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  • Braeburn Mombasa International School
    North of Mombasa island in Shanzu, along the Serena Hotel road
  • Mailing address:
    Braeburn Mombasa International School
    PO Box 83009
  • T +254 (0) 72 384 6878
  • E enquiries@brae…
  • W
  • State/Independent: Independent: privately owned (individual/corporation)
  • Lower School Ages: 3-5
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: Playgroup, Nursery and Reception: 11 boys, 17 girls
  • Middle School Ages: 6-11
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Middle School Numbers: Primary: (Years 1 – 6): 48 boys, 34 girls
  • Senior School Ages: 12-16
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: Secondary (Yrs 7 – 11): 30 boys, 31 girls Year 12 and Year 13: 5 boys, 4 girls (Total 180 pupils, capacity: 280)
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: Mainstream with SEN support
  • Boarding: Not available
  • Uniform: Yes
  • School Year: Academic year starts in Sept, 3 terms a year with mid-term breaks, dates similar to British independent schools
  • School Hours: 7.55 am to 3.55 pm
  • Fee Currency: Kenya shillings
  • Fee Details: 2016-2017 Tuition: Creche: 71,000; FS 1: 126,700; FS 2: 131,200; Yrs 1-2: 196,900; Yrs 3-6: 252,400; Yrs 7-9: 249,900; Yrs 10: 323,700; Yrs 11: 485,400; Year 12 and 13: 523,300.
  • Fee Extras: Transport: 35,600-53,400; Weekly Boarding: 190,300-235,460; Lunch 25,900 (Years 1-6); 29,300 (Years 7-10); 43,950 (Years 11-13; Deposit 10,000; Boarding deposit 10,000; Admission fee 10,000; Application fee 2,000.
  • Religion: Non-denominational

National Curriculum for England

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 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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