St. Andrew's, Turi Prep (Kenya)
- St. Andrew's, Turi Prep (Kenya)
Turi, near Molo (about 3 hours’ drive from Nairobi)
- Mailing address:
St. Andrew's, Turi Prep (Kenya)
Private Bag, Molo
- T +254 (020) 2025709/ +254 (722) 209750/+254 (735) 337736
- E prepadmissions…turimail.co.ke
- W www.standrewsturi.com
- Memberships: Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS)Edexcel, University of Cambridge International Exams
- State/Independent: Independent: private non-profit
- Lower School Ages: 4-13
- Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
- Lower School Numbers: Nursery (Reception): 7 boys, 3 girlsYears 1 – 8: total 229 – 122 boys and 107 girls Day pupils: 2 Boarders: 210 (capacity approximately 220 pupils)
- Middle School Numbers:
- Teaching Language: English
- SEN: Mainstream with SEN support
- Boarding: Available
- Uniform: Yes
- School Year: Academic year Sept-July, 3 terms a year with mid-term breaks, dates similar to UK independent schools.
- School Hours: Teaching day starts at 8.00am, ends at 7.30pm (after the prep period, and before the children return to dorms).
- Fee Currency: Kenyan shillings
- Fee Details: Tuition per term: Reception (Day only) - 281,500 Years 1 to 2: Day - 281,500 Weekly Boarding - 534,900 Full Boarding - 563,000; Years 3 to 4: Day - 380,250 Weekly Boarding - 555,800 Full Boarding - 585,000; years 5 to 6: Day - 407,550 Weekly Boarding - 595,700 Full Boarding - 627,000; Years 7 to 8: Day - 439,400; Weekly Boarding - 642,200 Full Boarding - 676,000; Discount of 5% off basic fees for second and subsequent children.
- Fee Extras: Registration deposit of 50% of one term's boarding fees per child is required to reserve an offered place and is refunded at time of departure.
- Religion: Christian
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.
National Curriculum for England
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.