Our Policies and Procedures

Admissions policy

We are selective and focus upon assessing three key areas:

  • Academic ability and potential
  • Talents and potential in other fields, such as sports, music, drama and art
  • Qualities of character

Whilst a minimum academic standard and a minimum level in English will have to be met by all Prep and Senior School pupils, strengths in any one of the three key areas may lead to an offer of admission.

Our International Mix

We aim to have an international mix of 50% Thai children and 50% children of other nationalities. The school curriculum will be conducted in English, with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support, if required.

Admissions procedure

Firstly, please complete, sign and return the Application Form, together with the (nonrefundable) Application Fee of THB5,500 for each child, to our Admissions Department: admissions@rugbyschool.ac.th.

The Application Form and any supporting documents should be completed in (or translated into) English. Scanned copies, or good quality photographs, are acceptable. Please complete a separate Application Form form for each child.

Our Admissions Department will acknowledge each application and contact you to arrange for your child(ren) to take our assessment tests and have an interview.

Applicants will then be invited for an age-appropriate assessment:

Pre-Nursery – Reception entry (ages 2–4)

Children will meet with teachers in small groups to determine attainment of age-related language and developmental milestones, followed by a discussion with parents/guardians.

Year 1 and 2 entry (ages 5–6)

Children will meet with a teacher for a one-to-one assessment, which will consider literacy, numeracy and reasoning, as well as developmental progress and social skills. A discussion with parents/guardians will follow.

Year 3 to 8 entry (ages 7–12)

Assessments in literacy, numeracy and reasoning skills will take place. An interview to establish their broader interests and character will follow. Further assessment of nonacademic potential and talents (key area 2) may take place when appropriate.

Year 9 to 12 (ages 13–16)

Academic assessment will take place either through consideration of formal Public Examination results, or through assessment in numeracy, literacy, reasoning and other specific subjects as required. An interview to establish their broader interests and character will follow. Further assessment of nonacademic potential and talents (key area 2) may take place when appropriate.

Following the assessment, parents/guardians will be informed either that:

  • a) The entry requirements have been met and a place is to be offered, or
  • b) The entry requirements have been met, but no places are available and so the pupil’s name is to be added to the waiting list, or
  • c) In order to make a final decision, further information is required — perhaps in respect of English skills or special educational needs, or
  • d) The entry requirements have not been met, so no place can be offered at this stage.
In order to secure a place once offered, parents/guardians must, within the time period set out in the offer letter, complete and return the Acceptance Form, together with all supporting documentation and the nonrefundable Acceptance Fee of THB150,000 and THB100,000 refundable Deposit for each child.

Our education develops the whole person. That’s the whole point.

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