For over 30 years, Braeburn School has ensured that children in our care enjoy the very best possible start. We provide opportunities to develop and succeed whilst enjoying a safe and happy learning environment nurturing a sense of social responsibility and respect. It is our constant aim to bring out the best in our children and to provide a well-rounded experience for every child; developing a blend of creativity, confidence and courtesy, which will enable our young people to cope with the demands of life in the 21st century, wherever in the world they may live.

Braeburn is staffed by a dedicated, hard working and professional body of teachers with high expectations of all students. Our parents are also actively involved in the school and feel very much part of what goes on. Our students are polite, enthusiastic, well mannered, independent and keen to learn; they are an absolute credit to the school. But most important of all, they are happy, and happy children learn. Braeburn is a happy and fun place to be. Trust your children to this school and we will deliver happy and confident achievers in return.

We have an holistic approach to learning where an equal emphasis and weighting is placed on academics, music, sports, the arts, outdoor pursuits and drama.

We are CIS accredited and members of IAPS and COBIS. We encourage all students, to develop their individual talents to the full; aspiring to excellence in all they undertake.

Admissions Policy

Braeburn School follows the admission policy of the Braeburn Group of International Schools.

Supporting documents

All applicants must provide copies of their passport or copies of birth certificate, previous 2 reports, leaving certificate from previous school.

Year groups

Year groupAge requirement(age on or before 1 September in the year of entry, must not exceed the higher limit)
Creche (where applicable)2
FS13
FS24
Year 15
Year 26
Year 37
Year 48
Year 59
Year 610
Year 711
Year 812
Year 913-14
Year 1014-15
Year 1115-16

Term Dates

Term 1, 2019-2020
Term opens27th August 2019
Half term begins11th October 2019
Half term ends22nd October 2019
Term ends6th December 2019
Term 1, 2019-2020
Term opens27th August 2019
Half term begins11th October 2019
Half term ends21st October 2019
Term ends6th December 2019
Term 2, 2019-2020
Term opens7th January 2020
Half term begins7th February 2020
Half term ends17th February 2020
Term ends27th March 2020
NB: Easter Friday 10th April and Easter Sunday 12th April 2020
Term 3, 2019-2020
Term opens21st April 2020
Half term begins22nd May 2020
Half term ends2nd June 2020
Term ends10th July 2020

Children are only placed in year groups according to their age. In exceptional circumstances a child may be placed in a year group below their age band. The reasons for this are normally identified Additional Educational Needs and it is considered in the child’s best interest. This is only agreed with substantial evidence that supports the decision (for example, assessments by an Educational Psychologist).

Children are never placed in a year group above their age band, regardless of academic ability or previous schooling. We believe this is best practice for children’s emotional, social and physical development, as well as their language and communication development, especially in the Early Years.

Parents of children with birthdays in July or August will be given a choice if they wish to hold their children back in a year group so they are the oldest in the class not the youngest. The advantages and possible disadvantages (sports) will be explained to parents on admission so they can make an informed decision.

Waiting lists

Where a year group is full, new admissions will be placed on a waiting list. Waiting lists operate on a first come, first served basis. Priority may be given to siblings of children who have a place in the school.

Siblings

Children with siblings already attending the school will be given priority in situations where there are waiting lists for entry to a particular year. There is a discount on tuition fees for siblings.

Differentiation and setting

At Braeburn, children are in mixed ability classes, and differentiation takes place within all classes to ensure children’s needs are met. This may be done through variation of teaching methods, task or expected learning outcomes. Teachers will often group children within their classes to assist with differentiation. The learning objectives covered for all children in a year group is the same. Where numbers allow, setting in Mathematics, English and Modern Foreign languages, may take place in Year 2 and above.

Additional education provision

The school welcomes children with mild learning difficulties and offers a range of additional support. There is a policy of inclusion in most mainstream classes with withdrawal from one or two subjects decided in consultation with parents, the pupil (age dependent) and teachers.

Where known or suspected, parents are expected to make the school aware of any additional needs their child may have, before admission into the school.

Children will undergo specific assessments soon after admission as challenges become apparent or parents will be asked to take the child for assessments by external specialists.

If the school finds it cannot meet the needs of a particular child, the parents will be advised to withdraw the child and recommendations for alternative provision will be made.

English as an additional language

The school has limited provision for children who have no knowledge of the English language. Special oral and written tests may be used to determine the child’s proficiency in English. The approach and support offered by the school is age dependent and is outlined in the table below.

Key stageProvision
EYU and KS1Pupils are supported in mainstream classes – both beginners and those with a more advanced knowledge.
KS2 and KS3Beginners undergo an intensive English course for an hour a day for 10 weeks, being withdrawn from Literacy, preferably in the morning lessons.

Physical disability

We will endeavour to educate students with physical disability within the constraints of school facilities and environment.

Admission testing

We use pre and post admission testing to:

  • ensure all pupils can access our curriculum,
  • provide teachers with an idea of a child’s needs and strengths
  • help with target setting for academic performance

Medical form

This must be completed by parents as soon as the child has joined the school.

Leaving the school

The headteacher must receive one term’s notice in writing. If notice is not received, one term’s fees in lieu of notice will be charged.

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Global Compact is strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. The UN Global Compact works toward the vision of a sustainable and inclusive global economy which delivers lasting benefits to people, communities, and markets.

Visit United Nations Global Compact website

View Braeburn Schools Letter of Commitment and Communication On Engagement Report

Basic fees (2019-2020 academic year)

Year GroupAnnual Tuition Fee (KSh)Deposit (KSh)
FS1 (Nursery) – mornings only650,10050,000
FS1 (Nursery) – afternoon care73,8000
Year 1 to 61,514,40050,000
FS2 (Reception)723,00050,000
Year 7 to 91,566,30050,000
Year 101,670,40050,000
Year 11 (IGCSE)1,670,40050,000
Year 12 & 13 (AS/A2/BTEC)1,787,40050,000

Lunch

Year GroupAnnual Lunch Fee (KSh)
FS1 (Nursery) – mornings only85,800
FS2 (Reception)89,700
Year 1 & 290,300
Year 3 to 693,600
Year 7 & 8100,800
Year 9 & 10102,300
Year 11 to 13102,300

Transport

Year GroupTransport TypeAnnual Transport Fee (KSh)
FS1 (Nursery) to Year 10Regular transport155,400
FS1 (Nursery) to Year 10Door-to-door transport275,700
Year 11 to 13Regular transport155,400
Year 11 to 13Door-to-door transport275,700

Deposits are charged once on joining the school but must be topped up if deductions are made for losses or breakages. The deposit (or balance thereof) is refundable at the end of a pupil’s final term following clearance by the headteacher.

Year 11, 12 and 13 fees are billed in two tranches in August and December. Fees for all other years are billed in three tranches in August, December and April.

Important information about school fees

  1. Above Fees indicate costs for Tuition, Lunch, School Transport services, Boarding (where applicable) but do not include Enrolment or any applicable Examinations Fees.
  2. Applications for placement at the school are only processed on the return of a duly completed registration form and on the payment of a non-refundable registration fee of KSh 2,000/-. In certain Year Groups where vacancies are limited, a 20% advance payment of the tuition fee is payable against the First Term’s invoice. This advance payment is not refundable if confirmed places are not taken up. Children who cannot be accommodated immediately are put on a waiting list.
  3. Fees above are in Kenya Shillings. The above fees are fully inclusive of all approved textbooks and exercise books.
  4. Early payment discount: Fees are payable on or before the first day of each term. A discount of 3% on tuition fees is given when full payment is made within 6 days of the due date.
  5. Family discounts, on tuition fees only are allowed in bills as follows:
    2nd Child: 10%
    3rd Child: 20%
    4th Child: 30%
    5th & subsequent Child: 40%
  6. A surcharge of 1.25% is levied per month for the late payment of fees.
  7. Activity fees are charged separately and are normally accompanied by an official letter from the headteacher.
  8. A full term’s notice in writing and the headteacher’s acknowledgement in writing of the same is required for withdrawals else, a full term’s fees are payable in lieu of such notice.
  9. The Board of Directors reserves the right to alter the fees at five months notice.

Braeburn School
Gitanga Road, Lavington, Nairobi
P O Box 45112
Nairobi 00100
Kenya

+254 (0) 722 685575
+254 (0) 733 553480

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