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Inspection of Educational Quality
the aims of the school by working together as a community and being sympathetic to all people. A
significant feature of the school is the existence of a scout troop, which provides many opportunities
for leadership, team work and collaboration. Pupils talk enthusiastically about the scout camps; setting
up camp together and figuring out recipes, as well as the badge work and development of outdoor
skills. Pupils in discussion agreed that the real advantage of a full boarding community is that it enables
them to work together with their friends on tasks, activities and in social situations.
3.20 Pupils contribute positively to the lives of others through extensive charity work at the school and
within the local community. Recognising that as a privileged community they need to support those
from less fortunate backgrounds is a strongly held attitude amongst the pupils. Pupils value the
opportunity for service through numerous roles of responsibility in school and boarding, and for
example as part of the anti-bullying and e-safety committees. The school actively supports a local
rescue centre for vulnerable children as well as a local children’s centre and a primary school for
displaced local children which promotes the well-developed sense of giving and helping others less
fortunate than themselves.
3.21 Pupils speak confidently, and with great pride, when discussing diversity and cultural understanding.
They are keen to learn additional languages and celebrate the cultures from which they come, as
illustrated by the pupils who display their own flags in the boarding houses to represent the variety of
different cultures they come from. Pupils in discussion said they enjoyed promoting differences and
sensitivity towards tribes, culture and ethnicity, which is evident in the 34 nationalities represented in
the school including those from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria Tanzania and South Africa. Pupils
mentioned that during anti-bullying week they wore odd socks to show tolerance of differences and
that religious education lessons help them appreciate diversity and cultural understanding.
3.22 Pupils of all ages show a mature understanding of how to stay safe and healthy. Pupils' ability to access
opportunities for exercise and sport is excellent and they frequently choose optional sporting or
physical activities in order to maintain their health and fitness. For example, there is a well-attended
and voluntary run each morning and there are daily, evening and weekend games sessions, much
enjoyed by the pupils. A sports hall is available for basketball, floorball and PE during the day and roller
skating and hockey is available in the evenings. The younger pupils in TuriTots were seen
enthusiastically learning about teeth and dental hygiene by making a mouth full of teeth from butter
beans and glue, reinforcing the need to maintain healthy teeth. The pupils have access to high quality
and well-balanced meals and pupils have a well-developed understanding of their diet and this is
strongly supported by the staff who regularly encourage pupils to carefully consider what they eat.
Pupils are well-known as individuals by teaching and boarding staff ensuring the pupils feel safe,
valued and respected and that they are encouraged to be physically active and promote good attitudes
towards health and fitness. The vast majority of prep school parents in the questionnaire stated that
their child was well looked after and kept safe and that the boarding experience has helped their
child's progress and personal development.
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St Andrew’s School – Turi – Kenya – March 2022