Welcome to the Sekolah Tenby Ipoh, the Malaysian private school.

Sekolah Tenby Ipoh is a well-established premier Malaysian private school in Ipoh (Perak) that offers the Malaysian National Curriculum for students from Standard 1 (aged 7) to Form 5 (aged 17). We are committed to educate our children to be active and independent learners in the acquisition of knowledge and skills in an international setting, within a safe and conducive environment.

The Primary School

Sekolah Rendah Tenby Ipoh (The Primary School) follows the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR) that culminates in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination by the Malaysian Examination Syndicate in Standard 6. With English as the primary mode of communication, the school enhances the strengths of the local curriculum amidst a vibrant, international environment that emphasizes the use of ICT as an integral learning and teaching tool and encourages students' active participation in the entire learning process.

The subjects offered at Primary levels are:

Bahasa Melayu English Language
Chinese Language Science
Mathematics Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Design & Technology Islamic Education
Moral Education Art
Music History
Physical & Health Education  

The Secondary School

Sekolah Menengah Tenby Ipoh (The Secondary School) offers the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Menengah (KSSM) from Form 1 to Form 5 that will lead to the Pentaksiran Tingkatan Tiga (PT3) examination in Form3, and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination in Form 5. The increased proportion of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) content in the curriculum as well as in the summative assessments have gradually brought about a shift from recalling in learning to critical thinking that will prepare the learners for global competition.

The subjects offered at Secondary levels are:

Bahasa Melayu English Language
Chinese Language Science
Biology Chemistry
Physics Mathematics
Additional Mathematics English for Science & Technology
Islamic Education Moral Education
Accounting Economics
Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Design & Technology
Art History
Geography Physical & Health Education

Sekolah Tenby Ipoh adds depth and substance to our curriculum by strongly enhancing it with selected elements from the United Kingdom education syllabus; especially in English, Mathematics and Science. The English curriculum implemented and taught follows Cambridge O Level or Cambridge 1119 standards. In addition, we also promote the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English using textbooks and resources that are globally recognised from the United Kingdom. Students in Standard 6 and Form 3 sit for the Cambridge Checkpoint exams which is set by the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE). Compare to local government schools, additional learning periods are allocated for all core subjects in Sekolah Tenby Ipoh.

We provide opportunities for our students to enhance their expressive communication skills through the learning of Music, Drama and Fine Arts. They are also exposed to problem solving and HOTS that enables each student to develop critical thinking skills and equip them with tools to prepare them for their further studies and social lives. Sekolah Tenby Ipoh develops character and leadership qualities through our academics, C.A.S.E (Creativity, Action, Service & Enrichment) and Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme.

Over the years, Sekolah Tenby Ipoh has shown impressive results in public examinations (UPSR, PT3 & SPM) and Cambridge Checkpoint where we have consistently ranked in top three schools in Northern Kinta district.


The Dual Language Programme (DLP) is part of the Malaysian government's effort to uphold Bahasa Malaysia and strengthen the usage of English in schools. Sekolah Tenby Ipoh is the only private national school in Perak approved by the Ministry of Education to run the DLP. The programme allows for English to be used in the teaching and learning of Science, Mathematics and Technology Engineering (STEM) subjects. The DLP Programme supports and reiterates our ethos of providing national education with international approach at Tenby Schools Ipoh and our parents are strongly in support of this programme.


Sekolah Tenby Ipoh emphasises on students’ proficiencies in three languages mainly Bahasa Melayu, English and Mandarin, making each student a trilingual speaker. Stronger Mandarin provision has been placed by the school through the Mandarin language proficiency certification of Youth Chinese Test (YCT) and Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)

HSK programme is a Chinese Proficiency Test used as an entry requirement for enrolment into any university in China. The recent batch of HSK students’ from Sekolah Tenby Ipoh performed exceptionally well whereby 50% of the students scored the highest grade of HSK Level 5 and 6.


MFLS is a new programme introduced by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and its strategic partners such as Ministry of Education, Outward Bound School. The programme is formulated holistically combining high impact indoor and outdoor activities. It is aimed at highlighting the young people’s potentials as strategic partners in developing the country based on the Federal Constitution and the principles of the Rukun Negara.

Sekolah Menengah Tenby Ipoh is the only private school in the Northern region of Malaysia selected to participate in this programme. There will be opportunities for selected students from our school to meet and be trained by the top corporate leaders, cabinet ministers and even the Prime Minister of Malaysia himself.