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  • The Banda School
    PO Box 24722
    Nairobi
    KE
    00502
  • T 254 20 891 220/260/34547828
  • F 254 20 890 004
  • E bandaschool@swiftkenya.com
  • W www.bandaschool.com
  • Memberships: Independent Association of Prep Schools
  • State/Independent: Independent: privately owned (individual/corporation)
  • Lower School Ages: 1-5
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Pegasus Pre-Prep(includes creche, nursery, reception, year 1): 50 boys; 50 girls
  • Middle School Ages: 6-9
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: 85 girls; 84 boys (yrs 2-4)
  • Senior School Ages: 10-13
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: 76 girls; 83 boys (yrs 5-8)
  • 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: 8:15-4:00
  • Fee Currency: Kenyan shillings
  • Fee Details: 2016-2917 Per term: Nursery 1: 205,000 (5 full days) 140,300 (3 full days); Nursery 2: 225,000; Reception: 255,000; Year 1: 320,000; Year 2: 495,000; Years 3-8: 550,000. Discount of 10% of basic fees for second and subsequent children.
  • Fee Extras: Registration fee and Entry fee. Examination fees, additional activities and certain trips.
  • Religion: Multi-Denominational

Common Entrance Exam - The Common Entrance is a qualifying exam usually taken at 11,12 or 13 in the private sector for entry to independent senior schools.

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Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) - Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a highly reputable membership organization that, in the UK, requires schools to have been inspected by an independent agency (usually ISI, aside from Ofsted reports) as a condition of membership. In the case of schools outside of the UK, member schools are required to have been inspected by a legitimate inspectorate or accreditation organisation (ie ISI, CIS etc) or to have been inspected by a trained inspector (ISI-trained or Ofsted-trained). Although attentive readers will know we are often skeptical of so-called "Ofsted-trained inspectors" (since outside of the UK there is no guarantee the person under contract has any such qualifications) or their reports (which- no matter how expert and well-trained the inspector, other countries are not required by law to keep in the original form, and schools may feel perfectly free to delete unattractive sections or add in glowing bits about themselves), we do believe one can rely on both inspectors and reports in this case (and in the school's less likely inclination to corrupt said reports), because IAPS eyeballs the reports themselves as part of that condition for membership. If the report does not pass muster or no inspection report exists, IAPS conduct their own thorough Diagnostic Review Visit (largely with ISI-trained inspectors), and that report then goes before the IAPS Membership committee for approval. Therefore schools coming out the other side can be said to have been well and properly inspected. IAPS "is also seeking to agree arrangements for regular re-inspections, so that it can ensure accreditation standards are maintained on an on-going basis". This should ensure schools keep their socks up to stay in IAPS' good books.

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