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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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 16 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling698,850
to: Shilling2,284,500
Address: P. O Box 24819 Langata Rd Nairobi City Kenya
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Kenyan and British

Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Kiswahili, French (Early Years & Prep) + the following in Secondary Spanish, German, Arabic + native languages such as Dutch

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes Year 5 upwards have their own laptops, lower down classes share school laptops.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Age appropriate

Uniform required


Waiting list

In some classes

Entry evaluation for students

Taster & Evaluation Day at the school for those in Nairobi, for overseas students, skype interview and confidential reference received from current school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English, Maths and verbal& non verbal reasoning

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ideally 1st June

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes if space available and admissions criteria met

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

Year 8 - ISEB Common Entrance, Year 11 Cambridge IGCSE, Year 13 A-Levels and BTECs

Results in these examinations


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non denominational school - respect & learn about all religions

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, Learning Support Departments

Learning support offered

Personalised depending on requirements

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through a scholarship and 'Stretch and Fly' programme.

Student access to education psychologist

We can recommend one.

School start time

Early Years 8.30 am; Prep 8 am; Secondary 8.10 am

School finish time

Early Years 3 pm; Prep 3.30 pm; Secondary 3.45 pm

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Big choice that changes termly including sports, performing arts, creative arts, STEAM.

School provided lunches

Yes - Early Years and Prep included in the fees; Secondary Optional

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


Sports activities included

Lots of sport

Sports facilities at the school

Extensive fields with track, gym, 2 swimming pools, basketball/tennis courts, squash court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Small, friendly, strong values - respect, determination, curiosity and independence.

Teaching approach of the school

We aim to inspire, encourage and empower our students.


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