Success through innovative learning
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Developing confident young adults
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Excellent academic results IB and A Level
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Wide range of extra-curricular activities
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Bespoke curriculum opportunities
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A place where children feel good about themselves

“Do all the good you can do”

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 do’ 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. Kent College has a long history of welcoming boarding pupils from abroad, as well as from British families resident in the UK or working overseas. Around a third of pupils at Kent College are boarders, and there are over 40 countries represented in our boarding community. Our boarding students bring great richness and diversity to life at Kent College, as well as helping all of our pupils to understand and respect different cultural traditions.

We ensure that boarders are fully integrated into all aspects of school life – academic, social, musical, sporting and across the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. Our friendly and comfortable boarding houses truly become a ‘home away from home’, and many lifelong friendships are formed in our boarding community.


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Academic Results

Many congratulations to the class of 2020 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 2020 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.

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
IB average (points/45) 37 37 37 37 36 34 32
A level A*-A% 52 43 44 49 45 37 48
A level A*-B% 76 71 67 80 71 63 77
A level % pass rate 99 100 100 100 100 100 100
GCSE A*-A% (2018 onwards 9-7)* 48 36 38 46 38 37 39
% achieving 5 or more GCSEs 100 98 100 100 100 100 100


“The boarding community was super friendly which helped me make a lot of friends in no time, weekly boarding activities have also helped me divert my attention from missing home. In addition, the support I received from the houseparents and assistant house parents over the five years I’ve been at Kent College has helped me develop into a better person overall.” KC pupil
“I really like boarding because it’s like having a new family and new amazing friends who are always supportive and motivating.” KC pupil
“The school houses help to build bonds between age groups and between boarders and day pupils. A sense of family pervades. “ The Good Schools Guide
“Boarding is a means for me to have a home away from home, granting me the freedom I would not otherwise have to discover myself and grow as a person." KC pupil

Full boarding

Most of our boarding pupils are full boarders – they stay at school throughout the term and are able to take full advantage of the wide range of sport, trips and activities on offer at the weekends. We have no compulsory exeats.

Weekly boarding

This option allows students to enjoy the stimulus and structure of boarding life during the week while being at home with family at weekends – although there is so much going on at school during the weekends, including the boarding activities programme, that many weekly boarders often choose to stay for weekends too.

Occasional boarding

Occasional boarding provides students with the opportunity to stay overnight in one of our Boarding Houses or for longer periods of time.
This can be very useful if parents are travelling, students want to spend more focussed time studying or enjoy weekends and outings with friends in boarding.
For more information about the boarding options at Kent College contact

Boarders’ Activities and Trips

Throughout the week and at weekends there is a wide range of activities and trips available to all boarders. These include school sports training and fixtures, music and drama rehearsals and performances, opportunities for volunteering, trips to the theatre or sporting events, and shopping expeditions. Canterbury has many attractions and boarders are allowed to visit the city centre at the weekend at the discretion of their House Parents, although junior boarders are always supervised.

Example weekly activities – Badminton; Basketball; Conservation; Cooking (Yr 12 & 13); Dance; DoE Bronze, Silver, Gold; Equine (horse care and riding); Fencing; Five-a-side Football; Gym (over 16 years); Martial Arts; Pilates/Aerobics; Rowing; Swimming; Tennis; Volleyball ; Yoga; Young Enterprise (Yr 12); Young Farmers’ Club.

Example weekend trips – Dreamland, Margate; Paintballing; New Scientist Live; Thorpe Park; Pink Floyd Exhibition: V&A Museum; Royal Albert Hall Classical Concert; Ice Skating & Tower of London; Science Live: Victoria Theatre, London; Westfield Shopping Centre; Brooklands Motor Racing & Concorde; Football: Charlton Athletic; Chinese New Year Meal: Café De China; Windsor Castle & Park; Go-Karting; Greenwich Shopping; Howletts Wildlife Park & Trampolining.

School Fees

The termly fee ranges are currently as follows: 

Boarding – Full time per term Years 7 – 8 £8,967
Years 9 – 13 £12,339
Boarding – Weekly per term Year 7 – 8 £7,479
Years 9 – 13


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