School Services

Bangkok Patana is unique amongst international schools in Thailand also because most of the non-academic services are in-house. We were a pioneer in this, choosing to develop specialised teams. This approach gives us the ability to have direct control on the quality and cost of our services.

Patana Card

The Patana Card is only issued to parents, students, staff and other assigned people. It is primarily intended to use as an identification card. The Patana Card must be visible when you are on campus.

In addition, the Patana Card is also used to access certain school areas, to use the Libraries at school and to purchase lunch and/or snack items.

Current parents, students and staff can apply for and get more information on the Patana Card here.


Bangkok Patana School operates its own school bus service to provide safe and efficient journeys between home and school. The service is offered across an extensive part of the city but cannot be guaranteed to all districts. All of our 235 air-conditioned buses are equipped with a mobile telephone and are independently checked at regular intervals. Each bus seats no more than eight children and a monitor.

Bus drivers and monitors participate in training programmes in order to meet our requirement of safety and reliability. Transport services is charged by zones. For information on costs and zones is available here.

Further details are available through the Transport Office:

School Bus to Bangkok Patana



Light snacks and full lunches are available from our two canteens which are situated in the Primary and Secondary Schools. The canteens are buffet style and feature a daily menu of both International and Thai food. Non-meat options are available.  We have a nutritionist on staff who works with our chefs on meal plans that offer a good variety of options and are also healthy and nutritious. Lunch for Primary students is included in their tuition fee, while Secondary students have the option to purchase a meal plan for the term or add lunch coupons onto their Patana cards as they need.

Snack Bars

Both the Primary and Secondary School have their own Snack Bars with a range of items including fruit, sandwiches and pastries. Students can also purchase fresh fruit smoothies which are made on site without the use of added sugars.

Read about our efforts to improve sustainability in our Snack Bars here:

Noodle Bar

The Noodle Bar is a popular choice for students and staff, and often a highlight for returning alumni. The Noodle Bar serves Thai style, vegetarian and non-vegetarian noodles.

Patana Card

All purchases at the canteen, snack bars and noodle bar must be made using a Patana Card. This can be topped up at various locations within the school. Temporary and visitor cards are also available. More information about the Patana Card can be found here.


Fresh milk is available to all students during the mid-morning break.

School Shop

All school uniforms including Primary and Secondary PE Kit, school bags, books and other resources are all available at the School Shop.

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Ground floor, Arts Centre


All students at Bangkok Patana wear a uniform with the exception of Year 12 and 13 students who follow a strict dress code. Students across the school are required to wear black leather shoes as part of the uniform.

School Nurse

There are two Medical Units at Patana, one for Primary students near the Primary Library, and another for Secondary students near the Design + Technology department. These units are open during school hours and for events outside school hours. They are staffed by fully-qualified nurses who respond to minor injuries and can help secure emergency hospital treatment when necessary. If you have any queries, please email

First Aid and Medical Emergency Response

The school has the required number of first aiders and first aid kits so that minor injuries are treated and, most importantly, major medical emergencies receive an immediate response. Nursing cover is provided throughout the school day, during overnight school trips and during official school sporting events.

Medical History

When you enrol your child at school, you will be asked to fill out a medical information form.

It is very important that this information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date (particularly phone numbers and email addresses) in case there is a serious illness or accident. It is especially important to include information about any medical problems such as asthma, allergies or diabetes

In the case of a medical emergency, parents will be contacted first. However, at enrolment and throughout the year, parents must identify an additional emergency contact person for each child, and provide their contact information.

Parents are asked to confirm and update all medical information before school field trips and Residential Visits. However, during the year, please also inform the school of any changes to your own and your emergency contact’s home and mobile phone numbers, so that these updates are passed on to the nurses.