Welcome to Tara Pattana International School’s website


Welcome to Tara Pattana International School’s website. We hope it gives you an insight into our ethos and what is happening in the school, as well as providing easy access to information.

The school has a real mix of international students that creates a spirit based on diversity, respect and understanding. We are at the centre of the international community we serve and take great pride in ensuring that interaction with the school is a happy and fulfilling experience for the whole family.

Our school’s mission is “High expectations of learning that inspire students to reach their full potential in a caring international community”.

We provide a rigorous education with a global perspective for students of Early Years, Primary and Secondary age that draws its strength from the National Curriculum of England, and adapts to blend with the values of Thai culture.

We understand that students learn best when they are happy and settled at school. Students can start in Nursery aged 18 months and stay until they are 18.

Our ethos is underpinned by our learner profile and a culture of teaching in which the cornerstone to learning is knowledge based on the “Learning Rainforest” approach (Tom Sherrington): Core learning builds very secure knowledge that goes deeper rather than wider; Learning activities that build on prior knowledge, allowing students to explore and connect ideas, broaden their experiences and extend their capabilities. Knowledge needs to be questioned and debated.

We include: Rich learning experiences – exploration, the need for problem-solving, challenge and hands-on experience including sporting activities and involvement in the Arts.

Communication – Knowledge needs to be expressed: speech events, performances and showcase products of learning. All overlap and coexist.

Together with cultural capital that has to be acquired. We enrich students’ lives in a variety of ways, for example trips to museums and galleries, to mountains, rivers, beaches, forests, and to plays and concerts. We expose students to current affairs, political history, artists, filmmakers, TV,  food and cooking.

Please visit the school and see how we fully prepare students for their futures both personally and academically.

James Swan
Head of School