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Kent College Preparatory School, Pembury, Kent

School Details
School Crest
Old Church Road,
Tunbridge Wells,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1892 820204
Fax: +44 1892 820214

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Head of the Prep School:
Mr Nik Pears

Director of External Relations:
Ms Sascha Evans

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Inter-denominational, Methodist
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 11
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:

Please apply to school, Interview, References, Report from previous school, Registration, Taster days, Entry test or exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Drama, Sport, Siblings, Means tested assisted places, Teaching, Senior school entry, Music, Art, Academic, Clergy/Ministers, Armed forces discounts or bursaries

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • ICT
  • Classics
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
  • Sign language
  • Fitness training
  • Cross-country
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Archery
  • Touch rugby
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Scuba diving
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Yoga
  • Rock climbing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Chess
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
We strongly believe that a happy, confident child is a successful one and our girls love school! Every girl is different. Whatever your daughter's personality and talents, we aim to ensure that she is happy, confident and successful in all areas of school life.

High academic standards, and preparation for grammar and independent senior schools (including our own) are at the heart of what we do, but we never forget that there is more to childhood and learning than examinations.

Kent College Preparatory School is a beautiful, safe and natural environment for learning and growing up. The 75 acre parkland site that we occupy and our superb range of facilities mean we can offer a broad and balanced curriculum with over 30 sports, clubs and extra-curricular activities. This is an important part of our ethos.

Our main intakes are to the Nursery and Reception classes at ages 3 and 4, although girls often join into other year groups subject to places being available. We also take a number of boarders into Years 5 and 6, prior to them joining our Senior School, which is ideal for those who have older sisters and wish to board at the same school. 20% discount is offered to Forces' families.

The curriculum is broad and balanced with an emphasis on excellent ICT provision. All pupils, even those aged 3, have subject specialist teachers for ICT, dance, drama, music, swimming, with French added at age 6. There is a performing arts culture within the school and all pupils have the opportunity to sing, play an instrument, dance and perform on stage, which develops confidence in all areas of school life. The school prides itself on a busy and diverse extra-curricular activities' programme, with over 30 clubs at lunchtime and after school.

The School is based in attractive architect-designed accommodation with spacious playgrounds. Pupils benefit from excellent facilities, some of which are shared with the Senior School, such as an indoor-heated swimming pool, 360-seater state-of-the-art theatre, large sports hall, tennis courts, activities hall and dining hall. There are extensive ICT facilities and all classes have a computer with an interactive Smartboard which the pupils use on a daily basis.

Extensive wraparound care is offered for all year groups including nursery. In addition to after school clubs and supervised homework session (Years 3-6), a popular after school care facility is available offering flexible pick-up times, an evening meal and overnight boarding if required. A breakfast club runs from 7.30am.

The School is just 40 minutes by train from London, less than an hour from Gatwick Airport, and an hour from Heathrow Airport. It is in easy reach of the M25, seaports and the Channel Tunnel. Daily transport for day girls is available in the local areas.

If you would like to know more about our approach to developing happy, confident and successful pupils, please phone us for a copy of our prospectus and DVD. You can also visit our website and view video clips and a daily update about our Nursery class at: www.kent-college.co.uk
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