Pembroke House School Admissions

By | February 3, 2021

Our admissions process is designed to identify pupils who would benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education and make a positive contribution towards the life of the school. We admit pupils at all ages depending on the availability of spaces in the relevant year group. We encourage applications from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds. Pembroke is committed to equal treatment for all, regardless of a candidate’s race, ethnicity, religion or social background. This enriches our community and is vital in preparing our pupils for today’s world. Although Pembroke has Christian roots, we do not select for entry on the basis of religious belief. However, parents should be aware that there are many areas of school life and the curriculum that focus on Christian teaching, which all pupils are expected to take part in.

We welcome pupils with special educational needs, providing that our Learning Support Department can offer them the support that they require. This includes pupils with physical disabilities, provided that our site can accommodate them. However, we advise parents of pupils with special educational needs or physical disabilities to discuss their child’s requirements with us so that we can make adequate provision for them.

We interview all candidates as part of our assessment process for each age group (apart from Reception). They may also be asked to sit assessment papers in certain subjects and/or Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests. Parents or guardians are also required to provide two recent school reports from their child’s previous school and the Head may contact the school for further information if required. Additionally, we will also require Safeguarding or Child Protection information from your child’s last school, which our Designated Safeguarding Lead will follow up on.

Most siblings join us at Pembroke, and they are given admission priority when places are restricted. Although our primary intake is at the beginning of the school year in September, we welcome new children at any time during the school year. This is because we understand that differing circumstances may mean that families need to relocate or find a school for their child/ren at short notice. We always encourage families to come and visit the school, and bring their children so they get a taste for Pembroke life, before enrolling – see Personal Visits.

Prospective parents should initially register their child/ren. This isn’t a binding commitment, but secures a place over those pupils who are not registered. There is no registration fee. If you would like to register your child, please complete the form here. Parents need to then pay the one-off joining fee of ksh 150,000, which secures a place at the school for the given year of entry. Should the place not be taken up, the entire joining fee is forfeited. After the pupil’s final term at the school, 50% of the joining fee is refunded, provided all obligations are met.

You can read our full Admissions Policy here.

Term Fees

FormKshAge in September
Pre-Nursery & Nursery87,5001 – 3 years
Reception163,3004 years
Year 1392,4005 years
Year 2627,8006 years
Years 3-8784,8007 years+
  • First sibling: 5% reduction on younger sibling’s fees.
  • Second and further siblings: 10% reduction on the youngest sibling’s fees. All sibling discounts are calculated on current pupils only.
  • For Years 1 – 7: Fees are due three times per year at the start of each term: the beginning of September, the beginning of January and the end of April.
  • For Year 8: Fees are due two times per year at the start of the first and second term: the beginning of September and the beginning of January.
  • There is a 3% discount for paying all three terms at the start of September.
  • A monthly ‘standing order’ payment option is available with 1.5% one-off surcharge on total fees.
  • Surcharge of 2.5% on balance 14 days after the first day of term plus a 1.5% interest every month are applied for late payments.
  • Incidental extras (such as postage, San bills, or trips) are billed after they are incurred in the invoice for the next term

Term Dates

Lent Term 2021

Term Begins Monday 11th January
First Exeat Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st January
Half Term Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st February
Second Exeat Friday 12th(2:00pm) – Sunday 14th March
Term Ends Thursday 1st April

Trinity Term 2021

Term Begins Sunday 25th April
First Exeat Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th May
Half Term Saturday 29th(2:00pm) May – Sunday 6th June
Term Ends Saturday 10th July

Michaelmas Term 2021

Term Begins Sunday 5th September
First Exeat Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th September
Half Term Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th October
Second Exeat Friday 19th(2:00pm) – Sunday 21st November
Term Ends Saturday 11th December

Contact details

Postal Address
Pembroke House School
PO Box 31
Gilgil 20116

Physical Address
Pembroke House School
Nyahururu Road

School Office
+254 (0)20 231 2324
+254 (0)727 108 567