Open to Thrive
Independent day and boarding School
Open to Thrive
Independent day and boarding School
Open to Thrive
Independent day and boarding School
Open to Thrive
Independent day and boarding School
Open to Thrive
Independent day and boarding School
Open to Thrive
Independent day and boarding School

A place where children feel good about themselves

“Do all the good you can”

Located on the outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, our school is proud both of its 130 years of history and tradition, and of its forward-looking, innovative approach to education. We are a school deeply rooted in the Christian Methodist tradition that welcomes all pupils of every faith and none, and celebrates diversity in all aspects of our school life. ‘Do all the good you can’ is a guiding principle, and one that allows pupils to grow and develop into confident young adults, aware of their responsibilities and their place in the world.

Kent College has a reputation as a friendly school. It is most definitely a place where teachers really get to know the pupils, and have the time and space to give individual attention, both academically and pastorally. While it is a non-selective school, our students consistently achieve excellent academic results at GCSE, A Level, and in the International Baccalaureate. We also offer a wide range of additional support for pupils including English language teaching in our International Study Centre, and a specialist Learning Support Centre. We were delighted that at our most recent full inspection (in 2022), the Independent Schools Inspectorate judged the school to be ‘excellent’ in every aspect – the highest grade possible.

Sport, Music and Drama all play a major role in our school life and offer opportunities for everyone, from beginners to elite level performers. We also offer a wide-ranging variety of activities and clubs, as well as the opportunity to work on our School Farm. All of these co-curricular activities feed into the much wider theme that informs everything we do: that young people who feel good about themselves do well, whatever their chosen path may be.

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Open Morning

      We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Open Morning on

Saturday 30th September 2023

9.00am – 12.30pm

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"A most welcoming school that my son joined in year 8. The children are encouraged to pursue their passions with vigour. The teaching staff are down to earth and extremely approachable. Simply, a lovely community to be part of." KC Parent
“My time at Kent College was a period in my life I will never forget. My experience throughout Senior School was pure enjoyment, from the array of sports to making friends for life. In addition, every teacher that taught me, went out their way to offer additional support and guidance towards my academic work. I will never forget all the help I received at Kent College and the people I met throughout the process.” Former Pupil at KC
“The pupils’ behaviour towards one another is excellent, reflecting the school’s primary aim to be a caring community” ISI Inspection
“Pupils benefit from an excellent and inventive curriculum. Bespoke timetabling enables the college to meet pupils’ subject choices and for instance additional practice time for advanced athletes or musicians” ISI Inspection
“Going to the farm has made me more confident and determined, and given me valuable team working skills that I’ll need in the future.” KC pupil

Pastoral Care and Pupil Wellbeing

Kent College has a reputation for being a friendly and caring school, and our pastoral structure is designed to give all pupils the support they need from the start of their school career to the day they leave. Our mission is to always be pupil-centred and to focus on enabling every child to become the best he/she can be.

School Farm

Pupils at Kent College are incredibly lucky to have access to the school’s full working farm, set in 50 acres of land. Moat Farm is a short walk from the main Senior school campus and is open to all pupils. It is equally popular with students who want to be Young Farmers who are aiming to pursue a career such as veterinary science, or with those who simply love the experience of spending time with the wide array of farm animals. The school’s Farmers’ Club has been in action for more than 60 years, and it allows pupils to work with all the animals on the farm: a breeding herd of Sussex cattle, pigs, a small flock of sheep, as well as the farm’s hens, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs!

Horse Riding at KC

KC Horse Riding is open to all pupils – pupils do not need to have their own pony, so it is a great opportunity for girls and boys who are interested in learning how to ride and look after horses. KC Horse Riding is an approved Pony Club centre, and pupils who ride with us may, if they wish, join the Pony Club and work to achieve lots of different badges (such as mucking out, grooming, horse behaviour, colours and markings), certificates and tests, incorporating horse care and riding.

Academic Results

Many congratulations to the class of 2022 as Kent College students and staff celebrated another successful year for IB, A Level and GCSE. The results reflected the consistently high standards that the school has been achieving for many years across a wide variety of subjects and various different branches of study.

We are proud of all our students and the contribution they have made to the school and to the local and global community. The cohort of 2022 deserves to be particularly recognised for their hard work, professionalism and how they coped during the challenging period of lockdown in the UK using the opportunity to pursue academic enrichment and service.


2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
IB average (points/45) 35.5 38.5 37 37 37 37
A Level A*-A% 40 55 52 43 44 49
A Level A*-B% 67 77 76 71 67 80
A Level % pass rate 99.5 100 99 100 100 100
GCSE A*-A% (2018 onwards 9-7)* 35 48 48 36 38 46
% achieving 5 or more GCSEs 97 100 100 98 100 100

School Fees

The termly fee ranges are currently as follows: 

Day Pupils     

Year 7 £19,533 ( £6,511 per term)
Year 8 £20,880 ( £6,960 per term)
Year 9 £21,384 ( £7,128per term)
Year 10 £21,615 ( £7,205 per term)
Years 11 – 13 £22,461 ( £7,487 per term)

Boarding Full Time

Years 7-8 £30,216 ( £10,072 per term)
Years 9-13 £41,580 ( £13,860 per term)

 Boarding Weekly

Years 7-8 £ 25,200 ( £8,400 per term)
Years 9-13 £ 37,002 (£12,334 per term)

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We look forward to welcoming you to Kent College, Canterbury.

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