers, Change of clothes and socks, favorite toy.
Bag, change of clothes.
Bag, change of clothes reading books and library books.
Key Stage 1:
Bag, reading books, library books, exercise clothes.
Key Stage 2:
Bag, reading books, library books, exercise clothes, Homework.