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Kent College, Canterbury, Kent

School Details
School Crest
Whitstable Road,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1227 763231
Fax: +44 1227 787450

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Head Master:
Dr David J Lamper, EdD BMus MA AKC

Mrs Jayne Simpson

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Methodist, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Early registration or registration at birth, Visit school, Scholarship exam, Please apply to school, Report from previous school, Interview, GCSE results, Assessment, Trial day at school, Taster days, References, Entry test or exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Sport, Music, Other bursaries, Drama, Academic, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Art, Means tested bursaries, Siblings, IB Diploma scholarships, Financial need, Senior school entry, Boarding, All-rounder, 6th Form, Junior school entry

What we offer

  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Business studies
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Psychology
  • Media/Film studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Photography
  • Economics
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Theology
  • Government/Politics
  • Electronics
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • German
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Fencing
  • Rounders
  • Fitness training
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horticulture
  • Chess
  • Language club
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
Head PhotoBe Part of our Success

Kent College is an outstanding co-educational day and boarding school for 3 to 18 year olds. The senior and junior campuses are situated half a mile apart overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and with easy access to all London airports.

Kent College is renowned as a particularly friendly and welcoming school with a strong family feeling. The school provides a challenging yet unfailingly supportive community that nurtures and develops an impressive range of talents and interests in order to enable every pupil to realise their full potential.

The high expectations of the school mean that pupils of all ages are given every opportunity and support to achieve academic excellence. The IB diploma is offered alongside our A-level courses.

The School can proudly boast that almost all sixth formers go on to their first choice University, including Oxford and Cambridge. This academic strength reflects the small class sizes and the quality of the teaching staff. A select number of pupils benefit from a specialist Dyslexia Support Centre and International Study Centre where pupils from overseas are given individual support.

At the entry points of 11, 13 and 16 Academic, Sport, Music, Art and Drama Scholarships are awarded to pupils with exceptional talents. Kent College is also able to offer means tested bursaries of up to 100% from the age of 8.

There are five boarding houses on the senior campus, three for boys and two for girls, each with house parents for whom this is their family residence. The junior school is able to offer boarding from the age of 7 in an extremely comfortable and homelike environment. Students and parents benefit from flexibility as the school provides termly, weekly and occasional boarding.

An excellent array of sports facilities enables Kent College teams to make formidable competitors in any sport. Hockey is a particular strength, with regular representation in County and National squads.

The Music Centre offers state of the art facilities for all aspects of the subject including a recording studio. The provision for Music is now amongst the best in the country.

A huge range of extracurricular activities is available from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, to debating. A distinctive aspect of the school is that we have a thriving school farm and developing equine centre.
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