A Message From the Headmaster
Thank you for visiting our website, I extend a warm welcome to all from our learning community. The information provided on these pages will give you an overview of the programmes on offer at Ascot International School; academic, sporting, residential, field trips and extracurricular activities. It will also inform you of our procedures and processes, essential in the organisation of a successful international school.
In order to feel the warmth of Ascot, you need to visit the school , to see the smiling faces of the children as they run into school, to see them play together and hear their laughter. We are very proud of our school and its culture, it is a culture of support where students can take risks and explore learning. This culture has been built over 20 years and every member of the school contributes to its success, students, parents, teachers, TA, maids, nannies and support staff.
We have received authorisation from many external accreditation boards who attest to the fact that the education on offer is of a high international standard. The accreditation status that we have achieved so far include International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), Council of International Schools (CIS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and we are an authorised examination centre for IGCSE and A Level examinations for the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) boards. We are also accredited by national bodies in Thailand, which include the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) and the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC).
Ascot International School offers a nurturing, caring environment where everyone is valued and has a voice.
I believe that it is a unique school and encourage you to come to visit us to see for yourself.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school.
At Ascot, students develop according to their needs in a welcoming, family environment.
The challenging curriculum enables our students to become adaptable lifelong learners.
Our intercultural ethos strives to promote a strong sense of respect for all.
We aim to be a learning community focussed on wellbeing and balanced lifestyles. An Ascot graduate is resilient, principled, cares for the environment and others.
Ascot was established in 1995 at a time when there were no international schools in the Saphan Sung area. Initially it was called Park Place International School and provided an education for the Early Years, but due to popular demand the school expanded and built a Primary School facility . This steady and sustainable growth continued and a Secondary School was built in 2009, by this time the school had changed its name to Ascot International School and in 2011 had received accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS). In 2010, Ascot became an Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre offering a wide range of IGCSE subjects and in 2012, students began studying for CIE Advanced Levels (A levels). In 2014 the school was again accredited by CIS for the whole school from Nursery until year 13.
The school continued to grow and in 2016 a new secondary building was added and in the same year was authorised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the IB Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
In 2019 the school was authorised to deliver the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), and became one of only 6 schools in Bangkok to offer multiple IB programmes. In order to meet the demands of the IB World School status, new science labs, ICT labs and an Art and Design suite were built in addition to a new Futsal Stadium and an airconditioned sports hall and performance space. Libraries are at the centre of IB World Schools and the library in the Early Years (now called Lower Primary ) was refurbished and connected to the new Upper Primary library. At the same time the Secondary library was improved and upgraded.