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Location & Grounds

Location & Grounds

St Andrew’s, Turi is situated on a beautiful 400-acre estate in the highlands of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Situated between Nakuru and Kericho, it lies North West of Nairobi, near the main Nairobi road to Uganda.


Wildlife is encouraged at the School and we have the pleasure of sharing our School estate with Duiker, White Tailed Mongoose, Colobus Monkeys, Cape Hare and countless species of birdlife including Hadida Ibis, Crested Crane, Kite, Casqued Hornbill, Bronzed Sunbird, Ring eyed Flycatcher and Augur Buzzard.

The Community

Having operated in the area for many years, since 1931, we recognise our Corporate Social Responsibility and interdependence with the local community. As a result, we work closely with the local police, local government and community leaders to ensure we have a positive impact on our local area.

Key community service projects include :

  • Guaranteeing a regular supply of clean water to the local village from our water sources
  • Running a nursery school for our workforce children
  • Fundraising to support local charities
  • Sending pupils from into the community to support key projects

For more information please see – Charity and Service

The Environment

St Andrew’s, Turi is totally unique in terms of the beauty and space available. The 300 acres is made up of School buildings, boarding houses & gardens, state-of-the-art sports and arts facilities, sports pitches, a riding school and paddocks, forest areas, nature trails, low ropes course, a reservoir and private airstrip. Please click on our Virtual Tour to see for yourself. Or better still, contact admissions to arrange a school visit.

As a Round Square School, we are committed to protecting and nurturing the beautiful environment around us. We have a number of student-led environmental groups who work with the Estate Team to manage and address environmental issues. In the past they have looked at: recycling, education on biodiversity, sustainable sources of energy and indigenous forests. For more information please see our Environmental Policy.

Security and Visitors

Protected by an electric fence which surrounds the site, a well-trained team of security staff and dogs manage the main gate and patrol the site at night.

This security is in place to ensure the safety of students, staff and visiting parents. We would appreciate your support in complying with our security measures. These include security checks at the gate and registration of your staff who might visit the site. Please notify us 72 hrs in advance of their arrival by emailing (We reserve the right to refuse entry without prior authorisation).

Pupils are also required to provide written approval to exit the School, for their own protection.

For safety reasons, within the School grounds there is a strict speed limit of 15km/hr and clearly labelled designated parking areas.

Parents are invited to the School on six weekends each year, called VISO weekends. These are important and very enjoyable times for students and parents alike. Please see the Term dates and VISOs page for more information and future dates.

Transport and Airstrip

Various arrangements are in place for transport at the end of terms, including buses to Nairobi and Kampala. Some parents arrange drivers to collect their children or transportation via plane or helicopter using our private airstrip, please see details below.

The School’s airstrip was officially opened in June 2008. The GPS Co-ordinates are: LAT S 0 16′ 27″ LONG E35 46′ 21″ Please contact the School’s Facility Manager ( arrange incoming flights. This will ensure the airstrip is ready for your arrival and that our security team is aware.