KIS was founded by Mrs Ailsa Wood in 1979 in its present location. The school has grown from the first 4 classrooms in 1979 with the addition of a further 4 classrooms between 1985 and 1987, the swimming pool in 1990 and the school hall in 1995. The spacious, light and airy classrooms are all built of Nairobi stone.
Teaching and Learning at KIS
The educational programmes at KIS, guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 of the British National Curriculum, provide the best possible start for children as they begin their educational journey.
Children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is ignited through exploring, inquiring, creating and child-directed play. Our flexible learning spaces adapt to each child’s readiness, learning style and interests to foster engagement and involvement as they encounter all areas of the curriculum.
In Year 1 the children’s learning widens to embrace core subjects Positive home-school partnerships strengthen children’s learning and parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s learning.
Pastoral Care at KIS
There is a strong and supportive pastoral framework running through the school. Class teachers and teacher assistants take a close interest in the children’s pastoral welfare fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence through warm positive relationships.
The Early Years is a time for developing an awareness of self and others and making new friends. Children are supported in developing social skills like respecting others, being kind and helpful, sharing and taking turns.