Our Boarding Facility

Our Boarding Facility provides a boarding experience for up to 150 students. We offer a home away from home experience and every attempt is made to make the Boarders feel part of a family. Please contact our Boarding Director, Mr. Peter Sawers on +256 791 480085 or email him on p.sawers_cik@gemsedu.com

Officially opened in September 2016

We officially opened the largest international school Boarding Facility in Uganda in September, 2016 for children from 7 years old. We know that many parents in Uganda and further afield are interested in boarding schools in Uganda and East Africa. Therefore, we offer a purpose built, weekly or full-term boarding facility for boys and girls for students from 7 years and above.

Please note there are only 130 available places, therefore interested parents or guardians, kindly get in touch with us immediately through email admin_cik@gemsedu.com

Visit the school from Monday - Friday, 9AM to 4.30PM for a personalised tour of the Boarding Facilities!

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Sending your child to boarding is a big decision. We're here to help you consider every aspect of their living and educational experience, helping you make the right choice for your child.

The two block unit (one for boys and one girls) has capacity for over one hundred students ranging from aged 7 to 18. The units comprise study rooms, common rooms on each floor and sufficient capacity to ensure that the students’ personal needs are met. Bathrooms, laundry facilities add to the provision and we ensure that bedrooms, linen, curtains and general furniture are of high quality.  The units are overseen by a full time Boarding Director as well as additional support staff. Meals are taken in the main school’s dining facility. Security, health and safety and the general well-being of the students is our main priority.

Key to the success of the Boarding Facility will be in the way we manage students’ day-to-day experiences beyond the school day. Students naturally, have access to the school’s facilities during weekends including its academic facilities including the school libraries and ICT equipment. We ensure, however, that students make visits to places of educational interest as well as supporting other community groups during their spare time.

We want to ensure that the Boarding Facility is seen as both by parents and in particular the students as their second home

Official opening of the Boarding Facility - 31 August 2016


The First Lady of the Re


The First lady of the Republic of Uganda & Hon. Minister of Education Janet Museveni with Mr. Neville The Principal officially opening the CIK Boarding Facility

To register your interest for our September 2017 boarding opportunities at GEMS Cambridge International School- Kampala, please contact us.