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Bangkok Patana School provides learning from Foundation Stage right through to Senior Studies, for over 2,200 students from around 65 countries, aged between 2 -18 years. The School follows the British national curriculum up to Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. Bangkok Patana School is committed to ensuring that you, as a parent, have the confidence that your children are receiving the best intellectual, physical and social preparation for their futures. Bangkok Patana School is Thailand’s original British international school, located on La Salle Road in South-East Bangkok. Under the stewardship of committed parents and dedicated staff members, our not-for-profit school has remained at the forefront of education in Thailand and is today one of the most respected educational establishments in South East Asia. The school has s a proud record of achievement for nearly 60 years – academic, sporting and artistic – and it celebrates the distinctive accomplishments of each student. Bangkok Patana is uniquely capable of allowing its students the greatest scope to discover their passion. The school’s extensive campus and outstanding facilities ensure that the students have the greatest number of options and opportunities in all areas of their academic and personal development. A
Through the excellence and broad expertise of our teachers, support staff and curriculum, students consistently receive a diverse and engaging education. Alongside this, we recognise the importance of the world outside the classroom. Our extensive extra-curricular programme emphasises a holistic approach to learning to ensure our students leave the school not only prepared for higher education but also as well-rounded individuals ready to play their part in society.
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Sukhumvit 105, Bang Na, Bangkok 10260
Number of Students
over 1000
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4.3  (2)
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4.0  (2)
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5.0  (2)
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4.5  (2)
General Happiness of Students 
 
4.5  (2)
Sense of Community Within School 
 
4.3  (2)
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
4.8  (2)
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
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Student Behaviour 
 
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Overall rating 
 
4.8
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
4.5
Quality of School Leadership 
 
4.0
School Facilities 
 
5.0
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
5.0
General Happiness of Students 
 
5.0
Sense of Community Within School 
 
4.5
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
5.0
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
5.0
Student Behaviour 
 
5.0
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
4.5
Reviewed by vinnystocker September 08, 2013
Last updated: September 08, 2013

An amazing school

About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
Date joined
September 01, 1999
How many years have you worked at this school?
4
Approximate monthly salary
100,000 Baht
Years of experience and responsibilities as a reference for the monthly salary
3 years teaching experience
Other benefits included in the package
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus
  • Education for your children
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
  • Pension contribution
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
High
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Satisfactory
Competency of management
Good
Workload
Very high
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
High
Professional development opportunities
Excellent
Career progression opportunities
Good
Parental Support
Good
Special needs support
Excellent
EFL support
Excellent
Overall job satisfaction
Fully satisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
This is one of the best schools in the region, if not the world. The facilities are amazing, wonderful students, great resources, and a good staff. Bangkok is a really interesting place to work.
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
Honestly, it's hard to say.
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
Patana really is a great place to work. There are sides to Bangkok that some may not like, and because of the pollution I wouldn't want to bring up children there. So, good for young teachers, maybe not so good for families.
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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
4.0
Quality of School Leadership 
 
4.0
School Facilities 
 
5.0
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
4.0
General Happiness of Students 
 
4.0
Sense of Community Within School 
 
4.0
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
4.5
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
4.0
Student Behaviour 
 
3.5
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
4.0
Reviewed by MrS September 17, 2013

Amazing facilities and staff

About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
Date joined
September 17, 1999
How many years have you worked at this school?
4
Other benefits included in the package
  • Accommodation
  • Bonus
  • Education for your children
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
  • Pension contribution
  • Tax free
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
Medium
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Good
Business owner ethics (if applicable)
Good
Workload
High
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
High
Professional development opportunities
Good
Career progression opportunities
Good
Parental Support
Good
Special needs support
Good
EFL support
Good
Overall job satisfaction
Quite satisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
Great environment and Bangkok is an excellent location to be an expat. Students are pleasant and interesting, generally work hard and seem eager to do well. Good atmosphere amongst the staff, too. Patana was one of the first international schools of its kind and it had grown immensely over the last 20 years. Probably one of the best in the world.
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
I left in 2003, so things have probably changed a lot. Unfair to comment, I think.
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
I'm guessing it's still very competative to get into, so do your homework before applying. Visit the school if you're traveling in the area, as I'm sure they'll be happy to show around prospective teachers. Be prepared to work hard in hot weather and long hours - this is not an easy ride. Quite a rewarding place to work overall.
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