Step 1. Make an Enquiry
You can contact us through our simple online enquiry form. This might be to request more information about the admissions process, enquire about available spaces or simply to register your future interest.
Step 2. Book a Visit
There are several different ways in which you can experience the magic of Wellington College International School Bangkok.
Our Open Mornings are designed for small groups of families and tailored as far as is possible, to the age of your child(ren). You will have the opportunity to hear from one of our senior academic staff about the unique and inspiring all round education that Wellington College International School Bangkok can offer your child, to take a tour of the School and to have a follow up meeting with admissions.
Attendance for each session is limited and prior booking in advance is required.
These are offered to families who have completed an Application Form for their child(ren). The visit is tailored specifically to your own requirements and will include a one-to-one meeting with the Master, Head of Junior School or Head of Senior School, a bespoke tour of the school with the opportunity to meet specific members of staff and may also include some time for your child(ren) to sit an assessment.
Arrange a Visit
Step 3. Apply
Once you have visited Wellington College and met our staff and students, we know that you will want to make an application. To do this, please complete our online Application Form and submit the required supporting documents together with the non-refundable Application Fee.
Once all the above has been received and we have a receipt of your bank transfer or payment, our Admissions Team will contact you to guide you through the next steps and arrange an assessment.
Step 4. Assessment
At Wellington College, we believe passionately in all-round education and therefore our assessment for entry considers the character, interests, talents, and personality of every individual child.
We are looking for boys and girls with potential to become intellectual, inspired and independent learners within an English-language environment. We want them to have the desire and ability to contribute broadly across the co-curriculum so they can develop fully as individuals.
An Assessment can be arranged once we have received an Application Form for your child together with the Application Fee. The procedure for each entry age group is listed below and to help you establish which is appropriate for your child, refer to our guide to Equivalent Grade Levels.
|Age ||UK ||US/Canada ||Thailand |
|2 ||Pre-Nursery ||Nursery ||Nursery |
|3 ||Nursery ||Pre-School ||Kindergarten 1 |
|4 ||Reception ||Pre-School ||Kindergarten 2 |
|5 ||Year 1 ||Kindergarten ||Kindergarten 3 |
|6 ||Year 2 ||Grade 1 ||Prathom 1 |
|7 ||Year 3 ||Grade 2 ||Prathom 2 |
|8 ||Year 4 ||Grade 3 ||Prathom 3 |
|9 ||Year 5 ||Grade 4 ||Prathom 4 |
|10 ||Year 6 ||Grade 5 ||Prathom 5 |
|11 ||Year 7 ||Grade 6 ||Prathom 6 |
|12 ||Year 8 ||Grade 7 ||Matthayom 1 |
|13 ||Year 9 ||Grade 8 ||Matthayom 2 |
|14 ||Year 10 ||Grade 9 ||Matthayom 3 |
|15 ||Year 11 ||Grade 10 ||Matthayom 4 |
|16 ||Year 12 ||Grade 11 ||Matthayom 5 |
|17 ||Year 13 ||Grade 12 ||Matthayom 6 |
You will be asked to make a video of your child undertaking a set of simple tasks in the comfort and safety of your own home. These will be reviewed by our Early Years Foundation Stage teachers and a recommendation made for admission. If the videos are inconclusive, we may invite your child in for an in-person assessment.
Your child(ren) will be invited into school to spend some time in our Reception environment, exploring the wide number of learning opportunities whilst being observed to understand how they are able to communicate and interact with their peers and adults.
All prospective Key Stage 1 children are invited for a one-hour session in school where a teacher will review their reading, writing, phonics and speaking skills. A member of the academic staff will also meet with you to discuss your child’s developmental milestones and whether he or she is ready to join Wellington College in the requested year group.
If your child is applying for entry into Key Stage 2 and above, he or she will be invited to take a computer-based cognitive ability test to assess readiness and potential to access the curriculum at Wellington College. There is no need to prepare for this in advance. Your child will also be asked to undertake a creative writing task and attend an informal interview in which her or she should be prepared to talk about an object or topic of interest.
For families outside of Thailand, assessments may be performed remotely, as required.
Step 5. Review
The Admissions and Academic Teams will review your application, the availability of a place in the appropriate class and year group, the results of the assessment and, if relevant, academic records from your child’s previous schools.
It is important that any special educational needs are disclosed at this stage and related documentation such as educational psychologist reports or Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are shared so that we can determine if Wellington College is able to provide appropriate additional support.
The decision on whether Wellington College is able to offer a place is communicated by email within ten working days of assessment.
Step 6. Letter of Offer
If successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer by email. This will detail the confirmed year group of entry, enrolment year and term as well as any specific terms of the offer.
You will be asked to accept this offer by signing an Acceptance of a Place Form and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions for Student Enrolment within 10 days of receipt of the letter. You will also be required to pay a Registration Fee of THB 225,000 to secure place for your child.
Step 7. Welcome
Once the place has been accepted and Registration Fee received, the Admissions Team will send a Welcome Package by email including orientation material and documentation that needs to be completed prior to enrolment (such as Medical Information, Uniform, Wellington Extra, Security Badge and Car Sticker forms).
New parents are invited to a Welcome Coffee Morning prior to the term of entry which is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other new parents, your child’s class teacher and our Parent Support Officer who will be more than happy to help you with anything you wish to ask from a parent perspective.
Step 8. Enrolment
Our Admissions Team will guide you through every step of the admissions and enrolment process up to the day your child starts his or her first day of school and ensuring that you feel informed, welcome, and excited about becoming part of the Wellington family.
You will also be introduced to our invaluable Parent Portal designed to provide easy access to all school information including the calendar, sports fixtures, events, signing up to clubs and activities, emails, social media, photos and video, school reports, attendance records and staff contact details.
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