Bromsgrove International School Thailand (BIST) is a British Curriculum Day and Boarding School for students aged 2-18. BIST is affiliated with Bromsgrove School UK, which was established in 1553. We offer an appropriate and personalised programme of study, based upon the National Curriculum for England, whilst incorporating the flexibility to effectively respond to global change. Our students ultimately take the University of Cambridge IGCSE’s, AS and A level examinations which open doors to universities worldwide.
Our community consist of over 27 nationalities. All our teachers are appropriately qualified with a degree and teaching qualification. 98% of our teachers are British with some from other native-English speaking countries like Australia, USA and Canada. We also have specialist teachers teaching Thai, Chinese and Korean all highly qualified to deliver the best education and opportunities to our students.
We offer a boarding programme which are second to none for students aged 8-18 and students may choose day, weekly or full boarding. We ensure that each student that boards at BIST is given the opportunity to work to the best of their ability by offering them further support, encouragement and individual care outside of school hours.
On our Early Years campus we develop the potential in each and every one of our students utilising a play-based curriculum in our EYFS classes (Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception), progressing to the first Year of Primary school in Year 1. Through purposeful play, students will learn independence and self-awareness and grow emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively. We provide a stimulating and rich learning experience, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our highly experienced British teaching staff, qualified TA’s and caring nannies provide an outstanding child-to-adult ratio to support and enhance every child in their learning and development.
Based upon the English National Curriculum (ENC), our Primary school thematic approach to learning ensures that all students gain a broad understanding of the core and foundation subjects, alongside developing both their written and spoken English language skills. We use a thematic approach to learning in Primary school, whereby many areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within an overarching theme.
For Secondary, We follow a curriculum based upon the English National Curriculum (ENC), that culminates in the IGCSE and A Level/BTEC external examinations. The Secondary school curriculum at BIST has breadth, depth, academic rigour and promotes the values that we espouse as a school in our Learner Profile: determination, curiosity, independence, risk-taking, kindness, the ability to work in a team, positivity and being a reflective learner.
BIST provides comprehensive extra-curricular activity programme, consisting of over 40 activities across the school. Activities range from academic subjects such as English, Maths and ICT to sporting activities such as basketball, T Ball, tennis, Golf and football. Other activities include music, choir, taekwondo, hip hop, ballet, Chinese and Thai . The activities on offer change each term. Activities are run by a mix of our own teaching staff and outside agencies.
The School uses the British Boarding School Associations (BSA) Standards to support our practices and procedures. We also share some boarding best practices with our sister school, Bromsgrove UK, which has its best level of quality and tradition. We regularly review these as a school and make changes in relations to developments in the UK and worldwide.
We offer three different boarding options to students aged 9-18. Details are given below:
1. Weekly Boarding
Weekly Boarding is very popular among Thai families. Our five day school week offers our students the opportunity to spend time in the week focusing and working towards success so that on a Friday afternoon, when they return home, they can spend quality time with their families. The advantage that this will help your child to be mature with the independence and confidence which boarding will give them and you, as the parents are able to watch them grow into young adults. Weekly boarding reduces the daily travel to and from the school allowing the students to have more time to learn and relax during the week rather than sitting in Bangkok traffic for perhaps up to 20 hours per week.
2. Full Boarding
Over half of the Boarding community at BIST are full boarders, who have moved to BIST from places all over the world including the UK, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Russia, South America, Europe and parts of Thailand. For full boarders, boarding at BIST becomes their home away from home and it provides them with opportunities to develop independence and rest and relax with their friends, whilst also taking part in weekend trips around Bangkok.
3. Flexi Boarding
Flexi Boarding provides opportunities for last minute and one off stays in Boarding. Many parents use this option throughout the term for last minute business trips, family emergencies or for their child to experience life in Boarding before moving to a weekly or full boarder. Other students chose to stay for school events and competitions, especially at weekends.