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  • Hillcrest Secondary School
    Langata Road
    Nairobi
    KE
  • Mailing address:
    Hillcrest Secondary School
    PO Box 24819
    Nairobi 00502
    KE
  • T 254 20 3002757/ (20)806 7783/ 806 6784/0724 255 444 / 0733 255442
  • F +254 (20) 882350
  • E admin@hillcrest.ac.ke
  • W www.hillcrest.ac.ke
  • Memberships: COBIS; HMC; ISI; CIE: AQA; Edexcel; BTEC
  • State/Independent: Independent: privately owned (individual/corporation)
  • Lower School Ages: 13-14
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Ages 13-14 Total number in Year 9: 65 students
  • Middle School Ages: 14-16
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: Ages 14-16 Total number in Years 10 & 11: 135 students
  • Senior School Ages: 16-18
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: Ages 16-18 Total number in Sixth form (Year 12/13): 100
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: Mainstream with SEN support
  • Boarding: Available
  • Uniform: Yes
  • School Year: September-July; holidays and half term breaks generally similar to UK private schools (Christmas, October etc)
  • School Hours: 8.10 am to 3.45 pm
  • Fee Currency: Kenyan Shillings (KShs)
  • Fee Details: 2017-2018 Fee Structure per Term: Years 9-11: 635,500; Years 12 & 13: 671,500. Termly boarding : 275,750;
  • Fee Extras: Lunch 35,750 per term; (optional) Refundable caution deposit: 100,000; Transport: 38,300 - 100,400 depending on route;
  • Religion: Non-denominational

A-Levels

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

National Curriculum for England

BSO (British Schools Overseas inspection programme) - To our great delight and at long last, the UK Department for Education has launched the British Schools Overseas (BSO) programme. School. They've approved seven agencies, all authorised to perform "accreditation against standards similar to independent schools operating in Britain", complete with published inspection reports that are available to parents and show how well individual British schools abroad measure up against British standards. These inspections ensure "schools advertising a 'British character' are upholding the rigour and excellence of [the British] system". According to the UK Dept for Education website, to be recognised by the Department for Education a British school overseas must have an inspection report which shows that their performance against all the standards is at least satisfactory. This reflects the standards required for continuing registration as a school in England. Schools meeting the standards will have their inspection reports published on the Department's website and will be allocated a unique reference number on the national school reference system, Edubase". We would have expected this to be a fairly ponderous undertaking, taking years to get round to so many British international schools. But since it was launched in 2011, we find ourselves racing to keep pace with these fresh inspections across the globe. A (slightly confusing) (after all, how else would you have known this was an official government site?) set of maps on the following links show the locality of each British school overseas that has been inspected (or will be in the next three years) under the Department's inspection scheme. Individual inspection reports are available to download via the school location pins on these maps: Countries A-I Countries J-Z Pre-BSO Inspections Listed by Country These seven inspection providers have been approved to inspect British schools overseas under the BSO programme (inspection providers in operation and being monitored by Ofsted are marked with an asterix):

Council of British International Schools (COBIS) - COBIS is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and offers British accreditation internationally. As a condition of membership, COBIS schools must undergo a statutory inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). ISI is the body approved by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in ISC under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002. Following a successful ISI inspection, COBIS is able to confer formal accreditation on its member schools worldwide. To confirm whether a school is actually accredited by COBIS, or has been inspected by ISI, you may check their member school directories (COBIS international schools) (ISI School Report Search), and may click on the school's link to read the report.

Council of International Schools (CIS)

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) (DfE BSO approved) - Independent Schools Inspectorate - One of six inspection providers that have been approved to inspect under the British Schools Overseas programme. According to the UK Dept of Education website, to be recognised by the Department for Education, "a British school overseas must have an inspection report which shows that their performance against all the standards is at least satisfactory. This reflects the standards required for continuing registration as a school in England. Schools meeting the standards will have their inspection reports published on the Department's website and will be allocated a unique reference number on the national school reference system, Edubase". A map on this link shows the locality of each British school overseas which has been inspected under the Department's inspection scheme. Individual inspection reports are available to download via the school location pins on the map.

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