The school was started in 1962, a year before Kenya got its independence. The school was started by the then Forest conservative with the aim of giving education to their children. After independence the school continued offering education to the children of the forest workers and those from surrounding areas were also admitted. The old buildings as part of the classroom even reflect this history. The school stands on a roughly 23 acres, having part of what was originally its parcel to the construction of a new secondary school. It consists of permanent and semi-permanent buildings. Some of these buildings are very old and dilapidated.
The school opens its door to the children of the surrounding environment, and draws the majority of the pupils from the surrounding slum as earlier mentioned.