kent college

Address: Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9DT
Founded: 1885
Number of Pupils: 800
Ages: 0-18
Fees: £5,797 to £6,665 (per term day pupils); £8,967 to £12,339 (per term, boarding)
Head Teacher: Mr Mark Turnbull, MA
Deputy Head and IB Lead: Mr Graham Letley
Junior School Head: Mr Simon James
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Entrance Procedure: Please see here
Contact: School Office: 01227 763231
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We welcome individual school visits and will be happy to arrange a bespoke tour to suit your child’s interests.

The Curriculum

The college creates individual timetables for students allowing for enormous flexibility within the curriculum. A wide variety of GCSEs, one-year IGSCES, 24 A-levels, Cambridge Technicals and the International Baccalaureate.

Games & the Arts

Sports teams regularly compete at national level for cricket, hockey and recent students have gone on to play hockey for England. The arts are at the centre of school life with seven music ensemble, five choirs and ten drama productions hosted in the 600 seats state-of-the-art theatre that was opened last year.

Pastoral Care

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 always to be pupil-centred and to focus on enabling every child to become the best they can be.

University Places

Oxford and Cambridge. 43 per cent of students on average go to Russell group universities. Recent international universities include Bocconi, Esada in Barcelona as well as a variety of universities in the US. Students have been awarded scholarships to study medicine at UCL, hockey in California or a UNICEF scholarship to study in Spain.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

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 dyslexia unit. We were delighted that at our most recent full inspection (in 2015), the Independent Schools Inspectorate judged the school to be ‘excellent’ in every aspect – the highest grade possible.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Methodist Christian ethos
  • Family friendly community with a focus on student health and well being.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Broad curriculum options inc GCSE, IGCSE, IB, A-level and Cambridge Technicals.
  • Bespoke timetables created for individual student pathways
  • School farm with horse riding and Young Farmers Club
  • 60 clubs and activities
  • 80 acre campus on the edge of the safe and historic city of Canterbury
  • 60 minutes to London by train
  • Easy to access international airports within 70 mins to 90 mins