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Welcome from HEAD OF SENIOR

I am delighted to welcome you to our new Senior School.

Rugby School Thailand opened its doors to Pre-Prep and Prep pupils in September 2017. Our Senior School will open in September, 2018.

Rugby School Thailand is unique in South East Asia. Sharing its DNA with our parent school, Rugby School, we will be a full-time boarding school. The values, traditions and heritage of our parent school will influence all that we do, every day.

‘The whole person, the whole point’ is more than a tagline. It is a philosophy that undergirds what we seek to achieve at Rugby School Thailand. We have high expectations for all that our pupils do. Drawing on Rugby School’s 450 year history, we seek to mirror Rugby’s success at our site in Chonburi.  As our parent school’s prospectus states: ‘All facets of life – academic and artistic, spiritual and sporting – form part of an indivisible whole. The whole person, in fact.’ Nurturing this holistic education shapes our mission at Rugby School Thailand.

Learning at Rugby School Thailand will be typified by the restlessness, reflection and rigour demanded at Rugby School in the UK. We want our pupils to exhibit a restlessness for learning that will extend them intellectually. As learners, we want them to be reflective, and always ready to be self-critical, searching for a deeper truth. Our learning environment will demand confidence and agility that sees our pupils looking through the glass, not gazing upon it.

We will set very high academic standards. Our curriculum will be broad, offering GSCE and IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11, and A-Levels in Years 12 and 13. Our teachers will be drawn from around the world. They will be outstanding educators, with proven records of achievement as teachers and scholars. They will have an enthusiasm for teaching in an international setting, and a commitment to making Rugby School Thailand a truly great world school.

Our expansive site offers the very best facilities to our pupils and staff. Boarding is at the core of our School, so our long days that resemble those in Warwickshire are intended to maximise the learning and development of our pupils. Pupils at Rugby School Thailand will learn in a close, but extended community.

A Rugby School Thailand education offers something unique. As a boarding school in the British tradition, our enhanced daily offering including sport, music and other co-curricular activities will complement our rigorous academic programme. Our boarding community will enjoy state of the art facilities, and provide a safe home for our pupils. Very deliberately, we will educate the whole person.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet you in person, and show you around Rugby School Thailand.

Alan Ball
Head of Senior School