Rugby School Thailand

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Rugby School Thailand
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School typeBritish Private School
International School
Boarding School
MottoOrando Laborando
(Latin: "I prayed, I worked / Through prayer I work")
Sister schoolRugby School UK
HeadmasterNigel Westlake (Prep), Alan Ball (Senior)
Key peopleKirk Peter Green (Dept Head Academic Senior), Dave Ennis-Billing (Dept Head Pastoral Senior), Sarah Howell (Dept Head Academic Prep), David Dawson (Dept Head Pastoral Prep), Sarah Shuttleworth (Head Pre-Prep)
Years offeredPre-nursery (2 yo) to the XX (18 yo)
Age range2 - 18
Education systemBritain's National Curriculum
HousesSchool House (Senior Boarders),

Tudor House (Senior Day Girls)

Sheriff House (Senior Day Boys)
SloganThe Whole Person, The Whole Point
AccreditationCambridge Assessments International Examinations


Pearson Edexcel
School roll420 (2018)

Rugby School Thailand (Thai: โรงเรียนนานาชาติรักบี้) (RST) is a private co-educational British international school in Bang Lamung District, Chonburi, Thailand. It is a day and boarding school similar to its sister school, Rugby School in the UK. Its 80-acre (190 rai campus is approximately 110 km from Bangkok and 20 km from Pattaya. RST offers Britain's national curriculum to both Thai and international students.

In September 2017, the prep and pre-prep school opened for pre-nursery up to Year 6. Years 7-13 opened in September 2018, with boarding available for Year 3 students and above.[1]


In 2015, Nigel Westlake, former Headmaster of Packwood Haugh School and Brambletye School, joined with Wisdom Enterprise (owned by the Teepsuwan family) to set up a new international school in Thailand.[2] With over 30 years' experience in the UK independent sector, with 15 of those as head, Mr. Westlake serves as the founding headmaster of the new project.

After presenting their plans and receiving positive feedback from 14 schools in the UK, the founders chose to partner with Rugby School [3]

The 80-acre campus opened for Pre-Prep and Prep School in September 2017 and opened for Senior School in September 2018.


Rugby School Thailand offers the UK National Curruculum, supplemented by selected components of the British Private School Curriculum, for key stages 0-2 from Pre-Nursery up to Year 6 (ages 2-10).[4]

In September 2018, the school opened with 145 students for key stages 3-5 (ages 12-18) and also offer the internationally recognised qualifications IGCSEs, and A-Levels. The school will eventually be able to accommodate roughly 1,250 pupils.[5]


Boarding at Rugby School Thailand began in September 2018 and is available to children from Years 3-13.

Currently there are three different boarding options:[6]

  1. Day boarding - Day pupils may board for up to two fixed nights per week.
  2. Weekly boarding - Weekly boarders board for four or five nights per week (Monday to Friday).
  3. Full boarding - Full boarding pupils will board every night of the week throughout the term. They will be able to go home at leave weekends or over half-term.


Tuition fees range from 380,000 to 750,000 baht per year. Boarding fees are 2,500 baht per night for Day Boarding, 330,000 baht per annum for Weekly Boarding and 390,000 baht per annum for Full Boarding.[7]


At the 80-acre campus, facilities include:

  • Four swimming pools: Pre-Prep splash pool (complete), Prep 25 meter pool (complete) and Senior 50 m and 25 m pools (due January 2020)
  • Two sport halls; one covered (complete) one air-conditioned (due January 2020)
  • Pitch and Put Golf Course (planned)
  • Tennis courts (under construction)
  • Two futsal pitches (planned)
  • Five football/rugby/cricket pitches (complete)
  • 400 m track with shaded viewing platform (planned)
  • Boarding houses for prep and senior students (2 complete)
  • Lake and boat house (complete)
  • Music and drama auditorium (planned)
  • Senior art and design centre (planned)
  • Senior science centre (September 2019)
  • Sixth form centre (complete)
  • Dining halls (1 complete)


  1. ^ "Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior", Rugby School Thailand
  2. ^ "Wisdom Enterprise collaborates with Rugby School", Bangkok Post EXPAT Forum
  3. ^ "Rugby School Thailand: The Whole Person is The Whole Point", The BigChilli
  4. ^ "Academic Ambition", Rugby School Thailand
  5. ^ "British traditions transplanted in Chon Buri". Bangkok Post. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Pastoral Care, Boarding", Rugby School Thailand
  7. ^ "School Fees". Rugby School Thailand. Retrieved 11 November 2018.