The school is located in the village of Nabumali, in Mbale District, off the Tororo-Mbale Road, approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi), south of the city of Mbale (2011 est. pop: 91,800). This location lies at the foothills of Wanale, one of the mountain ranges that make up Mount Elgon.
The school was founded by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1900. It moved to its present location in 1912. In August 2006, a student strike occurred at the school in protest of the school bursar's alleged mishandling of funds. The performance of the school was exemplary in the 1960s through the 1990s. During the 2000s, standards have declined. However, there is currently an effort including alumni to revive the school's former glory.
Isaac Wanasolo - MPhil. in Development Studies - GIS Teaching Assistant at Norwegian University of Science and Technology & GIS Consultant, Oslo, Norway.
Tonny Butali - Msc. Public Sector Economics, University of Leicester UK. Consultant, Educational Services/Resident Director Mandela SS Hoima - Uganda. Previous: Business Support Executive (BSE) at DFCU Bank (U) Ltd.
Alex George Gyabi- MBA Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
Eng. Darlington Sakwa
Eng. Dr. Fred Kimaite - Director Africa Division, WREM International Inc., Atlanta, USA.
Masaba David Wasukira- Senior Psychiatric Clinical Officer [Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Head of psychiatric Services]