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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 13
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling306,300
to: Shilling2,746,200
Address: 31 Nyahururu Rd, Gilgil, Kenya

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French (and Latin)

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Each child from Y5 upwards has their own Chrome Book. Dedicated Digital Hub classroom for timetabled Digital Learning lessons.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Christian Ethos

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Non selective entry regardless of creed or culture. Different religions are taught in TPR lessons. A variety of religious days are acknowledged throughout the school calendar.

External examinations or assessments available

Common Entrance
Invigilation Centre for ISEB pre-tests
ABRSM and MTB Music exams

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate in Common Entrance

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. Prep is completed at school before supper from Monday to Thursday.

Approximate hours of homework given

Approximately 40 minutes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All children gain senior school places

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, four full time SEN teachers

Learning support offered

Dedicated teaching in the 'Coach House'.
One to one Teaching Assistant support within the classroom.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through 'extension' work in the classroom; setting core subjects by ability; additional scholarship lessons.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have a visiting peripatetic psychologist

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Requesting two reports from previous school.

Waiting list

Not currently

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept registration throughout the year. No deadlne.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

07:40 hrs

School finish time

For day students, 17:20 hrs

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, the school offers responsive boarding provision

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, full catering. Food cooked from scratch in our own kitchens.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

As required

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

More than 380x sessions! From horse riding, MotoX, tennis and football to chess, tae kwon do and cooking.

Sports activities included

Cricket, Field Hockey, Rugby, Netball, Swimming, Cross Country, Athletics, Tennis

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, across all major sports listed above

Facilities at the school

STEAM Centre, Theatre, Science Lab, Library Space, Art Centre, Chapel, Boarding Houses, Music Rooms, 140 acre campus with Forestry area, Parent Cafe.

Sports facilities at the school

Horse Stables and pony paddock; Swimming Pool, Sports Pitches, Tennis Courts, Squash Court, Indoor Sports Hall with Astro, MotoX Course

Grades/ages available for boarding

From Y2 to Y8.

Boarding facilities at the school

Dedicated male and female boarding houses. Both have their own 'chill out' spaces where the children can relax, watch movies, read, play table tennis. Dining Hall where all children eat together as a 'family'. Boarding is responsive to meet the needs of the parents, from occasional nights or weekly to full boarding. Trips arranged most weekends including Exeat weekends when children can't get home. All children in the school are allocated a bed in dorms, even day students. Every dorm has a dorm prefect from the seniors, to look after the younger children.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Pembroke House has been educating children for nearly a century. It is a small yet vibrant IAPS flexible boarding school for both boys and girls aged between 6 months and 13 years. It has a unique 'Pembroke Spirit' that matches it's unique location in the heart of the Rift Valley, Kenya and fully embodies it's school motto of 'Fortuna Favet Fortibus' (Fortune Favours The Brave) Our children are inquisitive and thrive in a setting that places a high emphasis on the outdoors and it's stunning natural environment.

Teaching approach of the school

The teaching places a strong emphasis on the individual child, with a clear vision of bringing out the best in every child both in and out of the classroom. The school follows a broad British curriculum and has small class sizes. Lessons range from dedicated Outdoor Learning lessons in the schools' forestry , Kenyan Citizenship and Kiswahili to traditional subjects such as Latin. Collaborative, project based learning is enjoyed in the STEAM centre. Sport plays a significant part of Pembroke Life. All children also benefit from remarkable school trips, whether learning about conservation and human/wildlife conflict in the Maasai Mara or climbing Mt Kenya!

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