Welcome to HeadStart International School. We are a high achieving, co-educational British International School located in the heart of Phuket. We offer the English National Curriculum for students from 2 to 18 years of age. We currently have over 700 students enrolled from 45 different nationalities.
HeadStart was initially established in 2005 as a Home School. The school has seen rapid growth due to the learning experiences provided by its forward thinking, highly qualified and dedicated professionals. The school now has over 200 teaching and support staff that are fully committed to our school mission of Inspiring a Love of Learning.
Whilst our school has grown in size, it still retains its personalised and family focused approach, with the pastoral care of our students being of the utmost importance. We enjoy a strong partnership with all our families, ensuring that our students are supported in their learning both at school and at home.
Our Foundation and Primary Schools follow the Cambridge International School curriculum and assessment programme for English, Maths and Science. In order to meet the needs of our international community we use an enhanced version of the English National Curriculum across other subject areas, ensuring that all students are able to access their learning. The learning opportunities provided focus on communication, collaboration and critical thinking, to equip the students with the independent learning skills they will need throughout their school careers.
As our students advance through the school, careful planning and coordination is undertaken between Primary teachers, Secondary subject specialist teachers and Heads of Faculty to ensure a seamless transition throughout the school.
The Secondary programme follows the Cambridge International School curriculum throughout Key Stages Three and Four (KS3 & KS4) and is delivered by highly qualified and dedicated subject specialists. We recognise the importance of languages at HeadStart and our students are offered a variety of language options which include First, Second and Foreign Language Thai and Modern Foreign Language Mandarin and French. The students work towards Cambridge IGCSE examinations at the end of Key Stage 4. We also offer the prestigious Cambridge AS and A-Level examinations in Key Stage Five (KS5); affording our eldest students the possibility of graduating to some of the most respected universities in the world.
We are extremely proud of our new purpose built school campus which opened in August 2015. Our outstanding school facilities ensure that our students have a large number of options and opportunities available to them in all areas of their academic and personal development, offering them choices so that they can explore their own interests and ambitions – whether these are academic, sporting or based in the creative arts. At HeadStart we celebrate all aspects of learning. HeadStart is jointly accredited by the Education Development Trust (formerly known as CfBT), OPEC (Office of Private Education Commission) and ONESQA (National Education Standards and Quality Assessment). We are also proud members of CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) and ISAT (International School Association of Thailand). We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our school, and also to visit us at HeadStart and explore the school for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
“HeadStart International school is a good school, with outstanding features.” Educational Development Trust, UK.