The Banda School rated 'Outstanding' by the UK School Inspection Service

Banda joins Gloucester Campus in England as the only two schools that have been judged by SIS inspectors in 2017/18 to be outstanding in all respects.

Kenya's Banda School was recently awarded 'Outstanding' in all areas of educational provision following a successful inspection by the School Inspection Service (SIS).

According to SIS, the international school based in Langata,Nairobi complied with the British Schools Overseas standards, except those precluded by Kenyan law.

"The Banda School provides an outstanding education for its pupils. It meets all the British Schools Overseas (BSO) standards, except those precluded by Kenyan law," SIS noted in its report.

The Banda School is one of the few prep schools in Africa and is the third most expensive school to attend in Kenya, with fees at KES 1.5 million yearly.

The School Inspection Service is an independent body tasked with carrying out inspections of independent schools in England as well as British Schools Overseas (BSO) according to the framework for inspection agreed with the Department for Education (DfE).

The inspection focused on five educational provisions including the quality of education, pupils' personal development,safeguarding pupils’ welfare health and safety Leadership,management & governance and effectiveness of the Early Years’ provision.

"Pupils continue to make very good progress in all subjects....Pupils’ independent learning skills are very effective and they are well equipped to tackle the demanding work that they receive in lessons," said the report with regards to the quality of education.

With regards to personal development, SIS inspectors were impressed by the confidence and skills garnered by the students to cope with the new opportunities in their next education level once they leave the school.

The report also noted that their behaviour is excellent and attitudes to school and to wider society are exceptionally positive.

In reaching their judgements, the inspectors observed lessons, attended assembly and held meetings with the proprietor, head teacher, staff and pupils. They examined the school’s website, documents and records, scrutinised pupils’ work and reviewed responses to parents’ questionnaires completed before the inspection.

Banda joins Gloucester Campus in England as the only two schools that have been judged by SIS inspectors in 2017/18 to be outstanding in all respects.

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