Kent College, Canterbury
'Success through a personalised learning experience'
Situated in a delightful location, over looking the historic city of Canterbury. Kent College provides a challenging yet unfailingly supportive community for 3 to 18 year olds that nurtures and develops an impressive range of talents and interests enabling every pupil to realise their full potential. Service personnel who are eligible for the Services Education Allowance pay only 10%; of the total boarding and tuition fee. Kent College is situated in a delightful 80 acre semi-rural location adjoining 200 acres of ancient woodland. The idyllic campus overlooks the historic city of Canterbury and is within easy access to London and its airports.
The spirit of the School
Kent College is part of the Methodist Schools Group, though it happily welcomes pupils of all faiths, and none. It is renowned as a particularly friendly and welcoming school with a strong family feeling.
The high expectations of the school mean that pupils of all ages are given every opportunity and support to achieve academic excellence. In 2014, 77% of all A-level grades were A*- B and the school as been in the top 10 of UK IB schools twice in the last three years.
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 exceptionally well-qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teaching staff. A select number of pupils benefit from a specialist.
Home away from home
Boarding is available from the age of seven. Every child is given personal attention and supervision, and new arrivals are given special help to settle in to their new home. Recent investment has brought seamless wireless internet connection to all the senior boarding houses. Students and parents benefit from flexibility as the school provides termly, weekly and occasional boarding.
With the benefit of a floodlit all-weather pitch, used for hockey in the winter and tennis in the summer, as well as a superbly equipped Sports Hall and numerous pitches, Kent College teams make formidable competitors in any sport. Hockey is a particular strength, with regular representation in County and National squads.
The cultural dimension
Music and drama play a central role in the life of the school, with many performances each year. The Music Centre offers state of the art facilities for all aspects of the subject. The provision for Music Technology is now amongst the best in the country.
Beyond the classroom
A huge range of extracurricular activities is available during lunch breaks, after school and at weekends. These opportunities are varied ranging from Duke of Edinburgh, to debating. The school even has its own farm and developing equine centre. Language exchanges and overseas trips play an important role in offering a diverse range of personal development opportunities.