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King’s Wimbledon to open in Bangkok

Elite British independent day school King’s College School Wimbledon is to open a sister institution in Bangkok next year in collaboration with Excellent Education of Thailand.

The institution will open in Bangkok in September 2020. Photo: Walkerssk/Pixabay

King’s College International School Bangkok will be the third overseas school for King’s Wimbledon

The school will open doors in September 2020 and at capacity it will cater for 1,500 local and international pupils from pre-school to year 13, preparing students for IGCSE and A levels.

The institution will be owned, managed and operated by XET, while King’s Wimbledon will oversee curriculum, pastoral care and co-curricular programs.

“Just like our partners in Excellent Education Thailand, we have extremely high ambitions for this new school”

“We hope that by setting up King’s College International School, Bangkok, we can fuse two great cultures – British and Thai,” King’s director of overseas schools Karl Gross told The PIE.

“Just like our partners in Excellent Education Thailand, we have extremely high ambitions for this new school.

“We want to provide the best possible education to Thai and expatriate children, based on academic excellence but also on the virtues of kindness, good manners, respect, hard work, aspiration and courtesy.”

XET’s CEO Sakorn Suksriwong said that the company had been looking for a partner to establish a high-quality international school in Bangkok.

“We have spent years researching and screening schools which offer a blend of the highest academic standards and a holistic approach to education,” Suksriwong said in a statement.

“When we met with King’s College School Wimbledon, we…realised that we had found the right partner to match our high ambitions.”

The new premises will be situated in the Ratchada-Rama 3 area of Bangkok and its facilities will include a sports complex with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a 600-seat auditorium and specialist science, music and art resources.

King’s College International School Bangkok will be the third overseas school for King’s Wimbledon after the opening of two schools in China in September 2018.

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