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Application Process

Application Process

We warmly invite you to visit St Andrew’s School, Turi and see our beautiful country estate and School life in action. Please complete our Application for admission form below. Visits to the School are best organised in advance by speaking to our Admissions Team. This allows us to organise a personal tour for your family, focusing on areas specific to your child. You will also have the opportunity to meet with the Headmaster or Deputy Head as well as other key members of staff.

Assessments

Assessments vary depending on the age of your child. We aim to make assessments as relaxed as possible to ensure your child feels comfortable and able to be themselves.

Before your visit

We would ask you to scan and email copies of your child’s most recent school report, a copy of their birth certificate or passport at the time of your application.

Prep School Assessments (ages 4-12)

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Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 (ages 4-6)

The assessment is solely to inform us of the pupil’s current abilities.  Your child will be asked to do a number of tasks which provide insight into learning preferences, views and character.

  • write a short story entitled  ‘All about me’
  • choose a book, reading it aloud and discussing it with a teacher
  • talk to one of our teachers about a topic, stimulated by an interesting question
  • a spatial task where the children can use their creativity

 

Years 3-8 (ages 7-12)

The assessment is solely to inform us of the pupil’s current abilities. Your child will be asked to do a number of tasks which provide insight into learning preferences, views and character.

  • write a short story entitled  ‘All about me’
  • choose a book, reading it aloud and discussing it with a teacher
  • CAT4 = this is a computer based assessment of reasoning ability that can identify where a student’s real strengths lie. It measures a pupil ability in four areas: non-verbal, quantitative, verbal and spatial

 

Before your visit

We would ask you to scan and email copies of your child’s most recent school report, a copy of their birth certificate and passport at the time of your application.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available in Year 7. More information about Scholarships.

Senior School Assessments (13 years+ & 16 years+)

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Years 9-11 (ages 13-16)

Our assessments at Senior School are more vigorous, involving a number of areas. It is conducted in a relaxed environment, allowing your child to demonstrate their potential. Areas include:

  • CAT4 = A computer based assessment of reasoning ability that can identify where a student’s real strengths lie. It measures pupil ability in four areas: non-verbal, quantitative, verbal and spatial
  • English Assessment = A computer based assessment which examines English skills such as spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension
  • Maths Assessment = A computer based assessment which examines mathematical skills and knowledge, in areas such as number, shape, data handling and algebra
  • A hand written English exercise (usually descriptive writing)
  • A face to face discussion with the Headmaster. This is a chance for the Headmaster to meet your child and discuss why they would like to join St Andrews Senior School, what they could contribute and their aspirations for the future.
  • Your child’s behavioural record may also be discussed

 

Year 12 (age 16-17)

Due to the high academic standards at St Andrew’s College all Year 12s require a minimum of 5B grades at IGCSE. During their visit to the School they will also be asked to undertake:

  • CAT4 = A computer based assessment of reasoning ability that can identify where a student’s real strengths lie. It measures pupil ability in four areas: non-verbal, quantitative, verbal and spatial
  • A face to face discussion with the Headmaster. This is a chance for the Headmaster to meet your child and discuss why they would like to join St Andrews Senior School, what they could contribute and their aspirations for the future.
  • Your child’s behavioural record may also be discussed

 

Before your visit

We would ask you to scan and email copies of your child’s most recent school report, a copy of their birth certificate and passport at the time of your application.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available in Year 9 and 12. More information about scholarships.

Long Distance Applications

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We would always encourage families to visit the School as you consider making an application, so that we can welcome you to this very special place and you can see the School ‘in action’. However, as a School which attracts pupils of over 22 different nationalities we understand that a personal visit isn’t always possible in the first instance. If you feel this is the case for you please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate member of the Admissions Team to discuss our long distance application process.

This test is followed by an online form with the information sent to an email address, once submitted. See questions below. Is it possible to use two email addresses? The first question asks which school are you interested in order to direct the email.

Prep School Email: Prepadmissions@turimail.co.ke

Senior School or College Email: Senioradmissions@turimail.co.ke

Application Process Chart

  • FIRST STEP

    1. Contact the School

  • SECOND STEP

    2. Receive information

  • THIRD STEP

    3. Complete the application form

  • FOURTH STEP

    4. Arrange a visit to the School

  • FIFTH STEP

    5. Entrance assessments completed and marked

  • SIXTH STEP

    6. Offer made

  • SEVENTH STEP

    7. Offer accepted

  • EIGHTH STEP

    8. Deposit paid and Parent Contract signed

  • NINTH STEP

    9. Place secured