Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form
Type: Boarding and Day
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Roll: 434 Boys / / 371 Girls
Age Range: 0-18 Years
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 57 minutes away by train, Gatwick airport 70 minutes by car and Heathrow and Stansted 1 hour 30 minutes, it is ideally situated for international travel.
School Contact Details
Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9DT
Tel: 01227 763231
Music, drama and sport all play central roles in the life of the school, and many pupils also enjoy the opportunities provided by the school’s working farm where students can attend the Farm Club and take horse riding lessons. The Great Hall, a state-of-the-art 600 seat versatile theatre for the performing arts, worship and concerts also hosts the annual Canterbury Festival, the largest Arts event in Kent.
Part of the Methodist Independent Schools group, Kent College is deeply rooted in the Methodist tradition that welcomes all pupils of every faith and none. ‘Do all the good you can’ is a guiding principle, and one that allows pupils to develop into confident young adults, aware of their responsibilities and their place in the world
The Senior School sits in 80 acres (32 hectares) of land with 26 acres of sports fields, grazing for the school farm and ancient woodland for walking and cross country running. Yet the centre of Canterbury, with its wide selection of shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and world-heritage site, within which sits Canterbury Cathedral, is just a short walk away.
Kent College prides itself on offering personalised academic programmes, small class sizes and exceptionally well-qualified and experienced teaching staff. Pupils achieve excellent academic results at GCSE, A Level, and in the International Baccalaureate (IB). An average point score of 37 in the IB consistently places Kent College in the top 10 IB schools in the UK and 75% of students achieve A* – B at A Level. The school also offers a wide range of additional support for pupils, including access to a Learning Support Centre and specialist English language teaching for overseas students in the International Study Centre.
Kent College has a long history of welcoming boarding pupils from abroad, as well as from British families resident in the UK or working overseas. Boarders make up around one-third of pupils in the Senior School, and there are over 40 countries represented in the boarding community. The five friendly and comfortable Senior boarding houses truly become a ‘home away from home’. The school also offers weekly and occasional boarding. The Junior School Boarding House takes children from the age of 7 upwards and is a cosy family house environment. Boarders can participate in evening and weekend activities as well as joining up to 30 excursions over the school year on a Sunday, from ice skating at the Natural History Museum in London to going to the theatre or paintballing.
Pre-Reception: from £883 per term (1 full day/week)
Reception – Year 6: £3,964- £6,237 per term. Years 7-13: £6,511 – £7,487 per term.
Weekly Boarding. Years 3-6: £8,000 per term. Years 7-13: £8,400- £12,334 per term.
Full Boarding. Years 3-6: £10.072 per term. Years 7-13: £10,072 – £13,860 per term.
Occasional boarding: £80 per night.
Short term boarding available for half a term upwards in Years 3 to 9.
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Sixth Form Information Evening: Tuesday 14 Nov 2023 - Time: 5:30 pm
Year 7 Scholarship Assessments: Monday 22 Jan 2024 -
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Scholarships: To apply please complete our our online Registration form
Our doors are always open for new families to have a tour of the school and to meet the Head. We are also happy to invite potential pupils to attend a taster day.
To arrange a taster day contact us on 01227 813906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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