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Preparing Pupils for Secondary Schools | The Banda

"We aim to: encourage an ambition to excel – in all areas of school life"

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The Banda prides itself on preparing pupils well for entry to Secondary Schools at 13+. A strong relationship exists between The Banda and top independent schools throughout the UK, South Africa, Kenya and other parts of the world.

One of the School’s aims : ‘To encourage an ambition to excel – in all areas of school life is evident in the outstanding results achieved at Common Entrance and scholarship level. Amongst the outgoing Year 8 cohort leaving The Banda in July 2017, 21 scholarships were achieved to schools within Kenya and the UK. 

Scholarships have been awarded to Banda pupils by the following schools:

  • Gordonstoun, UK
  • Fettes College, UK
  • Sherborne, UK
  • King's School, Taunton, UK
  • Royal Hospital School, UK
  • King’s School, Bruton, UK
  • Culford School, UK
  • Monkton Combe, UK
  • Hillcrest Secondary School, Kenya
  • Peponi Secondary School, Kenya
  • Brookhouse International School, Kenya
  • St. Andrew's School, Turi, Kenya

The scholarships or exhibitions achieved include Academic, Sport, Drama, Art, Music and All-Rounder awards. 

Other schools attended by our 2016-17 leavers included:

  • Winchester College, UK
  • Merchiston Castle School, UK
  • Cheltenham College, UK
  • Hilton College, RSA

Pupils from The Banda go on to achieve great things and to assume positions of responsibility. It is of note that within the last 6 years The Banda pupils have gone on to include: one Head Boy of Harrow, two Head Boys of Cheltenham College, one Head Girl of Cranleigh and Head of School at Canford School, to name a few accomplishments.  

There is no doubt that The Banda ensures all-round quality education and in the words of Nicholas Allen (IAPS Chairman 2012-2013): 

“Pupils leave The Banda academically prepared for secondary school and also equipped with a range of skills and attitudes that will serve them well throughout their lives as friends, husbands and wives, parents, team players, and leaders in whatever field of endeavour they seek."

"We aim to: encourage an ambition to excel – in all areas of school life"

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