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Academic Overview of Our Preparatory School | The Banda

"We aim to: develop enquiring minds, self-confidence and a range of skills..."

quote-mark Director of Teaching and Learning

THE BANDA IS A UNIQUE AND VIBRANT PREPARATORY SCHOOL, WITH A WONDERFULLY POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE.

Pupils and teachers at The Banda exhibit a great deal of mutual respect, alongside a shared sense of fun and a desire to succeed. Our teaching staff fully invest in ensuring that every child in their care strives for greatness and achieves his or her best in all areas of the British education system, including extra-curricular activities. This is what makes The Banda one of the best schools in Kenya.

As a British Curriculum School, our teaching is entirely in line with modern British Prep Schools in the UK.

  • In Pegasus Pre-Prep we have successfully implemented the Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals, which are designed to help children acquire and develop fundamental learning skills.
  • In Key Stage 1 and 2, we adhere closely to the National Curriculum guidelines, adapting the syllabus where necessary to ensure that it is relevant to the children in the environment in which they live.
  • At the start of Year 6 we begin to study the 13+ Common Entrance Syllabus in all academic subjects, preparing our children for the transition into their chosen Secondary Schools, whether they be in Kenya, South Africa, the UK or elsewhere.

The Banda is a results driven non-selective school, catering for a broad range of abilities.  It is testament to the experienced and qualified teaching staff as well as the work ethic of our highly motivated pupils that we continually achieve such great success at Common Entrance.  2016’s Year 8 cohort gained 93% A* - C grades in their final Common Entrance Exams, with all gaining entry to their first choice Secondary School.  We have also developed a comprehensive Scholarship programme in order to thoroughly prepare our pupils should they choose to apply for Scholarships to their chosen Secondary School. Amongst the 27 children leaving The Banda in July 2017, 20 Scholarships were achieved to schools within Kenya and in the UK.

The Learning Support department has three full-time members of staff providing both one to one lessons and in class support for children with learning difficulties. This is at no additional cost to parents.

 

"We aim to: develop enquiring minds, self-confidence and a range of skills..."

quote-mark Director of Teaching and Learning
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