British International School, Phuket (BISP)

Phuket, Thailand

British International School, Phuket (BISP), is an English medium, co-educational, day and boarding school established in 1996, 15km north of Phuket City, Thailand. It covers 44 acres, with swimming, football, tennis and golf facilities. 

Ages taught:

1 — 18

School size:

450 boys, 450 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum


Wirawan (Oy) Woraprutthangkoon

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Accreditations and memberships:

  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • World Academy of Sport
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT)
  • Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)
  • Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT)
School Website

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Welcome to British International School Phuket, an extraordinary school situated at the heart of an extraordinary island, with a truly global outlook and international student body. The school is fast approaching the end of its second decade; it has established itself as an innovative institution with a strong commitment to ‘Learning about Learning’, and producing exceptional young people.

Welcome to BISP

Senior management

Neil Richards - Headmaster
Simon Meredith - Secondary Principal
Kenneth Page - Primary Principal

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School description

British International School, Phuket (BISP), has a student population consisting of some 850 day and boarding students with over 55 different nationalities represented. The majority of the student body are foreign nationals. The school's purpose-built 44 acre campus includes high quality boarding accommodation, and provides world-class facilities that enable students to excel in sports and the expressive arts, as well as in their studies.

BISP has academies in Business, Art & Design, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and Sports Academies in Swimming, Football, Tennis, and Golf. Lots of students from BISP have represented their countries in sport.

The school provides a pre-school, primary and secondary school education of the highest international standard. External examinations are offered in the IB Diploma, IGCSE, and Cambridge ESOL.  In addition, an externally assessed programme for spoken English is provided through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) for all years 7-9 students. The Music department offers Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and Rock School examinations and qualifications.

The school has numerous accreditations, with recognition from The Cambridge International Examinations, The International Baccalaureate (IB), The World Academy of Sport, Council of International Schools (CIS), The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), The International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), and The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA).

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Welcome to the British International School Phuket

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 21/08/17 - 15/12/17
  • 08/01/18 - 06/04/18
  • 23/04/18 - 21/06/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:

Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate (IB)

Higher education:

96% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

BISP graduates attend universities all over the world, including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, China, New Zealand, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Holland, France, Switzerland and Thailand.

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Swimming, football, tennis, golf, basketball, triathlon
BISP has Sports Academies in Swimming, Football, Tennis and Golf, with 3 full-size football pitches, 12 5-aside football pitches, 6 tennis courts, a golf short game centre, 50m and 25m swimming pools, and fitness centre.

Extra-curricular activities:

Sport, art and design, business, community service
Our energy-filled Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) programme offers activities designed to cater to our students’ diverse needs. Activities are grouped as either Creative, Academic, Physical or Community Service.


Admission process:

Entry assessment covers English Language testing, non-verbal reasoning, mathematical ability and language ability. Based on the assessment and other information (previous school reports, a reference check with current school and an interview), the Head of Primary/Secondary determines if a place in the school is appropriate for the student.

Admission and language criteria:

English language is the medium of teaching and learning and so participation in all aspects of school life requires a command of English. The offer of a place may be unconditional or, for students who need to improve their English ability, dependent on successfully completing our Intensive English Course (IEC), before transferring to the mainstream classes.

Bursaries and scholarships


We offer up to 4 Academic Bursaries per year, and 4 Sporting Bursaries per Sport Academy (Swimming, Football, Tennis, Golf).


We offer 2 Full Tuition and Boarding Scholars per year, and 2 Full Scholarships per Sport Academy (Swimming, Football, Tennis, Golf).

Fees (Annual)





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Wirawan (Oy) Woraprutthangkoon

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59 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, T. Koh Kaew, A. Muang



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+66 7633 5578

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