Harrow International School Bangkok
Harrow International School Bangkok is located on a spacious and green 35 acre campus beside Harrow Lake in North Bangkok, not far from Don Muaeng Airport. It is the original Harrow School in Asia, there are now three more. Harrow Bangkok opened in 1998 with Thailand being chosen as 23 Thai princes have attended Harrow London. The links between Harrow London and Harrow Bangkok are strong; two Harrow Bangkok governors are also Harrow London governors, there are annual student exchanges, regular visits from the Head Master of Harrow London and new teachers are interviewed at Harrow UK.
Harrow Bangkok is a British curriculum day and boarding school for boys and girls from 18 months to 18 years. Students study the English national curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, then IGCSEs and A Levels. Harrow Bangkok students’ exam results place the school in the top 5% of British schools anywhere and graduates transfer to many of the world’s top ranking universities.
There are over 42 nationalities in the 1,600 student body and most students join in the Lower School and remain right through the Sixth Form.
The majority of teachers are recruited from the UK. They are all experienced and well qualified, are observed teaching before interview and must pass stringent child safeguarding checks.
Harrow Bangkok offer a number of academic, music and sport scholarships to gifted and talented students.
Harrow Bangkok have state-of-the-art boarding facilities for weekly and full boarders aged 9 to 18. There are four boarding houses, a dining and leisure space and boarders have access to numerous sporting facilities and benefit from after-school academic and pastoral support and weekend activities and excursions.
The school has recently completed a large redevelopment and expansion programme and has a host of new facilities, notably the flagship Creative and Performing Art Centre for art, design, music and drama. Sporting facilities include a multi-purpose athletics centre, a large air-conditioned sports hall, a gymnastics centre, floodlit rugby and football pitches, two swimming pools, a fitness suite, a climbing wall and tennis courts. Harrow Bangkok has its own lake, used for a sailing, kayaking, dragonboat racing, adventure races and raft challenges.
Harrow Bangkok’s extracurricular activities support the school motto Leadership for a better world. Students take part in many varied activities and expeditions designed to develop their leadership skills and give holistic curriculum and rounded individuals.
A snapshot of the 100 plus activities available includes: Junior Cello, Junior Choir, Ballet, Mandarin, Ceramics for Beginners, Sewing, Swimming, Code Studio, We are Scientists Club, Japanese Club, Archery, Reading Record for the Blind Schools, Robotics, Sailing, Charity Club, K-pop and Hip-hop, Computer Aided Design and Making Club, Music Technology for Radio, Film and TV, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Golf.
Every year, all students from Year 1 to Year 13 have an expedition. These range from a night at school to week-long excursions both nationally and internationally all designed to provide new experiences and challenges for the students.
Harrow Bangkok have a range of holiday programmes available during term breaks. Students can elect how many weeks of the course to attend with boarding an option too. The courses combine an academic subject with sport and games in a fun environment.
The Mission Statement
Harrow Bangkok MUN Nov 2016
Harrow School student bands
Harrow Bangkok Summer Camp
Applying to Harrow Bangkok
Boarding Part 1
My name is Finlay, I am in Year 5 and I love school. My favourite subject is Computing and I enjoy making games and debugging programes
I am in Year 5 and I love Harrow International School Bangkok. I love all the facilities like the swimming pools, tennis courts, gymnasium and music rooms. The teachers in Pre Prep really care about me and make the lessons fun. My favourite subject is Computing. Mr Knight taught us how to write codes and now I enjoy making games and debugging programs. I also like the leadership opportunities here. We get to take on a range of responsibilities, for example, my brother has been a student councillor and I am a tour guide and Byron Vice-House Captain. I feel proud to be a leader at Harrow Bangkok and feel like I have achieved something
We joined the school 5 years ago.
We joined the school 5 years ago. We had a good impression of Harrow Bangkok from an Open House event, especially the facilities. Also we noticed that the children here are very nice, and would say hello to parents and staff - they obviously feel happy being in the school. Most importantly, I knew my children would fit in at Harrow Bangkok. They have lovely friends here, and they love going to school every day. We like the fact that children are encouraged to try lots of new things. My daughter chooses lots of different after-school activities – she does an activity every day of the week… gymnastics, basketball, swimming, art. It’s great that we don’t need to go outside the school community for any extra activities. My son really enjoys music and sport, which is fantastic as before he joined Harrow Bangkok he was more focused on academic studies. He played in his band at the Benefit Bash which was a highlight for us, and he loves basketball.
My daughter loves schoo
My daughter loves school — she has always been an alert and energetic child, and she loves reading. She has really developed her reading skills since she joined Harrow Bangkok, and her English language skills continue to improve impressively in Year 2 - English language skills are so important. When choosing the right school for my daughter, my wife and I decided to send her to an international school, not only to become bilingual, but also to make connections with other children that will last for life. I was very impressed by the child-centred approach to education at Harrow Bangkok. Having an education at a top international school like this is the first window of opportunity. I am so pleased to see the confidence students have here when interacting with each other and with older children and their teachers. When we made the decision to join Harrow Bangkok, we looked at the teaching quality, the credibility of school, and most importantly somewhere where we knew our daughter would fit in. We love the balance between academic and extra-curricular activities here. The emphasis on leadership skills is also one of the reasons we chose Harrow Bangkok. We see her education as an important investment for her future.