Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many school sites do you have?

We have two - our original site in Bahari Beach and our new site in Masaki.

2. Is there a school bus service?

Yes. We have a school bus service to our Bahari site, which picks children up from a number of locations.

2. Is there a cafeteria service?

Yes, Hot lunches and break time snacks are available for purchase on a termly basis.

3. What curricula do you teach?

The school provides the international curriculum examinable by the University of Cambridge.

4. What are the strengths of the British (English) Curriculum?

The strength of the English curriculum lies in its formal structure, divided into 5 Key Stages of education, ranging from 3 years to 16 years. It develops the key skills pupils need to learn, with a rigorous focus on Literacy and Numeracy as well as providing a broad and balanced study of other subjects.

The design of the curriculum is `spiral’ so pupils develop key skills in each subject as they move through the years, each time building upon and extending the pupils' previous skill level and knowledge.

The assessment of the curriculum culminates in externally set and marked examinations IGCSEs, the grades achieved through which give pupils credibility in all education systems around the world.

Pupils from 16 to 18 years study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme.

5. What is the application procedure?

Most parents like to make a visit to two or three schools in the city to gather all the information before making a decision to apply, you can do that with or without your children, the choice is yours. Once you are ready to apply to The Latham School, please stipulate to which site - Bahari or Masaki you are applying, complete the application form with details for each child, which can be done online or on a paper copy of the application form obtainable from the School Administrator then forward it to the school Admissions Office with the bank pay-in slip for the application fee. Previous school reports and medical and passport documentation will also be requested. We then ask for a pupil reference request from your child’s current school, and, for those entering Year 3 upwards, a placement assessment is required. Upon satisfactory receipt and review of all documentation and necessary payments, we would confirm the offer of a place.

7. What additional activities are available?

Extra-curricular, After School or Co-curricular Activities are now such an important part of choosing the right school. We are unique in Tanzania in offering a programme of Extension/Enrichment Activities, which are integrated into the school day for pupils in the international section. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to take part in these activities. There are never any worries for parents about remembering which days of the week their child is staying late for an activity or that their child is missing out because they have to catch the school bus at the end of the teaching day. We are proud to offer a wide range of activities, taught by our current teachers. We are, also, always adding to and improving the choices of activities we offer our pupils.

8. How does the School communicate with families?

We communicate with families in a variety of ways that reflect modern life and modern communications:

  • Face to face conversations either formally at Parent 3-way Conferences or informally at teachers’ or parents’ request.
  • Pupils receive 4 formal reports each year.
  • Emails directly from teachers to parents and vice versa.
  • Social media including Facebook, Twitter.
  • Curriculum Sharing events, when we invite parents to hear more about our curriculum.
  • Our parent forum, usually held twice a year and centred around topical subjects for discussion.
  • A regular newsletter with news and reminders.
  • Pupil newsletters with their take on what is happening in school and which come out each half-term.

Please contact us at admissions@thelathamschool.com