School Director's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to The Latham School, Dar es Salaam. We have been providing an excellent, and forward-looking education since 2013, and are continuing to offer the same quality of education in 2022.

As a community of learners, pupils, teachers and parents, we are all very proud of our school. We all work together to purposefully create a welcoming, supportive and nurturing environment that helps our pupils integrate and encourages them to take risks and grow. This approach to education permeates our school - inside and outside the classrooms.

We strongly believe that given the right educational environment all children will flourish and develop their individual talents and aptitudes, and with the high teacher expectations that our teachers have of pupils, they will flourish and will often surprise themselves with what they can achieve.

We provide an education that challenges each young person to be the best they can be. We also wish children to enjoy school. Happy children are more self-confident and are enthusiastic and successful learners.

Providing the opportunity for pupils to gain excellent academic qualifications is an important part of what The Latham School does. From the outset, we track each pupil’s performance and set targets to ensure that appropriate progress is made throughout the year. However, we offer much more than an excellent academic education.

We are unique in having a programme of Extension and Enrichment activities for children to choose from every day of the week. These are an integrated part of the school day so all pupils can participate and parents do not have to make different pick up arrangements on different days of the week.

In making that all important decision about which school to send your child, a central consideration for parents is the kind of person their child will become by attending a particular school. The Latham School’s motto is, ‘In our time, let us do good’. This has been carefully chosen to provide a touchstone for pupils, staff and all members of our school community. All aspects of life at The Latham School are underpinned by clear ethical principles.

While the pages in the website give you a small sense of what a wonderful school this is, they can never convey our whole picture. Indeed, as you walk around the school, you will be struck by how bright, engaging, confident, balanced and respectful all of our pupils are.

If you believe what we believe; that all pupils can achieve at high levels, that there should be no glass ceilings to learning, that we all benefit from working together in a truly multicultural environment and that all pupils should be prepared with the values, attitudes and attributes to be successful in their globally connected, technology-rich future, then I warmly invite you to contact us and take a walk with us around our school.

Sheila Clitheroe Tieszen
School Director