1. THE APPLICATION
The first step is to arrange a visit. Next, you will need to complete an Application Form with the supporting below-listed documentation. Please note, this is not a commitment on your part to accept a place, nor does it represent a formal offer from the school. Your application and documents can either be:
In order to complete the application, there are several additional documents that we require from you before your child can be assessed:
Two passport size photographs of your child (taken within the last 6 months);
A photocopy of your child’s birth certificate or passport;
A photocopy of your (parents’) passports and visas;
Copies of your child’s school reports from the past two years;
A copy of any educational psychologist’s or medical reports that will help us to understand how best we can meet your child’s particular learning needs;
A photocopy of your House Registration (Thai nationals only);
Note: Individual circumstances may mean that not all of these steps are possible or appropriate for your situation. However, we will talk with you about how best to tailor our admissions process to suit you and your family's needs.
2. THE ASSESSMENT
In asking parents to bring their child for an assessment, our aim is to determine whether he or she is able to access the whole school curriculum and whether their learning needs can be met by us.
Through our assessments and interviews, we examine a child’s individual desire to learn; their level of English in relation to their age and curriculum stage; their willingness to participate in individual, group and class activities; and their ability to engage with the school curriculum. If necessary, a child may be invited for follow-up assessments so that a proper evaluation of his or her unique learning needs can be made.
In many cases, the next step is a “taster day” which is an opportunity for prospective students to participate in a normal school day with their peers and evaluate their compatibility with the school. They take part in all forms of class activities and are allocated class buddies to show them around at recreation times. Teachers will be consulted throughout the day about how a child is performing and these observations will be shared with parents at the end of the day.
3. THE OFFER OF A PLACE
We aim to send you written confirmation that we can offer your child a place at St Andrews within 72 hours of the assessment. An Application Fee of 5,500 THB per child will be incurred once you have accepted our offer.
4. ACCEPTANCE AND GUARANTEE OF A PLACE
If you wish to accept the offer of a place at the school, we ask that you do so within two weeks of receiving the formal offer letter. Your child’s place will only be guaranteed if you have paid the non-refundable Enrolment Fee within this two-week period. If the Enrolment Fee is not settled in a timely manner, your child’s place may be offered to another applicant.