St Andrew’s School mission is to develop self-disciplined, confident and compassionate individuals who live and lead with integrity. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating, well-rounded educational experience for children from a wide range of backgrounds and outlooks, in beautiful, rural and safe surroundings.
Ten Reasons to Choose St Andrews Prep School
1. Christian Ethos
Christian beliefs lie at the heart of St Andrew’s Prep School. Regular chapel services bring pupils and teachers together to learn about the Bible and worship collectively. Pupils of all faiths are welcomed in an atmosphere of Christian love and care. Trust, respect and integrity are developed, as pupils explore a personal faith in God. For more information see
2. Academic Excellence
At St Andrew’s, the education is extensive and challenging. Pupils from as young as 5 years old follow the British Curriculum, focusing on learning through play and foundational skills. As children grow, they become more independent and academic rigour increases. Specialist subject teachers are introduced and pupils begin to study for examinations and prepare for entry in to the best senior school across East Africa and the world. For more information see
3. Pastoral Care and Boarding
At the Prep School, great importance is placed on pastoral care in a family-atmosphere. Whether during the School day or in the evening and weekends, pupils live in a happy and secure environment, where each child is valued for as an individual. Young boarders are especially nurtured to ensure they feel safe and cared for, whilst older pupils are encouraged to become increasing independent and responsible. Regular communication with parents and family visits at VISOs are encouraged. For more information see
From the youngest of our children in Year 1, all the way through to our leavers in Year 8, the children are taught seven leadership principles that help them lead themselves and lead others. These Biblical principles focus on every child discovering the gifts which God has given them and allowing them to shine as brightly as possible. For more information see
5. A Stunning Environment and Great Facilities
The breath-taking beauty of our 450 acre estate offers a quiet, safe and secure learning environment and a setting for a rich array of co-curricular experiences. Many pupils live in busy towns with heavy traffic. Instead of commuting to school each day, time is spent engaged in exciting activities such as team sports, orchestra practice and drama productions. For more information see
6. Sporting Prowess
Sport is a key part of life at St Andrews Prep School. The boarding environment creates time and space for pupils to fully develop their sporting ability and learn team skills that will be useful in many areas of their lives in the future. Over the last three years, we have IAPS National Champions for Athletics, Netball, Hockey, Football, Rugby and Rugby 7s. For more information see
7. Music, Art and Drama
St Andrew’s Prep School offers pupils a great range of opportunities. All pupils have the opportunity to be in a choir and enjoy music, art, DT and cooking lessons, as part of timetabled lessons. In their free time pupils can partake in school plays and musical productions as well as a range of recreational artistic clubs. For more information see
8. A Rich History
St Andrews Prep School was founded in 1931. Since then, it has grown to be a large and successful boarding school, providing world-class education to children from East Africa and beyond. Starting as a Preparatory School for pupils aged 5 to 13 years, St Andrew’s added the Senior School in 1988 and the College in 2010 and now caters for nearly 600 students between the ages of 5 and 18. For more information see
9. International School
Being an international School, pupils at St Andrew’s Prep School grow to be world citizens. With many different nationalities among staff and pupils, the pupils have a great awareness of different cultures and ethnic groups and learn to respect and value these differences.
10. The ‘Turi Family’
At St Andrew’s Prep School we aim is to see children leave as mature, thoughtful and resourceful young adults, committed to achieving their potential and making a difference in their communities. Whether pupils leave us at the age of 13 or go on to join the Senior School, they all join the ‘Turi family, a truly international community with extensive links reaching around the world. For more information see
At Turi, we welcome all feedback from parents so we can continuously improve. Here are some of the things parents say about the School. If you would like to provide your own testimonial, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
“St Andrew’s, Turi offers everything a parent would want from a school. I especially like the way the teachers interact with the pupils. My daughter’s confidence has improved and she has even become inspired by science”.
“The Leadership Programme is excellent. My son became more confident and organised. It still helps him cope with the challenges studying Engineering at Imperial University”.
“St Andrew’s is such a beautiful school. It has helped my daughter tremendously, especially academically”.
“My son has gained so much from school trips to France, the UK and even Egypt. They helped build his confidence and ultimately decide to study full time in the UK”.
“We are so impressed with the boarding facilities at St Andrew’s, Turi. There is family feel in the boarding houses and as parents we are encouraged to visit regularly to meet teachers and enjoy sport, art, music and drama performances”.