WHAT IS THE LANNA CURRICULUM?
Our Primary curriculum follows the framework set out by the Cambridge Primary (CP) programme for English, Mathematics and Science. CP closely follows the objectives set out for the British National Curriculum. The main advantage of following CP is that it offers the school a tried and tested framework in which to base the teaching of all core subjects. CP also gives the school the opportunity to administer standardised tests that allows teachers to report purposefully and monitor students’ progress more effectively. Test results achieved by Lanna Year 6 students are significantly ahead of other students in their age group in other schools around the world.
The Secondary curriculum is academically rigorous and is designed to encourage high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Lanna students follow Cambridge IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11 and then usually study Cambridge Advanced Level, (A Level) pre-university courses prior to moving on to universities worldwide. Examination results are impressive.
Thai Culture, Sport, Music, Drama and extra-curricular activities feature prominently in the school. See the ‘Academics’ and ‘Co-curricular’ sections of our website for much more detail.
IS A HIGH LEVEL OF ENGLISH NEEDED?
Yes. In the Secondary School, (Years 7-13) students need to be capable of understanding written and spoken English well and also need to be able to write competently in English. The Secondary curriculum, including the final four years of Cambridge examination courses, is demanding, and any applicants of low English ability are unlikely to be offered a place.
In the Primary School, (ages 3 to 10) children are taught in English and most students become confident speakers and writers at a young age. Students aged 5 years and up will sit our in house admissions tests. These tests will focus on level appropriate verbal communication, reading and writing skills. While we do offer English Support to students in mainstream Primary classes who need some extra help, these places are limited and we cannot offer places to students with low level English language skills.
WHICH UNIVERSITIES DO LANNA STUDENTS GO TO WHEN THEY GRADUATE?
Lanna students graduate at the end of Year 13, having studied Cambridge A Level courses, and move on to universities worldwide. Some students head to the USA, some opt to study in various parts of Europe, including the UK. Others prefer to stay nearer home. For further details, please see here.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
It is much better to make an appointment as we might not be available. Please email: [email protected] or contact the school office on 053 806230 to arrange a visit. We will take you through the admissions process and answer questions you may have.
DO I NEED TO FILL IN AN APPLICATION FORM?
Yes. There are two forms. The first one is used to register your interest in the school. The second form, which requires much more detail, is not needed for your first visit.
For initial enquireies please complete the ‘Register Your Interest‘ form.
IS THERE AN ADMISSIONS TEST?
Yes, there is a test for all ages. Testing varies depending on the age of the child but the focus is on reading and writing skills appropriate for the age. There is a testing fee payable on the day of testing. More details will be provided by the Admissions Team.
WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED?
To begin with, we need you to send us the ‘Register Your Interest‘ form and we need school reports (in English) for the last two years. Other documents will be needed later. Details are in the full application form.
WHO DECIDES WHETHER A STUDENT IS OFFERED A PLACE?
Admissions are decided by the Head of School in consultation with the appropriate Principal and Admissions staff. Factors influencing placement include age, previous school records, placement test results and a student’s abilities and needs. We try to inform parents of the decision within a day or two of testing but it can sometimes take longer.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PLACE IS OFFERED?
Parents receive an email confirming the offer of a place at Lanna, including Year Group and starting date.
Parents should reply within 7 days accepting the offer, otherwise the offer is no longer valid.
Accounts will then send an invoice which should be paid within ten working days. When payment is received, the place is guaranteed. If payment is not made within ten days, the offer is no longer valid.
Payment can be in cash, by bank transfer or credit card on site subject to 3% charge. If you pay by bank transfer, please fax or email the bank transaction slip to [email protected] & [email protected]. This step is very important due to the banking system in Thailand. Payments cannot be verified without a copy of the transaction slip.
Finally, you need to buy uniforms from school and book any transport required.
HOW MUCH ARE THE TUITION FEES?
Enrolment costs, plus information about tuition and all other fees can be found in the Fees Schedule on our website.
WHEN DOES THE SCHOOL YEAR START?
The school year typically starts in mid-August and ends in mid-June. A full calendar is available on our website.
HOW ARE NEW STUDENTS ALLOCATED TO A YEAR GROUP?
All students must meet the appropriate age by September 1st.
|School Age by September 1st||Lanna (UK)||USA||Thailand|
|2 years old||Pre-Nursery|
|3 years old||Nursery||Pre-kindergarten||Anuban 1|
|4 years old||Reception||Pre-kindergarten||Anuban 2|
|5 years old||Year 1||Kindergarten||Anuban 3|
|6 years old||Year 2||Grade 1||Prathom 1|
|7 years old||Year 3||Grade 2||Prathom 2|
|8 years old||Year 4||Grade 3||Prathom 3|
|9 years old||Year 5||Grade 4||Prathom 4|
|10 years old||Year 6||Grade 5||Prathom 5|
|11 years old||Year 7||Grade 6||Prathom 6|
|12 years old||Year 8||Grade 7||Mattayom 1|
|13 years old||Year 9||Grade 8||Mattayom 2|
|14 years old||Year 10||Grade 9||Mattayom 3|
|15 years old||Year 11||Grade 10||Mattayom 4|
|16 years old||Year 12||Grade 11||Mattayom 5|
|17 years old||Year 13||Grade 12||Mattayom 6|