Join us for our Open Morning, Friday 13th March from 9.30am

What does this mean? It means that while academic excellence lies at the heart of the Rugby School experience, sport, music, art, drama and co-curricular activities are also highly valued. Every child here has space to thrive and we actively encourage our students to try new things. Mind, body and spirit, we nurture all sides of every person in our care.

A boy jumping at sports day, Rugby School Thailand

morning schedule

9.30am:  Gates open / registration.

10am: Hear from the Headmasters.

10.30am-12pm: Take pupil-led tours and see classes in action.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning

Meet our school Heads and teachers

Nigel Westlake

Founding Head / Head of Pre-Prep & Prep

Nigel has had 30 years experience in the UK private education sector, 15 years as a Head. He has a Law degree and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Exeter. He qualified initially as a lawyer, before switching careers to become a schoolmaster at three private prep schools – Sunningdale, The Old Malthouse and Aldro. His roles have included Head of English and Drama, Director of Sport, Boarding Housemaster and Deputy Head. 

Alan Ball

Head of Senior

Alan has had 32 years experience teaching in a variety of educational settings. He has a degree in English and History and a Diploma in Education from the University of New England. He has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Queensland.

He has taught in boys’ schools and co-educational schools in Australia, Japan and the UK. 

Sarah Shuttleworth

Head of Pre-Prep

Sarah has been a very highly-regarded Head of Early Years in three different countries, all following the British National Curriculum. As ‘Head of Early Years’ at Regents International School in Bangkok, Sarah very successfully established and grew the Early Years age group from its inception, whilst as ‘Head of Pre-Prep and Lower School’ at Bromsgrove International School in Bangkok, Sarah overhauled its curriculum and policies to transform the pupils’ educational experience.

David Ennis-Billing

Head of Senior Boarding

Dave joined Rugby School Thailand after several years as English teacher and Housemaster at Strathallan School in Perthshire. He has previously taught at Ampleforth College and Uppingham School, where he also coached 1st XI Cricket and 1st XV Rugby. After gaining his degree at Loughborough University Dave started his teaching career, in which he has a strong background of working in Independent boarding schools.

Plus, meet with our subject Heads and teachers

Pre-Prep & Prep

Our Pre-Prep and Prep schools allow creativity to flow, whilst encouraging every child to challenge themselves. After-school activities (from Reception upwards) continue to inspire different areas of development in the many inspiring environments we have. During these formative years of self-discovery we teach children to be kind, curious and resilient as we develop the "whole person".

Senior & Sixth Form

Our Senior school and Sixth Form supports children through the pinnacle of their school careers. This is a time when students begin to refine their areas of study, take exams and prepare for life after school. It is not simply our aim to get our students into the best universities in the world, we want them to excel once they are there. The Senior school continues to nurture self-development, with a whole host of co-curricular activities, initiatives such as our 'Community Action Programme', increasing independence and offering tutor support for all facets of adolescent life.

Boarding Life

Rugby School Thailand currently has three boarding houses to accommodate weekly and full boarders from Year 3 upwards. Each house has been designed to be a 'home from home' for children, with caring House Parents and House Deans who offer expert pastoral guidance. There is plenty of time for study, so evening and weekends are about the children enjoying themselves and relaxing, with a variety of different activities and excursions. "It's downright fun!" says one Senior boarder.

Facilities & expansion plans

Since opening in September 2017 the school has continued to grow and expand, in-keeping with our student enrollment. We are currently in phase 3 of development, which this term has seen the unveiling of a new senior boarding house and a world-class science block, soon to be joined by a second, larger games arena and an aquatics centre.

Join us on Friday 13th March 2020, from 9:30am

Find us

Rugby School Thailand is located in Chonburi, 1.5 hours from
Bangkok and 20 minutes from Pattaya.

We look forward to showing
you our wonderful school!