Kent College, Canterbury

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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Methodist
  • Roll: 360 (Boys) 342 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1885

Facilities

Kent College provides inspirational arts provision. In Drama, the Chapel doubles as a performance venue, and has well-equipped theatre facilities, including a computerised lighting system and sophisticated sound equipment, while the brand new Drama Studio is a flexible and well-equipped dedicated facility for small-scale performances, rehearsals, workshops and classes. The Art Department offers art, craft and design; through drawing, painting, print-making, 3D work, mixed media and digital imaging and photography. Students benefit from their own studio space, educational visits to galleries and museums and working with visiting artists. Their work is also exhibited at both local and national Art Galleries. Many pupils learn a musical instrument. The Senior Choir and Choral Society join forces each year, with recent performances including Mozart’s Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. The Kent College Choristers have enjoyed many successes in national competitions. Our choirs have toured to Germany, Austria, Italy and Poland and Czech Republic. The department promotes a series of informal Teatime and Lunchtime Concerts and the annual Band Night is always a highlight for our Rock and Pop groups. Each year a full Musical Production is staged in collaboration with the Drama Department, most recently Guys and Dolls and Grease.

Kent College is one of only a few schools in the UK that can boast a well developed, working farm within its school campus. The School Farm extends to over 50 acres. We farm a wide range of livestock, including a breeding herd of Sussex Cattle, a small flock of Texel Sheep and a free range pig enterprise. The equine centre provides both livery and riding facilities for pupils. A range of livery options are available for pupils who wish to bring their own horse or pony to School. The Equine Centre is also home to a number of ponies, who are available for riding lessons at all levels.

The sports facilities include a fully equipped Sports Hall - dance studio, squash courts and teaching room. On site facilities include a rugby pitch; floodlit Astroturf, cricket square and nets; 4 grass and 16 hard tennis courts; and 3 netball courts. On campus facilities include grass athletics track and jumps area, football pitch; a cricket square and 3 rugby fields.We also use excellent nearby facilities such as Boughton Golf Club.

A select number of pupils benefit from a specialist Dyslexia Unit where pupils are given individual support and direction so that they can progress easily through the school. The International Baccalaureate Diploma runs alongside A-levels in the Sixth Form.

Around a third of pupils are boarders. Over 40 countries are represented in our boarding population. Junior boarders are normally accommodated in dormitories of up to 4 children, whilst 6th Form boarders are allocated a study bedroom of their own wherever possible.

Open Days

2017. Senior School Open Morning: Sat. 30th September, 9.am - 12.30pm. Sixth Form Open Evening (IB and A Level Courses): Tues. 3rd October, 6pm - 8pm.

Our doors are always open for new families to have a tour of the school and to meet the Head Master. We are also happy to invite potential pupils to attend a taster day. To arrange a taster day contact us on registrar@kentcollege.co.uk

Fees

2017/2018. Day. Nursery (f/t)- Year 6: £2,740 - £5,207 per term. Years 7-13: £5,407 - £5,985 per term.

Weekly Boarding. Years 3-6: £6,550 per term. Years 7-13: £6,550 - £9,990 per term.

Full Boarding. Years 3-6: £8,247 per term. Years 7-13: £8,247 - £11,327 per term.

Occasional boarding: £45 per night. Short term boarding available for half a term upwards in Years 3 to 9.

Reports

ISI Inspection reports 2015

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Dr David Lamper

Contact for enquiries: Mrs Jayne Simpson, Registrar

Kent College, Canterbury
Whitstable Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 9DT

[t]: 01227 763231
[w]: www.kentcollege.com

Location Description

Kent College is set in a delightful 80 acre semi-rural location with 200 acres of adjoining ancient woodland. The idyllic campus overlooks the historical city of Canterbury in the South-East of England. Close to Europe by Eurostar and with London only 50 minutes away by train, it is ideally situated for international travel.

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School News

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Nothing could dampen the spirits at Kent College on results day!

Kent College students and staff are celebrating another record year for A level

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results, with over 79% passed at grades A*-B, a 100% pass rate and almost half of all grades at A* – A.

Particular congratulations for high levels of academic achievement go to the following top performers at A level:

Bill Cain, Elizabeth Letley, Alan Han, Esther Anemeje, Filippo Brioni, Crystal Ding, Nikolay Krushinskiy, Rachel Huang, Mofane Lam, Daniel Marsik, Jim Lyu, Max Tio, Anna Udras, Gareth Owens, Kexin Zheng, Christy Siu, Clio Rudgard-Redsell, Zishen Wang, Hannah Watton, Alan Wu, Jack Yu, Charlotte Woods, Robert Sotillo.

These results follow IB outcomes which were also the best the school has achieved. The results will enable access to top universities in the UK and further afield: Alice Scharmeli scored a perfect 45 points and will study Medicine at Wadham College, at the University of Oxford. Head Girl, Emily Insanally scored an impressive 44 points which has secured her place at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to study Economics. Head Boy, Robbie Whittaker also achieved 44 points and a place at St Hugh’s College, Oxford to read History.

All students gained places at their universities of choice including Oxford and Cambridge. Hannah Watton secured a prestigious sports scholarship at Kentucky University; Carla McIntyre and Christy Siu will take up places at LSE;  Clio Rudgard-Redsell will study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham; Jim Lyu has been offered a place at Melbourne University; and Filippo Brioni has been awarded a top scholarship at Bocconi University, Milan.

Along with top scores in the IB announced in July these A level results secure UCAS points in the new tariff (the basis for university offers) with an average of over 160 per student: the equivalent of A* A* A.

 

Executive Head Master, Dr. David Lamper said,

“I am delighted with the very high levels of academic achievement shown by the students who took examinations this summer. They worked extremely hard whilst at the same time adding an immense amount to the extra curricular, musical, dramatic and sporting life of our community. They have been excellent ambassadors of Kent College and they deserve every success. I am also delighted for my colleagues who have worked so hard in supporting and nurturing the development of all our students. Many congratulations to them all.”

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On a gloriously sunny Speech Day, the Executive Head Master, Dr David Lamper was again able to report rising numbers and national level successes

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in Engineering, Sport and Music. A video was shown to mark an impressive first year for Kent College Dubai, and designs for a new ‘Great Hall’ capital project were on display.

On the previous day, Kent College had received outstanding IB results for the class of 2017. The average score was 37 points, which, when translated into UCAS (university entrance) points is equivalent to the number of points awarded for  A* A* A* A  at A level. This score is likely to place Kent College amongst the top IB schools in the UK again this year.

Kent College offers both the IB Diploma for sixth form students as well as a more traditional programme of A levels. Students entered for the IB diploma programme study a combination of English, mathematics, science, languages, humanities and an arts subject. They choose three subjects at higher level and three at standard level and sit exams in each after two years. Marks are awarded in each from 1 to 7, the highest being 7. All candidates must follow three “core” programmes to broaden their education and develop their understanding: the theory of knowledge and an extended essay of 4,000 words. Together three further marks are awarded for both. The maximum number of points is therefore 45. Students who achieve at least 24 marks, and have completed voluntary and practical work, known as creativity, action and service, are awarded the IB diploma.

Alice Scharmeli scored a perfect 45 points and will study Medicine at Wadham College, at the University of Oxford. Head Girl, Emily Insanally scored an impressive 44 points which has secured her place at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to study Economics. Head Boy, Robbie Whittaker also achieved 44 points and a place at St Hugh’s College, Oxford to read History.

These results are the best for any cohort at Kent College, which is regularly noted in the top 10 IB schools in the UK. It is also the largest cohort of IB students since the school introduced the programme in 2010. Every student passed the Diploma, eight students scored over 40 points, and five students achieved a bilingual diploma

Executive Head Master, Dr David Lamper said, ‘I am delighted for the students who have worked hard and done so well in achieving places at top universities, and I am grateful to colleagues for their efforts to make sure that the success already enjoyed by A level students is shared with those studying the IB Diploma.’

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Kent College is celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results following this summer’s examinations. The overall pass rate was 100% and almost all students

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achieved 5 grades at A*-C. 69% of all grades achieved were A* – B grades. These statistics follow on from the excellent results at A level and IB already announced.

Students who did particularly well include the following top performers: Harriet Adley, William Bickerstaff, Jamie Dawe, Phoebe Douglas, Sophie Ducksbury, Olivia Earl, Holly Fielder, Rostislav Kravchenko, Marco Lam, William Leatherby, Charlotte Letley, Christopher Leung, Emma Newson, Bethan Okroj-Williams, John Ong, Tara Woodley.

Head Master Dr David Lamper said,

“The pupils have achieved an excellent set of results and so have secured sound foundations for the next stage in their educational career. On top of wonderful A level and IB results, our students can be very proud of their achievements. Congratulations to them and to all of my colleagues for the hard work which makes excellent results like these possible”

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A Level Examination results for Summer 2016

Kent College students and staff are celebrating another excellent year for A level results, with over 70%

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passed at grades A*-B and a 100% pass rate.

Particular congratulations for high levels of academic achievement go to the following top performers at A level:

Frank Radcliffe-Adams, Lotty Astbury, Emma Chu, Samuel Cox, Eloise Gauzan, Thomas Gray, Rahul Gupte, Matthew Lai, Antonio Marelli, Callum Monro, Jonathan Nevett, Nicole Ratti, Sam Sherwood, Ellie Stone, Man Tsoi, Katrina Yao, Matthew Yip, Rosie White.

These results follow IB outcomes which were again excellent. The results will enable access to top universities in the UK and further afield: Head Boy, Sam Hines scored an almost perfect 43 points and will study History at Christchurch, Oxford; Jules Frank gained 42 points and has been awarded a scholarship at prestigious Bocconi University in Milan reading Economics; Greta Milesi achieved 41 points and will follow a Liberal Studies programme at Durham University; and Allyx Guitard scored 40 points and has won a place to study Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford.

Along with top scores in the IB announced in July these A level results secure UCAS points (the basis for university offers) with an average of over 400 per student: the equivalent of A* A* A.

All students gained places at their universities of choice including Oxbridge. Top musicians also performed well: Hannah Parry secured her place at the Royal Academy of Music and Tom Ashdown a place at the Royal Northern College of Music.

News of two former Kent College IB students reached us recently: Thomas Sayer graduated from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge with a double first in Natural Sciences and Claudia Sanchez Jimenez not only achieved a first from St Hugh’s College, Oxford, but the highest mark that Oxford has ever awarded for a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology. Not surprisingly, both will continue as PhD students.

Head Master, Dr. David Lamper said,

“I am delighted with the very high levels of academic achievement shown by the students who took examinations this summer. They worked extremely hard whilst at the same time adding an immense amount to the extra curricular, musical, dramatic and sporting life of our community. They have been excellent ambassadors of Kent College and they deserve every success. I am also delighted for my colleagues who have worked so hard in supporting and nurturing the development of all our students. Many congratulations to them all.”

 

Contact: Dr. David Lamper, Head Master, Kent College,

T: 01227 763231

hm@kentcollege.co.uk

Website:  kentcollege.com

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Sir Tim Clark was the guest speaker on Speech Day this year. Sir Tim Clark left Kent College in the late 60s. So fitting to have

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Sir Tim talking to the school in a year which sees Kent College open up a branch of the school in Dubai. We are absolutely delighted that he is able to return to his alma mater.

President and CEO of Emirates

Tim Clark became President of Emirates airline in 2003 after spending 18 years helping build an aviation empire which owes much to the route networks he established soon after joining as Head of Airline Planning.
He joined Emirates in 1985 after establishing a reputation as a talented route planner during four years at Bahrain s Gulf Air, which had recruited him from the now-defunct British Caledonian Airways.
Using this experience, combined with the skills he developed while attaining an economics degree from London University in 1971, he scrutinised demographic data and passenger statistics to identify profitable new routes for Emirates.
Tim Clark saw potential in routes other airlines had passed over and for the first Emirates route, Pakistan was targeted – a nation which had a population of more than 150 million people but just one state carrier. Dubai s strategic location was obvious and services to India soon followed, laying the foundations for him to build a sprawling network which now connects billions of people.

In addition, Sir Tim Clark is the Chairman of the Emirates Airline Foundation, a non-profit charity that he helped found which provides humanitarian, philanthropic aid and services for children in need around the world.
Until 2008, he was the Managing Director of SriLankan Airlines. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Photo: Sir Tim Clark

Kent College, Canterbury has taken the ‘Senior Leadership Team of the Year’ award at the prestigious 2015 TES Independent School Awards

The senior leadership team’s (SLT)

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energy and enthusiasm for continual improvement has driven Kent College forwards while keeping at its heart the development of every pupil and colleague. The SLT has broadened the college’s appeal by improving academic rigour and accountability and gaining recognition for its innovative approach. Alongside excellent A-level results the introduction of the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma has been key to attracting some of the very brightest students both locally and from further afield.

Every aspect of the school was  found to be  excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate at its most recent inspection, stating “The educational vision is defined and developed and is successful in catering for and stretching the individual with bespoke timetables and accelerated learning flowing from Kent College’s Methodist maxim of being ‘the best you can be’. A spirit of innovation and development pervades Kent College with a palpable sense of connected thinking and shared vision.”

Kent College is bucking the national trend with pupil applications increasing year on year. The school is expanding both locally: by bringing Lorenden School, a good local prep school, into the Methodist Independent Schools’ Trust : globally with the opening of  Kent College Dubai in September 2016.

The judging panel highlighted “consistent brave leadership from an impressive school”.

As winners the SLT attended a black-tie event in at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by Michael Portillo, where over 400 attendees celebrated all that is outstanding in independent schools across the UK.

GCSE Examination Results for Summer 2015

Kent College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results following this summer’s examinations. The overall pass rate was 100% with

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76% of all grades achieved at A* – B grades. The Maths department were in early to celebrate their 100% success with all students attaining A* – C in this key subject. These statistics follow on from the excellent results at A level and IB already announced.

Students who did particularly well include the following top performers: Elizabeth Brown, Bill Cain, Ira Akbas, Charlotte Woods, Hanna Catrysse, Vlad Demyanyuk, Alvaro Diez-Aja, Luke Franks, Francesca Godden, Tamia Griffith, Amber de Moubray, Duncan Rondhout, Rita Khabirova, Frieda Liu, Jim Lyu, Sophie Wilson, Daniel Marsik, Gareth Owens, Sophie Parker, Huan Qu, Finn Quealy, Clio Rudgard-Redsell, Maddalena Rupnik, Michika Saji, Christy Siu, Anya Sochacka, Robert Sotillo, William Stratton, Min Baek, Georgia Timpson, Melody Triumph, Alena Vakulich, Johanna Van Gent Gonzalez, Luke Vincent, Jack Waddell, Hannah Watton, Olivia Whiting, Robbie Whittaker , Rhiannon Woodhams, Lilly Wren.
Head Master Dr David Lamper said,
“The pupils have achieved an excellent set of results and so have secured sound foundations for the next stage in their educational career. On top of wonderful A level and IB results, our students can be very proud of their achievements. Congratulations to them and to all of my colleagues for the hard work which makes excellent results like these possible”

A Level Examination results for Summer 2015

An ISI inspection earlier this year recognised academic excellence at Kent College, Canterbury. As A level results are published,

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Kent College students and staff are celebrating the school’s best ever year for UCAS points (the basis for university offers) with an average of over 400 per student: the equivalent of A* A* A. There was also a 100% pass rate at A level, and all students gained places at their universities of choice including Oxbridge.

Particular congratulations for high levels of academic achievement go to the following top performers at A level:

Beth Mason, Stephen Chan, Charlotte Wilson-Holliday, Sally Chiu, Georgy Danilyants, Eason Chen, Abbas Yusuf, Elaine Chen, Katrina Fray, Nikita Kodolov, Amy Old, Lukas Ries, Lydia Watkins, Jeffrey Wong, Nikita Nesterenko, Caroline Wanying, Kelvin Yuen and Eric Chan

These results follow IB outcomes which were again excellent. (They were described by ISI as ‘exceptional compared to world averages.’) A much larger cohort followed the Diploma programme this year and the average points score achieved is equivalent to 4 grade As at A level. The results will enable access to top UK universities, with places and scholarships also being offered at UBC Vancouver and Amsterdam University. 8 students received bilingual Diplomas. Head Girl, Eva Harris scored a perfect 45 points (achieved by only the top 0.25% globally) and will go on to study Medicine at Exeter College, University of Oxford.

Head Master, Dr. David Lamper said,

“I am delighted with the very high levels of academic achievement shown by the students who took examinations this summer. They worked extremely hard whilst at the same time adding an immense amount to the extra curricular, musical, dramatic and sporting life of our community. They have been excellent ambassadors of Kent College and they deserve every success. I am also delighted for my colleagues who have worked so hard in supporting and nurturing the development of all our students. Many congratulations to them all.”

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