King's College International School Bangkok
About King's College International School Bangkok
King’s College International School Bangkok (“King’s Bangkok”), will provide a world-class education for girls and boys aged 2-18. King’s Bangkok will seek to engage, inspire and extend its students whilst focusing on our key values of kindness, good manners and wisdom. The alumni will be well-rounded young women and men with independent and enquiring minds; they will have a broad and varied set of interests and hobbies and will want to make positive contributions to society.
King’s College International School Bangkok is a King’s College School Wimbledon International School opening in September 2020, initially for boys and girls aged 2-11. In August 2021 we will open for Year 7-10 and then grow over time to eventually cater for 1,500 students aged 2-18, offering IGCSEs, A levels and pathways to the world’s best universities.
We work closely with King’s College School, Wimbledon to develop our academic curriculum, our co-curricular programme and pastoral care system which ensures that our children are happy and enjoy coming to school each day. Also, our focus on kindness, good manners and wisdom means that we develop our children’s character and focus on giving them a great heart.
“Intellectually exhilarating yet principled, this is selective education at its very best…A real golden ticket.”
The most recent Good Schools Guide Review- King’s College School Wimbledon
The King’s Bangkok Campus
King’s College International School Bangkok will be situated in the prestigious Ratchada-Rama 3 area of Bangkok, with easy access to the financial district and the city centre. Top architects have been enlisted to develop the site. The state-of-the-art facilities will include
- A bespoke Early Years Centre with outdoor and indoor play space, a splash zone, specialist music and cooking rooms and own dining hall and sports and swimming pool suitable for the youngest students in the school.
- Modern and spacious classrooms for students optimized for learning in the digital era.
- Whole school facilities include a sports complex boasting an Olympic-size swimming pool, a 600-seat auditorium, a mini-concert hall, specialist science, music and art resources, more than 2,000 square metres of shaded recreational and sports facilities, tennis courts and fitness centre.
King’s Bangkok Headmaster
The Headmaster, Thomas Banyard achieved a first-class degree at Oxford University in Physics and on completion of his PGCE became a teacher at Tonbridge School. Thomas joined King’s College School Wimbledon as Head of Physics and later joined the senior leadership developing teaching and learning. In this role, he combined pastoral and academic responsibilities to help the school to improve, despite being consistently rated one of the best schools in the UK.
Thomas took the opportunity of helping to develop one of King’s first international schools in Hangzhou, China. His interest in learning from other cultures and his knowledge of building new schools meant that he was a valuable member of the founding leadership team. Using these experiences, Thomas moved to Bangkok with his wife and two children to develop a world-class school in Bangkok.
“Students get to play sport or music, they get to draw or act and conduct science experiments; they get to develop creativity and try new things, and all of this helps to make them a well-rounded person. For instance, a student might spend their morning in lessons, then play football in the afternoon and enjoy being part of a team. It is this combination of learning and playing that will massively improve their overall performance, because, for us, life is about building successes from small to big; it’s about individuals collecting experiences to eventually grow and succeed in their own ways.” – Thomas Banyard, Founding Head King’s College International School Bangkok
King’s College School, Wimbledon
King’s College School, Wimbledon was founded in 1829 by royal charter. It is one of the most successful schools in the world, and in November 2017, was awarded the title of ‘The Sunday Times London Independent Secondary School of the Year 2017/18’. Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Parent Power, wrote: “King’s is the embodiment of everything you could want in a school.” This comes three years after King’s Wimbledon won the title of ‘The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year 2014/15’, having also won ‘IB School of the Year’ and ‘Best for IB’ twice from The Sunday Times and The Week, respectively. The school was named ‘Great for sixth form’ by The Week in 2018. Read more about King's College School, Wimbledon here.
“We want to help our students become kind, curious and well-mannered people who are valued in society as well. This is because we believe that a great heart in central to future success and happiness. Moreover, our speciality is a ‘Pastoral Care’ system giving children the support and guidance they need to become successful adults.” -Head Master of King’s Wimbledon: Andrew Halls is a leader in British education.
King's was a fantastic learning environment. I felt that I could flourish there because of how supportive both the teachers and my fellow pupils were.- Sebastian Fenton: Engineering undergraduate at Imperial College London and former student of King’s College School, Wimbledon
“King’s provided a great all-round education, through top class teaching, be it in academics, sports, music, drama. It’s a special place, where teachers ingrain the message of giving back and contributing to society in a meaningful way.”- Moiz Ali, former student of King's College School, Wimbledon
“King's is an exceptional school where every pupil can fulfil their potential, whatever their ambitions. The teachers are always willing to go the extra mile.”- Marcus Walford. Classics undergraduate at the University of Oxford and former student of King’s College School, Wimbledon
“King’s is special, first and foremost, because of the people. The pupils are, of course, bright, enthusiastic and open-minded; but no school can work as well as King’s does without a fantastic group of teachers and support staff. Everyone is willing to help however they can and always with a smile, and the combined specialist knowledge of the staff is astounding. The common room at King’s is a real delight to be a part of.”- Natasha Rarity. Teacher of Classics and former student of King’s College School, Wimbledon
“Kings for me was always more than “just a school”; my typical day could include a morning choir session followed by multiple Science and Maths periods, then mixing in inter-year house events at lunchtime, and finishing off the day with netball practice in the afternoon... No two days at King’s are the same! The lessons were always incredibly fun and involving, with a small teacher-to-student ratio allowing for tailored subject discussions as well as a dynamic and constantly challenging environment.”- Ambre Bertrand- Engineering undergraduate at the University of Oxford and former student of King’s College School, Wimbledon
“The collaborative atmosphere and diversity of thought amongst pupils contributed to the dynamic and stimulating environment at King’s. The teachers challenged us both academically and outside the classroom, preparing us well for the next stages of our academic career.”- Llesha Singh. Economics and Management applicant at the University of Oxford and former student of King’s College School, Wimbledon
“My time at King's has been an unparalleled experience providing not only an exemplary and unique learning environment but also a family of peers with integrity and passion. I've relished being a part of King's for the last 11 years and upon leaving, I feel fully empowered and prepared to tackle whatever walk of life I choose.”- Khaled Oozeer. Earth Science and Engineering undergraduate at Imperial College London and former student of King’s College School, Wimbledon