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  • Pembroke House
    Nyahururu Road, Gilgil
  • Mailing address:
    Pembroke House
    PO Box 31
    Gilgil 20116
  • T 254 (0) 20 231 23 23
  • F 254 20 890004
  • E registrar@pemb…
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  • Memberships: IAPS
  • State/Independent: Independent: private non-profit
  • Lower School Ages: 2-5
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Pre-prep: 5 boys and girls
  • Middle School Ages: 6-13
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: Yrs 2 – 8: 69 boys, 75 girls
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: SEN considered case by case
  • Boarding: Available
  • Uniform: Yes
  • School Year: September- June; 3 terms a year with mid-term breaks, dates similar to UK schools
  • School Hours: Hard to define in a boarding school,but hours away from boarding: 7:30-5:30
  • Fee Currency: Kenyan shilling
  • Fee Details: 2016-2017 Terms fees, inclusive of all boarding 7 days a week: Nursery: 75,000; PreSchool: 140,000; Year 1: 219,000; Year 2: 516,000; Years 3-8: 645,000. Sibling discounts are available.
  • Fee Extras: Registration: 5,000. Joining fee: 100,000 of which 50% is refunded after final term if all obligations are met. There are many extra curricular activities available for optional fees, such as various sports, music, dance, riding and woodworking.
  • Religion: Anglican

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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