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  • Brookhouse International School (Kenya)
    Box 24987
    00502
    Nairobi
    KE
  • T +254 20 891 236 or 891 244
  • F +254 20 891 641
  • E info@brookhouse.ac.ke
  • W www.brookhouse.ac.ke
  • Memberships: Member of Round SquareMember Association of International Schools of Africa (AISA)Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS)Cambridge International Fellowship Centre
  • State/Independent: Independent: privately owned (individual/corporation)
  • Lower School Ages: 2-13
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Total 230 (Kindergarten, Years 1 – 8): 110 girls, 120 boys (30 boarders/ 200 day)
  • Senior School Ages: 13-19
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: Total 320: (Years 9 – 13, including 120 in sixth form):155 girls, 165 boys (130 boarders/190 day)
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: Mainstream with SEN support
  • Boarding: Available
  • Uniform: Yes
  • School Year: Academic year starts in September, holidays and mid-term breaks generally similar to UK private schools
  • School Hours: Prep school: 8.15am – 3.30 pm when the first bus run goes. Secondary: two options - finish at 3.30pm if not involved in activities. If involved on a particular day, finish at 4.50 and catch the second bus
  • Fee Currency: Kenyan Shillings (KShs)
  • Fee Details: 2015-2016 Fees: Creche: 75,000; Early years: 230,000; Year 1: 280,000; Year’s 2-5: 490,000 (including boarding: 875,000); Year’s 6-8: 535,000 (Including boarding: 920,000); Year’s 9-11: 590,000 (Including boarding: 975,000); Year’s 12–13: 605,000 (Including boarding: 990,000); BTEC courses: 275,000 (Including boarding: 660,000); Registration fee: 45,000.
  • Fee Extras: Caution money: 100,000 (day) - 200,000 (boarding); Transport (if required): 50,000 per term; Optional music lessons: 20,000 per term; Optional medical coverage (boarding students): 60,000 per term; Yearbook fee:2,500.
  • Religion: Non-denominational

A-Levels

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

National Curriculum for England

Council of International Schools (CIS)

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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