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British and Christian
Ages 5 to 13

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CurriculumsBritish and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 13
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Shilling1,147,080
to: Shilling2,190,825
Address: PO Box 23203 Lower Kabete Nairobi 00604 Kenya
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Kenyan but a mix of ethnic origins from African and Indian to European

Ratio of local students to international students

Half of our pupils are Kenyan and the other half are International pupils.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Learning Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, Latin, Kiswahili

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with interactive flat screen displays, allowing the children the opportunity to use and explore technology in learning, blending the most modern technology with traditional rigor and standards. - This needs to include there are class sets of mobile devices that are used to support learning and are used on a 1:1 basis. Computer science is taught supported by two fully equipped ICT laboratories.

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)

We offer an outstanding online provision when necessary.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We welcome all faiths but are based on Christian principles.

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

We are an open and welcoming community and teach our children to respect all faiths.

External examinations or assessments available

Common Entrance and the school has a systematic approach to tracking progress through the use of UK standardised tests including cognitive ability testing

Results in these examinations

Excellent, according to ability.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

15/20 minutes for Years 3 and 4
20/30 minutes for Years 5 and 6
40 minutes for Years 7 and 8.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost all.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support Department
Lessons are carefully planned and are generally accessible to all.

Learning support offered

Peponi House believes in the early identification of pupils with individual learning difficulties so that appropriate high quality intervention can begin in order to maximise the pupils’ learning within the mainstream environment. The teachers in the department support pupils through differentiation within the classroom and where needed short term intervention programmes are delivered by specialist SEND teachers. Our approach focuses on ensuring pupils have the skills they need to be independent learners in the mainstream curriculum.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiated approach as well as opportunities for challenge within the activities and scholarship programmes.

Student access to education psychologist

The school will work with parents to identify appropriately qualified and registered educational psychologists.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, alongside a pupil visit, reports and references from previous schools.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Peponi House (Years 3 – 8)
All applicants are asked to complete an entry assessment to ensure that the School is able to meet the child's needs. Children are asked to come to the School for their assessment.
The children will be asked for their last 3 terms reports from their current school plus any other reports related to their learning eg. Educational Psychologists report.
For children at schools outside the Nairobi area, the child’s current school may be sent an assessment to take in the same conditions as if they were at Peponi.

Kindergarten and Years 1 and 2

For all children considered for entry into the Kindergarten assessment may be conducted informally while observing play in small groups.

Children being considered for entry into Year 1 and 2 will be invited to attend an assessment carried out by our Head of Pre Prep and Pre Prep Teachers. This will include a phonics check, reading, assessments of understanding of language and basic number recognition. This assessment will be with other children from their current Kindergarten and will be for about one hour on a chosen date.

Waiting list

In most Year Groups

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

January of the next Academic Year

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

Years 1 and 2 - 3pm, Years 3 and 4 - 3:30pm, Years 5 to 8 - 4pm

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes and they are excellent.

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Tennis, Mind Ninjas, Cross-Fit, LAMDA, Gymnastics, Ballet, Brainsprouts Nature Club, Aadya Kathak Dance, Bollywood Fusion Dance, Karate, Brainsprouts Cool Crafts, Knitting & Crochet, Yoga, Chess, Dance 98, Young Engineers, Cooking, Creptie Steam & Robotics, Archery, Bumblebees Glee Musical Theatre.

Sports activities included

Swimming, cricket, athletics, hockey, squash, football, netball, rugby, tennis, cross country running

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

The school benefits from a newly developed campus which incorporates junior and senior libraries, two computer suites, a multi-purpose hall for theatre, music lessons, ensembles and concerts in addition to music teaching and practice rooms. There is a separate drama room, 2 new state-of-the-art science labs, a Design Engineering workshop as well as a separate purpose-built art studio. The school has a heated outdoor swimming pool and benefits for tennis courts and grass pitches.

Sports facilities at the school

3 all-weather tennis courts, 4 cricket nets, 25 metre six lane heated swimming pool, sports pavilion, 5 large multi-purpose sports pitches.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our emphasis is on aspiration and ambition, facilitated through a broad, balanced and inspiring education that aims to discover and develop the potential within our pupils.

Peponi is a diverse educational community with an extensive focus on creating a unique learning journey for all our pupils. Offering  forward-looking preparation for success and happiness in a rapidly changing world. Hard work, friendships, co-operation and respect underpin our mutually supportive community, bolstered by pastoral excellence and a growing expertise in pioneering and dynamic teaching and learning.

We aspire for ambitious results, therefore our academic programme is at the heart of what we do. That said, we strongly believe that the journey is as important as the destination so, through to the core of our curriculum, we ultimately aim for happiness: A true sense of contentment, belonging and security. It is crucial that our pupils enjoy their studies, thrive and have fun. Therefore alongside our challenging academics, pupils are given opportunities to acquire broader skills and interests. We encourage all our pupils to have high aspirations and to nurture their individual passions. Through pupil dedication to learning and developing the self, they strive for academic and personal excellence.

The school’s motto “A School of Many Nations, a Family of One” came about as the result of a competition held among the first Peponi pupils when the school was still in its infancy. In many ways, it encapsulates all that we hold most dear.

First and foremost, PHPS is a school and the academic side of things lies at the heart of all that the school does. PHPS believes that excellence in the classroom, in terms of both effort and achievement, is the key ingredient in making a successful school. However, the school is also a family and that makes itself very clear in the day to day life of the school. It has an open door policy with its parents and encourages them to be very active in their support of what the school does, either through our energetic PTA or through close consultation with the staff.

PHPS has children from many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds and it encourages understanding and above all respect for each other. It is a Christian School and the ethos of “Love one another” is a recurring theme in its Thursday services, but the school is proud of its multi-faith society where children learn to appreciate and value their differences as well as their similarities.

Teaching approach of the school

Exploration, interaction and thoughtfulness are the foundations of the learning experience provided at Peponi House. Children are encouraged to be independent learners from Year 2 and they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Peponi House makes the most of practical, investigative and interactive classroom experiences. Peponi House aims to challenge and stretch each individual child, acknowledging that they are unique, whole people who should be nurtured and developed in a stimulating, open-minded educational environment.

Peponi house prides itself on giving its children breadth as well as depth in their education. The academic curriculum is based on the framework provided by the British National Curriculum and the demands of the Common Entrance (CE) syllabus for preparatory schools. Children study Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Kiswahili, Science, Drama, Art, Design Technology, Computing, Music, PE, Swimming, French, Spanish or Latin.

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