Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is making a huge investment on a new primary school in the Thai capital, which means another international school will stand alongside the many international school in Ramkhanhaeng and across Bangkok.
The international educational institution is spending a massive Bt2.6B for this new project development. The new school facilities will be handling primary school, and will be capable of accommodating at least 640 pupils ranging from 3 to 11 years old. The new school is sitting on a 15-rai/2.4 hectare plot of land located between into Rama IX Road and Sukhumvit Road, and, if the schedule holds, the school will be open for operations in the August the next year.
The international school’s founder, ChaliSophonpanich released a statement, saying that this project is part of Shrewsbury’s aim to create the best primary school in the Thailand. This new project, he says, is being purpose-built for primary school level children, and they are aimed at having it raise the bar for primary school education in the country.
He says that a modern, technologically advanced learning environment is already integrated into the school, ever since the school’s very conception, alongside security as well as a lot of natural fauna for the school.
The new campus will complement the Shrewsbury International School’s riverside Bangkok campus on Charoenkrung Road, was established in 2003 with assistance of the Britain’s highly respected Shrewsbury School and currently has 1,700 pupils enrolled.
The new campus, to be dubbed the Shrewsbury International School Bangkok – City Campus, will be set to act in complement with the Shrewsbury riverside campus, accommodating the children that are waiting for a place in the school. The new campus, though incomplete unlike one of the international school in Ramkhanhaeng, has already begun accepting enrolees for the academic year starting in the August of 2018.
The new campus will be headed by Stephen Holroyd, Shrewsbury International’s Asian Director, an educationalist who previously served for 12 years as principal of the riverside campus.
According to Holroyd, the school will not only allow Shrewsbury to build a school designed specifically for children in the age range of 3-11 years old, but also give extra spots in the secondary school for the deserving kids.
The children who manage to complete their primary education at the City Campus are guaranteed spots at the Riverside Campus.