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The privately-owned Banda School (Nairobi) is a multi-national British preparatory school with 428 co-ed students, age 1-13, excellent academics, full choice of extracurricular opportunities and a weekly boarding option.

  • Banda School (The)
    Magadi Road
  • Mailing address:
    Banda School (The)
    PO Box 24722
    Nairobi 00502
  • T +254 70 995 1000/+254 20 513 1100
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Lower School Ages: 12 months -5
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Pegasus Pre-Prep (includes playgroup, nursery, reception): 50 boys; 50 girls
  • Middle School Ages: 6-9
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: 101 girls, 94 boys
  • Senior School Ages: 10-13
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: 68 girls, 67 boys
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: Mainstream with SEN support
  • Boarding: Available
  • Uniform: Yes
  • School Year: Academic year starts in Sept, 3 terms a year with mid-term breaks, dates similar to British independent schools (approx one month Christmas; one month Easter; two months July, August)
  • School Hours: 8:10-3:45
  • Fee Currency: Kenyan shillings
  • Fee Details: 2018 -2019 (latest published) Annual Tuition Fees: Playgroup: 43,000 - 65,000 (depending on number of days) Nursery: 137,200 - 250,000 (depending on age & number of days) Reception: 280,000; Year 1: 360,000 Year 2: 585,000 Years 3-8: 645,000 Weekly Boarding (full-time): 195,000 Weekly Boarding (flexi): 18,000 Daily Boarding : 4,500 Discount of 10% of basic fees for second and subsequent children.
  • Fee Extras: Registration and entry fees, exam fees, additional activities and certain trips.
  • Religion: Multi-Denominational
  • Memberships: Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) KAIIS (Kenya Association of International Independent Schools)
  • State/Independent: Independent: privately owned (individual/corporation)


  • Common Entrance Exam
  • National Curriculum for England


  • BSO (British Schools Overseas inspection programme)

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