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Regents International School Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand 2 - 18
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Regents International School Pattaya
Banglamung
440 pupils, ages 11-16 | Mixed | Day and Boarding

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Founded in 1994 as a day school with just 40 pupils, Regents International School Pattaya (not to be confused with the Regent’s International School in Bangkok, which is very separate) was taken on by Nord Anglia in 2012. Now a well-respected international co-ed day and boarding school that has had considerable recent investment in facilities and leadership, it is regarded as being in the top 10 of Thailand international schools. It delivers a well-rounded education with a global outlook and an inclusive approach.

Where?

In Chon Buri province on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 10km outside of the city of Pattaya. The school is on a huge, green campus dotted with palm trees (there are bee and sheep farms next door). Four teaching blocks are all set behind the semi-circular main brick building, which houses the Globe Theatre and primary school (for Years 1 to 6). The early years (pre-nursery, nursery and Reception), secondary (Years 7 to 11) and sixth form (Years 12 and 13) also all have their own dedicated building and facilities. 

Sports facilities are good and include an all-weather running track around a full-sized football pitch, an Astroturf, two outdoor pools and an air-conditioned double-sized sports hall. The school has invested heavily over the past three years to update facilities and resources, including a new running track, tuck shop, Early Years playground and Primary playground, as well as updating the sports and boarding facilities.

 Bangkok International Airport is about a 70-minute drive away. There is a school-bus service to all nearby residential areas, with bus captains and monitors who are fully first-aid trained. Thanks to the out-of-city location, it’s easy to drive on and off the campus and there is plenty of parking space.

Head

Principal is Amos Turner-Wardell, a Brit who has more than 20 years of experience in education. Amos joined Regents in 2017 as the Head of Secondary and was appointed School Principal in 2023. During her time as the Head of Secondary she was central to the development and success of the school and she has proven track record of success with the Secondary School achieving its best ever IBDP and IGCSE results in 2022 under her leadership. Prior to joining Regents, Amos has had significant success in school improvement across several schools in the United Kingdom in both the primary and secondary sectors. During her time in the UK, she supported schools in areas such as raising academic outcomes, improving teaching and learning, pastoral care and wellbeing, and developing senior and middle leaders and curriculum design.

Head of secondary is Tamora McKenna, who joined the school in 2012, having trained and worked in the UK before moving to an international school in Bangkok. Tamara has a range of experiences both as a teacher and leader, taking pastoral and academic roles at senior leadership level. She believes that transformative experiences beyond the classroom enable students to reach their potential academically as well as preparing them for their future success.

Admissions

Non-academically selective and inclusive, Regents International School Pattaya has rolling admissions. After an application form and fee are submitted, potential pupils sit an online cognitive-ability test (EAL students may also complete a written English test depending on their score in the CAT test) and meet the head of secondary either online or in person.

Academics

There is a mix of curricula as pupils move through the school, from International Primary and English national to IGCSE and IB Diploma. Regents International School Pattaya is the only school in the area to offer students aged 16-19 the choice to study either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or A Level system. Through its Nord Anglia association, the school collaborates with MIT on STEAM opportunities, as well as with the Juilliard performing arts school in New York and the Nord Anglia Global Campus. The school also collaborates with UNICEF for a Global Outlook and Social awareness course.

At the beginning of secondary, Years 7 to 9 follow the English national curriculum to prepare for IGCSEs, with modern foreign languages French, Spanish, Mandarin or Thai. All students have one period a week of Thai language and culture instruction; Thai nationals must study Thai as their modern language. Years 10 and 11 are focused on IGCSE. Compulsory subjects at IGCSE include English literature and language, maths, science, core PE and a language (including Korean). Most pupils study double science (taking the triple is at the discretion of the head of science). Interesting additional subjects that pupils can choose include travel and tourism and three-dimensional design. 

The Nord Anglia name attracts good teachers, the majority of whom are British, American or Australian. Parents tell us that they are very good at building relationships with pupils and really support their progress. EAL is run as an add-on up to year 9. Students can then take EAL Development as an iGCSE in Year 10 and 11. 

There is a good university support programme from Year 9, with help for those looking to carry on their studies in the UK and US in particular. The school has a relatively large sixth-form (100 to 125 students each year) and a reputation as the best international school on the eastern seaboard of Thailand, so many universities come here to run workshops to show students what university life is like. About 25 per cent typically go on to the world’s top 50 universities.

Co-curricular

There is a relatively new art-studio complex and new performing arts facilities, including a 300-seat-theatre and drama, dance and art studios. As a Nord Anglia school, it benefits from its association with the Juilliard.  

Sports on offer range from rugby, football and athletics to skateboarding, kung fu and golf. Specialist staff include ex-professional and elite athletes. The school participates in regional sports tournaments such as FOBISIA, Phuket Football and the Nord Anglia Education Games.

There is a huge programme of more than 200 co-curricular activities available throughout the school, including sports, performing arts, chess, Minecraft, sailing, diving and horse riding, to name a few. Clubs such as the physics Olympiad and public speaking are aimed at building confidence. This is a Round Square school (part of an international network of schools committed to experiential learning), so it encourages the development of leadership and global citizenship. Every year there is a Round Square service trip, which can be anything from working alongside a local community in Koh Phi Phi to helping to create a mango orchard. Every year group is also linked with a community partner within Thailand (such as a hill tribe or local school for the deaf) and runs service-related experiences with them. 

Boarding

Boarding is available from Year 3 upwards. There are lots of options: full, week day (pupils with families living in Bangkok can take advantage of the free school bus to the capital so they can go home for the weekends), part-time for any nights between Monday and Thursday and senior-study boarding for key exam years. A good mix of nationalities board, with many starting in their IGCSE or IB years so they have more time for studying and can be nearer teachers for extra support, as well as being able to enjoy more of the sporting and extracurricular activities by being on campus. 

Girls and boys have separate houses throughout all years (Elizabeth House for girls, St Andrews for boys) with their own houseparents and bedrooms shared by up to three children. All pupils eat together in the canteen. The majority of pupils stay in at weekends, especially when trips are on the schedule. Boarding parents are also happy to ferry pupils to out-of-school commitments such as drama or sports clubs if required. Facilities have recently had a huge upgrade and it’s a big thumbs-up from everyone we spoke to. Students tell us that meals in particular have improved, and the rooms and common room areas have been spruced up with more games, TV and Xboxes. 

Saturdays are given over to a programme of activities such as go-karting and Thai cooking and outings – maybe to the local shopping mall, the cinema, the nearby Cartoon Network Waterpark or an elephant jungle sanctuary.

School community

There are 53 nationalities here: the top five are Thai, Chinese, British, South Korean and American equally. The house system is used to bring the community together across the year groups and for inter-house competitions. There is a strong PSHE element to the curriculum, with lessons on topics such as bullying, leading a healthy lifestyle and dealing with stress and emotions, and lots of leadership roles for students the higher they get up the school.

Parent feedback is that this is a very friendly place and that kids definitely grow in confidence and responsibility here. The Parent Supporters Group (PSG) Committee is the formal link between staff and parents, and is made up of families from all parts of the school. It organises activities such as the very popular Parent Cooking Classes and events such as Christmas Carols by Candlelight and International Day. 

The PSG is really good at welcoming new families, helping them to settle both into the school and into Thailand generally if they have come from overseas. Parents are invited to become Regents Ambassadors – a representative of their country within the school community. 

There is also the Regents Eco Committee (made up of staff, parents and pupils), which works hard to make the school more environmentally friendly. The school is a founding member of the Alliance of Sustainable Schools in Asia. 

All schools have their own canteens, and all food is made fresh and on site. International and Thai options are available at each meal and there is always a vegetarian option. 

Nord Anglia Education runs an annual parent-survey feedback and shares results with the whole community, explaining how they plan to tackle anything that springs up from it.

And finally....

An inclusive school with lots of academic support in place for those who need it, this is the best education option in the area.

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  • Admissions

    Regents International School Pattaya aim to make the process of finding out about the school and applying for a place there as straightforward as possible. There is often pressure on spaces within certain year groups, so to help them do all we can to meet you and your children’s needs, please contact the Admissions Office as early as possible to find out more about the school.
  • Academic results

  • University Destinations

    % of last year's leavers who went on to universities in Australia: 13%
    % of last year's leavers who went on to universities in Canada: 9%
    % of last year's leavers who went on to universities in the UK: 20%
    % of last year's leavers who went on to universities in Singapore: 2%
    % of last year's leavers who went on to universities in the USA: 11%
    % of last year's leavers who went on to other overseas universities: 33%
    % of last year's leavers who went on to their first-choice university: 100%


    Every year, a high proportion of students progress to outstanding universities which are ranked in the top 100 in the world. 25% of the 2020 cohort will be attending a top 50 ranked university.
  • Sports

    Athletics
    Badminton
    Basketball
    Cross country
    Dance
    Diving
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Horse riding
    Martial Arts
    Rounders
    Rugby
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Volleyball
    Dodge Ball, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, Skateboarding, Snorkelling, T-Ball, Trekking, Triathlon, Yoga
  • Fees

    Day fees per annum
    From 643,150.00 Baht to 680,675.00 Baht

    Boarding fees per annum
    From 371,925.00 Baht to 1,052,600.00 Baht





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  • SEND

    Sen co-ordinator: Jill Hope
    jill.hope@regents-pattaya.co.th

    This school currently supports the following kinds of learning needs, health needs and physical disabilities:
    English as an additional language and learning support

    This school currently provides the following support for pupils' mental health needs:
    The school has a full-time School Counsellor


  • Transport Links

    Nearest mainline train station: Pattaya Train Station
    Nearest international airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

Essentials

Address
33/3 Moo 1, Pong, Banglamung Chonburi 20150

Contact
admissions@regents-pattaya.co.th
(+66) 38 418 777

Website
nordangliaeducation.com/en/our-schools/pattaya/learning/curriculum/key-stage-4

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