Application process and criteria

Wellington College Bangkok accepts applications on a rolling basis. For families with high interest, we recommend applying early in order to take advantage of limited class sizes.

Application process and criteria

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are received all year round; acceptance is subject to assessment and availability.

Once you have decided to apply to Wellington College Bangkok, the process is as follows:

Step 1.
COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM

Submit a paper-based application form or fill out the online application, along with all available supporting documents as outlined in the application checklist and pay the non-refundable THB 5,000 application fee. Once there is proof of bank transfer and/or payment is received, the admissions team will confirm receipt and contact you to schedule an assessment.

You may download a fillable PDF application form here.

Step 2.
ADMISSIONS ASSESSMENT

To facilitate the admissions process for children applying for Early Years Foundation Stage (age 2-4 years old) while pandemic-related social distancing restrictions are in place, the Academic Team performs assessments based on videos of requested tasks submitted by applying parents. If the videos are inconclusive, then an in-person assessment may be requested later.

For applicants in Key Stage 1 (5 and 6 years old at the beginning of the academic year) are interviewed individually by the Academic Team. Applicants in Key Stage 2 and above (7 years old and older) take a CAT4 online test to gauge their readiness and potential to access the curriculum, a short written test, and are then interviewed by a member of the academic team.

For families outside of Thailand, assessments may be performed remotely, as required.

Step 3.
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE REVIEW APPLICATION AND ASSESSMENTS

The admissions team and academic team review the results of the assessment, with academic records from previous schools also an important factor in the decision.

Any special education needs would need to be disclosed and related documentation (e.g. educational psychologist reports, IEP) shared in order for the School to determine if SEN resources in place are sufficient and appropriate for each applicant.

The decision by Admissions Committee (whether Offered, Waitlisted, or Declined) will be communicated by email and phone call within ten working days.

Step 4.
ACCEPTANCE AND ENROLLMENT

Should an applicant receive an offer to join Wellington College Bangkok, a Letter of Offer will be sent by courier or mail to parents or guardian. The Letter of Offer package includes:

  • Terms and Conditions of Enrolment that parents and/or guardians must read, sign and return the signatory page to the school.
  • Invoice for payment of THB 200,000 registration fee to secure place for each accepted student (due within 10 working days of receipt of invoice).
  • Tuition for the 1st term of entry, the portion of dining fee during the first term of entry and the refundable 150,000 Baht Security Deposit would be due before enrolment.

A Welcome Package is sent to all students before the start of class, which includes orientation material and documentation that needs to be completed, such as a Medical Form, Uniform purchase guidance, Security Badge and Car Sticker request forms.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for each term is calculated according to the proportion of each term’s length to the full school year. We endeavour to make cost of tuition as all-inclusive as possible, therefore Enrichment classes, Prep time, compulsory residential trips within Thailand, medical insurance, as well as EAL and SEN support (if needed), are included in the tuition.

Additional costs for uniforms vary according to each family’s requirements. Bus transportation is also available, with cost depending on travel distance and intended frequency of use.

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