St. Andrews Dusit: Top-Rated British International Primary School in Bangkok

Where Global Education Meets British Excellence

St. Andrews International School Dusit Primary (or simply St. Andrews Dusit) believes in providing a world-class education that prepares children for the many challenges and opportunities they will encounter in this rapidly evolving world.

Situated outside the Chitralada Palace, this British Primary International School in Bangkok has established itself as one of the city’s most renowned and top-rated learning institutions for children of Thais and expatriates. The British Curriculum has outstanding transferability and is recognised worldwide, making it particularly appealing to both local Thais and expatriate families alike. Many expats foresee their family moving before their child’s graduation and, thus, appreciate knowing that their child’s education will be applicable and transferable to other schools abroad.

St. Andrews Dusit International Primary School is known for its high-calibre education and is regarded by many as one of the best International Schools in Thailand. It offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience that blends the globally recognized British curriculum with the richness of Thai culture.

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Top Primary International School for Future-Ready Citizens of Tomorrow

As a British Primary School, St. Andrews Dusit aims to nurture young minds for a global future. It uses the world-famous British National Curriculum as its foundation for success.

Also known as the National Curriculum for England, the British Curriculum focuses on developing children’s critical thinking, creativity, and flexibility. This curriculum features a number of reasonable and measurable goals. In their Primary School years, students continue their educational journey through the UK National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old).

The focus of the school’s British Curriculum evolves as student progresses through their learning journey. Although learning is predominantly play-based in the Early Years (for children aged 2 to 5 years), there is a shift to more academic-based learning in primary school (for children aged 5 to 11 years). This time, the focus shifts to learning good basic skills in the English language and Maths. Meanwhile, Science, Technology, Humanities, and Arts are considered multidisciplinary subjects and learned through relevant academic activities.

As one of the most popular educational systems in the world, the British Curriculum is well-balanced and student-focused, delivering breadth and depth of knowledge. The progress of learners is regularly assessed through benchmarking. Assessments gauge whether they have mastered the subject content and are ready to receive the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A-level qualifications. Primary school students may opt to sit two national exams called SATS in Year 2 and Year 6.

In the early stages of Primary School, students often learn the basics of each subject. As the academic year progresses, they dive deeper into each subject, discovering not just the more complex and nuanced elements, but also how each relates and interconnects with others, making meaning and sense of the real world applications.

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Nurturing Environment for Active and Engaged Learners and Leaders

During Primary, this is the time of incredibly formative years that have a remarkable impact on every student’s development and future. It’s a crucial time for student to develop their skills and independence, in a nurturing and supportive environment.

That’s why St. Andrews Dusit International Primary has small class sizes and low teacher-to-student ratios. Both of those ensure that individualised attention and care are given to every student, thus empowering each one to thrive academically and socially.

All of the staff in our International School—from teachers to teaching assistants and even maintenance crew—are meticulously selected and trained to ensure that they serve as the best guides and guardians for children in their ‘second home.’

To encourage and enhance children’s knowledge and understanding, St. Andrews highlights the value of a skills-based curriculum in which learning is associated with real-life experiences using a cross-curricular framework. This approach enables children to gain knowledge and apply the skills they learned in practical situations. The school also emphasises health and values formation, the importance of values as a core belief in every single activity at school.

St. Andrews Dusit Primary International School features state-of-the-art facilities that promote children’s holistic development, including modern classrooms, science labs, art studios, music rooms, and sports facilities. The entire school is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can freely explore their world and discover their talents and passions.

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Optimising Learning and Development for Ages 6-11 years

St. Andrews Dusit’s Primary Curriculum encompasses a rich blend of academic skills and rigour while skilfully weaving in exciting opportunities for character development and outdoor education.

The school’s highly qualified and devoted teaching staff tailor delivery of the Primary British curriculum to meet children’s individual needs. Every child’s uniqueness is acknowledged and valued—along with their abilities, interests, and learning styles—in order to ensure that all children are inspired, determined, and empowered in their learning journey.

Our International Primary programme follows an inquiry-based approach driven by credible global research and best practices. Its British Primary Curriculum and teaching are designed to be experiential, stimulating, and engaging for young learners.

The school organises a wide variety of learning activities that are designed to promote critical thinking, international mindedness, and independence. A unique emphasis is placed on nurturing every child’s curiosity and providing them with ample guidance as they become compassionate and well-rounded global citizens.

Priorities and Highlights of Education in St. Andrews Dusit Primary School

Primary education in St. Andrews Dusit features a highly structured, well-rounded approach. From Year 1 to Year 6, student embark on an incredible learning journey that covers:

  • Core Subjects: which include English, Maths, and Science, thus ensuring a solid academic foundation.
  • Foundation Subjects: which include History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Computing—all of which foster a comprehensive set of interests and skills
  • and Personal Development: focusing on the development of critical thinking, creativity, and emotional growth in students.

As St. Andrews Dusit, the following are mandatory subjects for students: Mathematics, English, Science, Music, Physical Education, History, Arts, Geography, Computing, and Modern Foreign languages.

The school puts a spotlight on children’s well-being while also actively involving them in community projects and sustainability efforts. Here they learn about recycling projects, becoming eco-warriors and helping the environment for the future. This holistic approach provides the children with the necessary tools not just to fit in but also to welcome and embrace the rapidly changing world.

Studies have demonstrated that children learn most when they’re active, interested, and engaged. Hence, St. Andrews Dusit plans all its classes and activities with that information in mind.

The entire school community encourages and supports children in St. Andrews Dusit to become 21st Century Learners. In line with this objective, the school puts a great deal of emphasis on the 4Cs:

1. Creativity
2. Collaboration
3. Communication
4. Critical Thinking

Our British International School ensures that children get the opportunity to witness the impact of their efforts through meaningful and motivating cross-curricula and thematic learning. The curriculum in St. Andrews Dusit is meticulously designed and regularly audited to ensure that children are active learners who oversee their own development, especially expression through their interest and hobbies, guided by experts in the form of their teachers and other members of the school community.

The school’s experienced teaching staff are dedicated to fostering the student’s love of learning and guiding their development into future leaders. Students are guided in solving genuine problems—no matter how simple they may seem—while serving as agents of positive change in their community.

Teachers and teaching assistants at our school promote collaborative learning by encouraging students to share their ideas with one another freely. They’re also encouraged to consider a variety of problem-solving tactics to achieve their goals.

Teachers in St. Andrews Dusit Primary prepare lessons with differentiated outcomes to welcome a wide range of accomplishments. In addition, they use expert techniques in teaching, questioning, and explicit modelling, and harness assessment results to guide their planning and continuously improve student’s learning outcomes.

Know More About the Best British Primary International School in Bangkok

This page provided an overview of the learning environment for children at St. Andrews Dusit. Grounded in the British curriculum and thanks to its emphasis on holistic and future-readiness, children are empowered to develop into future leaders and citizens of the world.

St. Andrews Dusit is more than a school; it’s a community of learners and future leaders. Its vibrant, multicultural environment welcomes children and their families from every background. The school serves as a safe, nurturing environment and ‘second home’ for children of all cultures with ages 6-11. Here, every student feels valued, respected, and connected.

If you’re eager to give your child the best primary school experience and would like to learn more about our top-rated Dusit International Primary School, we would love to book a meeting or call to discuss more.

Moreover, if you wish to explore this dynamic international school and discover what makes it a top choice among Thai and expat parents, don’t hesitate to schedule a school tour with our Admissions team.