Nairobi
British curriculum
Ages 2 to 13

The Banda School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 13
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: Shilling1,650,000

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Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Banda does not have a designated ESL department but welcome children whose first language is not English. Banda can advise on ESL teachers who could support the learning of these pupils as an extra programme either within or outside school hours. Most of the younger children benefit from full immersion in English in the classroom.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Kiswahili

Use of technology in the classroom

As The Banda is at the forefront of E- Learning in Kenya all pupils in Years 7 and 8 have iPads, which further enhances the wide use of technology in the classroom. Classrooms are equipped with smart boards, data projectors and Apple TV. This is in addition to two modern ICT Suites and the bank of iPads for use by other year groups in the classroom.

Uniform required

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Department

Learning support offered

The Learning Support department has three full-time members of staff providing both one to one lessons and in class support for children with learning difficulties. This is at no additional cost to parents.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Film making, fitness and nutrition, nature/animal club, songs from the shows, bats and balls, languages and cultures, cookery, dance, chess and card games, art, touch rugby, sign language, music for fun

Sports activities included

Cricket, athletics, swimming, football, hockey, swimming, rugby, netball, tennis, cross-country

Sports facilities at the school

Several pitches for rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders and netball. Astro-turf hockey pitch which can also be used as netball and tennis courts. 25 metre swimming pool with diving boards and two glass-backed squash courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Banda School is a British curriculum preparatory school.

The aims of Banda School are:
- To provide a Broad and Balanced educational experience that will ensure the development of the whole child.
- To encourage an Ambition to excel – in all areas of school life.
- To create a Nurturing environment so that each child feels safe to face new challenges.
- To Develop enquiring minds, self-confidence and a range of skills to enable pupils to become independent learners.
- To promote Acceptance of all, thereby preparing pupils for their future as global citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

As a British Curriculum School, the teaching is entirely in line with modern British Prep Schools in the UK:
- In Pegasus Pre-Prep Banda has successfully implemented the Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals, which are designed to help children acquire and develop fundamental learning skills.
- In Key Stage 1 and 2, Banda adheres closely to the National Curriculum guidelines, adapting the syllabus where necessary to ensure that it is relevant to the children in the environment in which they live.
- At the start of Year 6 Banda begins to study the 13+ Common Entrance Syllabus in all academic subjects, preparing our children for the transition into their chosen Secondary Schools, whether they be in Kenya, South Africa, the UK or elsewhere.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in KES

Yearly fees: Shilling1,650,000
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: www.bandaschool.com
School's Fees webpage: www.bandaschool.com/489/school-fees
Address: Magadi Rd Nairobi Kenya

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