Expats to benefit from new British school in Thailand

Published:  8 Jan at 2 PM
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Foreigners living in Thailand are expected to benefit from a new British International school that is to open on the outskirts of Bangkok.

With the number of students worldwide between the ages of three and 18 enrolling in international schools increasing from 3.3 million in May 2013 to 3.6 million in just 12 months, analysts say that more and more parents living in foreign countries are looking to provide their children with a top quality English-speaking education in order to help them gain entry into an English-speaking university.

The school, which will be located near Bangkok’s main international airport, is due to open in August 2017, and will have the capacity for 1,500 students between the ages of three and 18.

Tens of thousands of expats live in Bangkok, where there is a massive demand for international schools. The fight for places at the top international schools in a number of Asian countries – such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand – is heavily contested, so analysts believe parents will be scrambling to enroll their children in the new institution.

Demand for international schools in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states is also on the rise, while experts believe China could experience the same should government restrictions be relaxed.

According to the International School Consultancy Group (ISC), more than five million students will be studying at international schools around the world within the next five years.
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