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Kent College, Canterbury

School Level

Prep, Senior, Sixth Form, and 1 year GCSE Programme and A-Level Programme

Boarding Age



GCSE, A-Level, and IB Diploma Program





Boarding ratio


Summary Of School

  • Type of school: Co-educational
  • Age range: 0-18
  • Pupils: 592
  • Boarders: 30%
  • Fees: From £30,216
  • 2023 A Level Results: 37% A*/A
  • 2023 GCSE Results: 45% 9-7
  • 2023 IB average: 36/45

Kent College, Canterbury Overview

Kent College, Canterbury founded in 1885 is a co-educational private school for boarding and day pupils located in Canterbury in the South-East of England. Nearby the school is the school farm and riding centre.

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Kent College, Canterbury Courses & Programmes

The courses offered by Kent College, Canterbury are as follows:
  • Garden Cottage Nursery (0-3 years old)
  • Junior School (3-11 years old)
  • Senior School (11-16 years old)
  • Sixth Form (16-18 years old)

Kent College, Canterbury Ranking

Kent College, Canterbury Boarding

There are five boarding houses at Kent College Senior School, three boys’ houses and two girls’ houses. All of the boarding houses have house parents who live in them and are responsible for the welfare of the pupils in their houses. Most rooms in boarding are doubles, while the younger years share rooms in groups of 2 to 5, depending on their year group and boarding house. There are some single rooms available for Sixth form students. Most rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities, while others share larger bathroom facilities. Each boarding house has common room facilities for all pupils, including Sky TV, Wifi, kitchen and dining areas and games areas.

There are no formal lessons on Saturday, but there are usually sports fixtures, team practice in the morning, catch-up sessions, and other activities. Throughout the week and at weekends, there is a wide range of activities and trips available to all boarders.

Kent College, Canterbury Fees

Year 7-8

Full Borading
£ 30,216

Year 9-13

Full Boarding
£ 41,580


Kent College has a reputation for sporting excellence. There are a variety of activities for health and well-being that students can engage in outside curriculum time, including yoga, conservation, and sports activities. To ensure students stay healthy and active, Sixth Form students have an afternoon of timetabled physical activity that they choose, including team sports, rowing, badminton, and trampolining. 

Sixth Form students have more than 60 weekly activities and societies to choose from, and they are encouraged to participate in at least two per week. The school hosts approximately 60 clubs each week, ranging from business club to rock band and archery to electronics. 

Kent College has access to the school’s entire working farm, which is open to all pupils from both the Junior and Senior schools. The school’s Farmers’ Club has been in action for more than 60 years, and it allows pupils who want to be Young Farmers or aim to pursue a career such as veterinary science or who simply love the experience of spending time with the wide array of farm animals to work with all the animals on the farm. Kent College has a horse riding team that competes at National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) events, including show jumping, eventers’ challenges, and arena events. Kent College offers term-time riding lessons to students on Saturdays and Sundays and also runs holiday Pony days and specific days for Pony Club members.

⁠Pastoral Care

Well-being is central to the ethos of a Methodist school. Kent College is well-known for its family atmosphere and supportive environment. We know it is vital that our students strike a balance between study and free time, whether through sports, music, or helping out on the Farm.

Kent College also highly values students’ health. It has a 24/7 on-site medical team that ensures students are cared for by qualified and current nursing staff, overseen by a Senior Nurse. A doctor visits the school twice a week, and a confidential listener is also available to students should they wish to share any concerns or worries.

Part of the pastoral care programme includes the house system at Kent College. All senior school pupils and staff belong to one of these Houses. House competitions range from drama and music to chess, problem-solving, photography, sport, art, and spelling bees—every student is given a chance to shine. Students meet for chapel three times a week, with one service dedicated to upper school students. This is where achievements are celebrated and reflected upon, and our Chaplain is always available to listen.

Kent College, Canterbury Contact Information


School fee

Year 7 - 8


Year 9


Year 10 - 11


Year 12 - 13



2023 Exam Results (A - Levels)

A* - A


A* - B


2023 Exam Results (GCSE)

A* - A


A* - B


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