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British and Christian
Ages 2 to 13

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CurriculumsBritish and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 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 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Shilling585,000
to: Shilling1,896,855
Address: PO Box 23203 Lower Kabete Nairobi 00604 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 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 as an Additional Language

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.

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 are a Christian School that welcomes all faiths.

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

We are an open and welcoming community.

External examinations or assessments available

Common Entrance

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

Differentiated lessons and specialist support as necessary. Small group and individual support sessions.

PHPS believes in the early identification of pupils with individual learning needs so that appropriate intervention can begin in order to maximise the pupils’ learning within the mainstream environment. The teachers in the department support pupils through differentiation, or through individual, small group or in class support as required by a child’s individual learning needs.

PHPS uses a range of resources to assist in the development of specific areas of difficulties. In the Junior Department, a variety of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic resources are used to ensure multi-sensory teaching. In the Senior Department, the school provides integrated support to pupils and if necessary, withdrawal from a second language may be recommended to work on specific learning needs.

Pupils, parents and teachers work together to set individual targets for pupils who require an individualised learning plan and these meetings are conducted twice yearly. Should the need arise, we refer pupils to an educational psychologist for a full assessment and then work with the class and subject teachers to implement the recommendations following the assessment.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Everyday challenge in all lessons and activities.

Student access to education psychologist

We have a full time School Councilor

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, alongside a pupil visit and reports.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Brief, user friendly Maths and English as age appropriate.

Waiting list

In some Years.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Pupils can join anytime where there are places available.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

Playgroup - 12pm, Foundation and Reception - 2pm, 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

Aqua fun and games, board games, card games, chess, computer skill, DIY crafts, exploring nature, football, fun arts and crafts, knitting, funky dance and aerobics, home decorations, interactive whiteboard games, juggling and acrobatics, karate, kickboxing, modern dance, monkeynastics, nature club, origami, outdoor games, potter, Spanish, table tennis, taekwondo, trampolining, video club, badminton, book club, calligraphy, construction club, cookery, cross stitch, debating, digital photography, drama club, embroidery, fibres and fabrics, gardening, football, golf, hockey, pottery, life saving, newspaper, orchestra, public speaking, recycled crafts, rounders, running, Scottish dancing, swimming, Thai kick boxing, tie-dye and silk painting, t-shirt painting

Sports activities included

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Junior and Senior Libraries, a multi-purpose hall for theatre, Music lessons, ensembles and concerts, Drama and 2 new state-of-the-art Science labs

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

Peponi House is a multi-cultural community which encourages respect for self and others. Its emphasis is on excellence, through a broad, balanced education which aims to maximise the potential of each pupil and help them develop as a whole person.

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. PHPS makes the most of practical, investigative and interactive classroom experiences. PHPS 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.

PHPS 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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