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Kent College

Kent College

  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep
  • Prep
  • Senior
  • 700 to 1,000 pupils
  • Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 months to 18 located on the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent. Founded 137 years ago, the school is a Christian Methodist foundation that welcomes pupils of every faith and none.

    Its guiding principle is 'do all the good you can' and encourages 'pupils to grow and develop into confident young adults, aware of their responsibilities and their place in the world.'

    Head Mark Turnbull says: '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.'

    '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 co-curricular 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.'

    Inspection reports

    Inspections provide parents with detailed information from which to assess key aspects of a school. Find out more about why inspections matter.

    The school was last inspected in October 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.

    The school is part of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust, a registered charity. Read more on the Charity Commission website.

    Contact Details

    Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9DT
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    Kent College Open Day

    The next Open Morning at Kent College will be held on Saturday 30th September and a Sixth Form Information Evening on Tuesday 14th November. Prospective parents and pupils can also arrange a personal visit to see the school on a normal working day. Find out more about Open Days at Kent College.

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