Bangkok Patana School
|Bangkok Patana School|
|Type||Private, Mixed Day "British International School"|
|School colour(s)||Patana Montrachet Red, Patana Blue and Patana Grey. Black and orange for sports|
CIS and NEASC
Bangkok Patana School (Thai: โรงเรียนบางกอกพัฒนา) is a British International School located in Bang Na District, Bangkok, Thailand. Established in 1957, the school offers a British style of education to over 2200 pupils.
Bangkok Patana School follows the English National Curriculum up to the end of Key Stage 3 and then offers a combination of IGCSEs and GCSEs in Key Stage 4. In Senior Studies ( Key Stage 5, Year 12 and 13,) it offers the IB Diploma.
The school is divided into two sections: the Primary school (Nursery-Year 6) and the Secondary school (Year 7-Year 13). Bangkok Patana School is affiliated with the Council of International Schools.
Throughout the year, the school hosts events such as busking day (Primary only), bring and buy sales, bake sales, and concerts. Events that do not interrupt the school week include dance competitions, school plays, and secondary dances. The school also hosted the first TEDxYouth Event in South-East Asia, TEDxBangkokPatanaSchool. Often the music department hosts concerts pertaining to a particular style of music; these include the Patana Jazz and Blues, Patana Classic, Patana Plugged and Patana Unplugged, Summer Concerts, Christmas Concerts, etc.
The sports teams in the school compete under the name and mascot of "Tigers". Each sports teams use variations of the Tiger name, such as the tiger sharks for the swim team.  Bangkok Patana School opened their new sports hall in 2007 (to commemorate their 50th anniversary), which was opened by HRH the Princess of Thailand. Bangkok Patana School along with other schools from around South-East Asia compete in the FOBISSEA tournament every year. They have a range of, U9, U11, U13, U15, Junior Varsity and Varsity.
A new Arts Centre which constructed in Autumn 2010. A section from the weekly Patana newsletter states:
"The new building will have a floor space of just under 10,000 square metres over three levels and will include a 600-seat tiered auditorium, 300-seat black box auditorium, drama rooms, recording studio, music teaching rooms and individual practice rooms, art rooms and photography darkroom."
- Joni Anwar - singer and actor
- Ananda Everingham - actor
- Rowena Kennett - VJ for MTV Thailand
- Somtow Sucharitkul - Composer, conductor and author of "Vampire Junction"
- Michele Waagaard - model, JAMP singer and VJ for MTV Thailand
- Tata Young - singer, actress and model.
- Alex Rendell - actor, singer
- Yaya Urassaya - actress, model
- Praekarn Nirandara (Pieretta Dawn) - author
- Nanin Indra-Payoong - Japanese Formula 3