Kent College

Kent College, Canterbury is an outstanding day and boarding school that celebrates both its 135 years of history and tradition, and its forward-looking, innovative approach to education. It has a reputation as a friendly school and is most definitely a place where teachers really get to know the pupils, with the time and space to give individual attention, both academically and pastorally.

Whitstable Road

01227 763231

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Methodist

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 568

Kent College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£10,072 to £13,860

Day fees per term:
£6,511 to £7,487

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
886 / 6053

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (215)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (90)

Sixth Form: (72)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (185)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (78)

Sixth Form: (69)

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Kent College has a long tradition of recognising and rewarding outstanding ability by awarding scholarships for academic achievement, and in Art, Drama, Music and Sport. Scholarships are designed to attract talented pupils from all backgrounds who would benefit from the unique educational experience offered by Kent College. The school undertakes to nurture and develop a scholar’s talent; in return scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to school life.

Scholarships are offered to pupils at Year 7 (age 11+), Year 9 (age 13+) and Year 12 (age 16+). As a member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), the group of schools that includes the top independent schools in the country, it is agreed that the maximum amount of scholarship available will be 50% of tuition fees. It is possible to be awarded a scholarship in more than one area but the maximum overall value will not exceed 50%. Means-tested bursaries may also be offered in addition to scholarships, and further information is available from the Admissions office or call +44 (0)1227 763231.

Kent College is committed to supporting eligible families through means-tested bursary awards. Bursary support up to 100% of the tuition fees may be available depending on the circumstances of applicants.

Parents will be invited to complete a financial assessment form, based on a model provided by the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association. The scale of bursary awarded will be based on the information provided, and the financial criteria that the school applies to all bursary awards.

For full details of bursary awards and application procedure please contact or call +44 (0)1227 763231.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies