Kent College, Canterbury

Kent

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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

2018. All visits are welcome, please contact the school.

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

2018/2019. Day. Reception - Year 6: £3,330- £5,337 per term. Years 7-13: £5,488 - £6,105 per term.

Weekly Boarding. Years 3-6: £6,681 per term. Years 7-13: £6,747- £10,290 per term.

Full Boarding. Years 3-6: £8,412 per term. Years 7-13: £8,412 - £11,497 per term.

Occasional boarding: £46 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:

Executive Head Master: Dr David Lamper.

Senior School Head Master: Mr Julian Waltho

Contact for enquiries: Mrs Soraya Botha, 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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On Friday the 9th of November, the Junior and Senior School community at Kent College gathered together to remember the fallen of the First World

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War.

On Friday the 9th of November, the Junior and Senior School community at Kent College gathered together to remember the fallen of the First World War. To mark the centenary of the Armistice, staff and students at Kent College have been working together to produce an art installation titled ‘to end all wars.’ The project was inspired by a student trip to Ypres in February has been organised jointly by the Art and the History departments. Over the past few months, every member of the Kent College Community, were invited to make a terracotta ‘tile’ that will become part of a large permanent artwork. Each ‘tile’ is slightly curved to resemble part of a shell case (inspired by those the students saw by the trenches during a school trip). The surface of the tiles have been individually decorated in different ways. The tiles could be impressed with a religious symbol, texture created using real pieces of Ypres shrapnel and patterns or a message of remembrance inscribed in the clay. Each tile has been personalised and individualised with a thumbprint and initials. When seen together the tiles create a giant poppy. Tiles have also been made which have been inscribed with the names of the fifty members of the Kent College community that fought and were killed during the war. Headmaster, Julian Waltho and the Head of History, Graham Noble have written a book about the Old Boys of Kent College who died in the conflict called ‘A richer dust concealed’. This is available to buy via the school office. A service of remembrance was followed by members of the school community laying individual tiles to commemorate those from the school who had died in WWI to the sounds of The Last Post.

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Professor Stephen Ho of MacGregor Education Consulting Limited, recently joined Dr David Lamper for a signing ceremony to celebrate the establishment of Kent College Hong

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Kong, which is planned to be opened in September 2020.

“We are delighted to be working with such a well established partner as MacGregor Education Consulting Limited and Professor Stephen Ho, who has great integrity and an international academic reputation. This agreement will form a strong basis for Kent College in Hong Kong, which will reflect the values and ethos of the home school in Canterbury, and will add to the international reputation of the school.” Dr Lamper

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Kent College is celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results following this summer’s examinations. The courses and the grading have changed, the nature of assessments

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has changed with much less emphasis on coursework – but the personalised approach at Kent College has ensured that students achieve a high level of success.

The overall pass rate was 100% and 90% of students achieved 5 GCSEs at 4-9 (the equivalent of A*-C). New records for the school included the number of students who achieved 5 good GCSEs including Maths and English and the very high percentage of top grades achieved. These statistics follow on from the excellent results at A level and IB already announced.

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Kent College students and staff are celebrating another successful year for A level results, with over 67% passed at grades A*-B, and almost half of

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all grades at A* – A.

These results follow an excellent IB performance with this year’s cohort achieving an average score of 37, which matched the best the school has achieved and should keep Kent College in the Top 10 schools in the UK for IB.

On a gloriously sunny Speech Day, the Executive Head Master, Dr David Lamper reported rising rolls, national successes in Engineering, Sport and Music and reflected

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on the high levels of confidence felt in Kent College which has allowed for its biggest ever capital project, the Great Hall. The Marquee was moved this year as the state-of-the-art auditorium is being built opposite the main Victorian buildings on the Whitstable Road.

The lofty crane on site was only dwarfed by the scale of the achievement represented in the results for the IB Diploma: The average score was 37 points, which, when translated into UCAS (university entrance) points is similar to the number of points awarded for straight A*/ As 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.

Charlotte Letley scored 43 points for the Diploma and has been offered a ‘Bright Sparks Scholarship’ to study Medicine at UEA. She was one of 4 students to score more than 40 points. 5 students achieved a bilingual diploma and every candidate passed. These results match the best at Kent College, which is regularly noted in the top 10 IB schools in the UK.

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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On Friday the 27th of April 2018, local dignitaries joined Dr David Lamper, the Executive Head Master of Kent College, Canterbury for the groundbreaking ceremony

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of the Great Hall.

Watched by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Bishop of Dover, Trevor Willmott led the dedication service while Dr David Lamper cut the sod.

The ceremony marks the start of a year of building on the campus to realise the state-of-the-art 600 seater auditorium. The hall will be used for the whole school to worship and as a versatile and practical space for the college’s highly regarded drama and music departments as well as for being available for use by the local community.

In this vein Dr Lamper announced a new partnership between the school and Canterbury Festival. Kent College will become a key sponsor for the Festival and will host events during the Festival in the Great Hall once it is completed.

Dr David Lamper said “ We are particularly keen to support the rich and diverse programme of events that the Festival brings to the local community and the opportunities it creates for encouraging young talent within the Arts.”

Rosie Turner, Festival Director commented “This is the beginning of a burgeoning relationship with Kent College which will involve us both in arts activity of the highest calibre. There will be performance opportunities for pupils; back-stage access and creative industry training sessions with Festival staff and artists. We are already collaborating on events for the Great Hall’s opening in 2019, when a new musical will be premiered, as the new venue joins the portfolio of buildings the Festival inhabits throughout the city. This October we are delighted that Kent College will both perform in, and sponsor, the Lunchtime Concert series, and we are excited to be collaborating on a highlight of the Kent College Lecture Series – guest speaker to be announced in the Festival programme in early July. We can’t wait to work with the amazing young singers and actors of Kent College.  A gorgeous new theatre/concert hall is the icing on the cake!”

The new sponsorship offers a life-line to the Festival, which lost its regular funding from Arts Council and Canterbury City Council earlier this year. But according to Rosie, it’s “Business as Usual” thanks to Kent College – and other business sponsors – stepping up to help bridge the funding gap.

The Great Hall is another step for Kent College in creating a world class campus. the purpose engineered space has been 3 years in the planning and draws on the latest in architectural design having the ability to expand or contract its foyer, reducing the seating capacity for more intimate performances to create different stage arrangements and varied acoustic properties as well as space for exhibitions, galleries or entertaining. The building itself has a low-energy passive labyrinth heating and ventilation system, photo-voltaic cells and will be built to comply with the highest sustainability standards.

Mike Darling, a Director from WWMartin the highly respected local builders who are managing the construction commented  “WW Martin is delighted to be involved in this exciting new project for Kent College. The construction of a new building with an auditorium for 600 seats will be a challenging project, but one we very much relish. The finished building will be an excellent facility and one that will bring a lot of pleasure to both the pupils and teachers for some considerable time. We very much look forward to working with Kent College over the coming months.”

We will keep you up to date as the plans progress and look forward to welcoming you to a wide variety of future events and activities in the Great Hall.

Kent College Canterbury Independent Kent STUDENTS THRILLED WITH NEW RIDING ARENA AT KENT COLLEGE

Down on the Farm at Kent College, guests gathered with our NSEA Riding team and School Pony Club, led by their Instructor Lisa MIller,

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for the opening of the new Riding Arena.

Dr Lamper, the Executive Headmaster cut the ribbon on a sunny September morning and the students lost no time in enjoying riding and jumping in the new arena.

The Friends of Kent College had provided the wonderful array of new fences for jumping;

from hedges to walls, there was plenty of choice for the enthusiastic young students to fly over with their ponies. The arena was built to exacting professional standards by a local company and is 30 metres by 40 metres, finished with Redhill fine silica sand and a Fexi-Ride Carpet surface. The perimeter interceptor drainage means that it will be able to be used in all conditions.

Kent College currently keep 6 horses at their working Farm. KC, the latest addition was born two years ago on site.The Farm is also home to cows,pigs,sheep,chickens and ducks and is a favourite part of school life with the children who come and visit regularly or participate in Farm Club.

The College operates weekly riding lessons with up to 30 riders a week participating. Hacking is available in the nearby woods and bridleways. Pupils with their own ponies can also use the facilities and the Kent College Riding team compete regularly in the National Schools Equestrian Championships. The school is an approved Pony Club Centre and runs Pony Adventure Challenge activities for the students as well as participating in rides for Charity.

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We are delighted to announce that construction for the Great Hall at Kent College, Canterbury will begin in spring 2018, providing cutting edge facilities for

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worship, concerts and the performing arts.

Following local consultation, planning permission has recently been granted for the state-of-the-art 600 seat auditorium providing space for the whole school to worship, underlining the importance of the Methodist ethos for the school.

The Great Hall is another step for Kent College in building a world class campus and it will be used as a versatile and practical space for the school’s highly regarded drama and music departments and for the wider local community.

The purpose engineered space has been 3 years in the planning and draws on the latest in architectural design having the ability to expand or contract it’s foyer, reducing the seating to 389 for smaller performances and create space for exhibitions, galleries or entertaining. The building itself has a low-energy passive labyrinth heating and ventilation system, photo-voltaic cells and will be built to comply to the highest level of sustainability standards.

The Great Hall project is a reflection of the high level of confidence which the community has in Kent College.  This is due to excellent pastoral care and focus on the development of students as individuals, often requiring bespoke programmes, resulting in impressive success both academically and in other fields; placing Kent College amongst the best schools in the country.

We look forward to welcoming you to a cornucopia of superb concerts and theatrical performances when the Great Hall is completed in 2019.

Dr David Lamper, Executive Head Master

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Kent College is celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results following this summer’s examinations. The courses have changed, the grading has changed for some

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subjects, the nature of assessments has changed with much less emphasis on coursework – but the personalised approach at Kent College has ensured that student success is the same as ever.

The overall pass rate was 100% and most students achieved 5 grades at the equivalent of A*-C. Around 70% of all grades achieved were equivalent to A* – B grades. These statistics follow on from the best ever results at A level and IB already announced.

Students who did particularly well include the following top performers:  Carla Barwick, Harry Blake, Sophie Blummers, Ethan Brien, Emily Brown, Olivia Clarke, Lucia Cortajarena Isasi, Abby Cox, Amanda Cufley, Anousca de Moubray, Jana Dinger, Alistair Figgis, Annabel Jones, Daisy Lee-Browne, Garima Limbu, Juliette Packard, Theo Pilkington, Noah Radcliffe-Adams, Eloise Rondhout, Yoshinobu Saji, Kieran Shave, Shreyashi Thapa, Phoebe Watton.

Executive Head Master Dr David Lamper said,

“The pupils have achieved an excellent set of results in spite of the changes to courses and assessments, 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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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.

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