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Northbourne Park School, Kent

School Details
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United Kingdom,
CT14 0NW

Tel: +44 1304 611215
Fax: +44 1304 619020

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Sebastian Rees, BA (Hons) PGCE, NPQH

School Administrator:
Mrs Jackie Jones

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Church of England
Teaching languages:
English, French
Age Range & Fees
3 - 13
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, Taster days, Scholarship or bursary exam, French or French-speaking, Interview, Assessment, Report from previous school, Please apply to school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Siblings, All-rounder, Academic, Drama, Art, Means tested bursaries, Music, Organ, Clergy/Ministers, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Sport

What we offer

  • Critical thinking
  • Theology
  • Classics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • ICT
  • Photography
  • Environmental studies
  • Electronics
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Latin
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Lacrosse
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Water sports
  • Touch rugby
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Cross-country
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Hockey
  • Orienteering
  • Language club
  • Horticulture
  • First aid/life savers
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Horse riding and management
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Chess
  • Drama productions
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Rock climbing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • 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
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
Head PhotoNorthbourne Park is an independent day and boarding school for children aged 3-13, set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland and woods in rural Kent, close to Canterbury and within easy reach from London.

Northbourne Park provides children with first-class education offering each child freedom, space and countless opportunities to grow in confidence and succeed.

We focus on individual needs and consistently achieve academic excellence. Many of our pupils gain scholarships to prestigious Senior Schools.

We are passionate about sport and through an excellent sports programme pupils develop key skills and learn the importance of teamwork and leadership.

We nurture a love for the Arts. Many pupils learn one or more musical instrument and can participate in the choir, band, orchestra, string and brass groups that all perform regularly within the school and the local area.

Other opportunities include LAMDA lessons, drama productions and Public Speaking that ensure the pupils are articulate and confident in their performances. Artistic talents are encouraged through a range of media including sculpture, costume design and film-making on iMacs.

The school's unique Language Programme helps every child develop foreign languages in an integrated learning environment. French is introduced from the age of 3, and we have a unique Bilingual programme for French pupils who join years 7 and 8 studying the French academic curriculum.

Our Learning Support Department offers a wide range of SEN support including programmes for Dyslexia and social communication difficulties for children in the average plus range of abilities.

Pupils can enjoy a fun and extensive programme of afternoon clubs that help develop their interests and skills in hobbies that can endure long into adult life. Love of the outdoors and respect for the environment begins in the Pre-Prep and develops through into the Prep School with fun physical adventures. Pupils love playing in the woods, camping out overnight and following our pioneering Outdoor Education Programme.

Pupils receive first-class levels of pastoral care in safe and nurturing surroundings. Our boarding facilities provide a home-from-home environment with continuous boarding services at weekends throughout the term. Accompanied travel services to London and Paris offers opportunities for weekends at home.

Children are at the heart of everything we do and it is important to us that they learn with confidence and enjoy each and every day at school. Prospective pupils are welcome and we offer a wide range of scholarships.
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