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The King's School, Canterbury

With origins dating back to 597AD, The King’s School is reputedly the oldest school in the world. It is also one of the country’s leading co-educational boarding schools located in the idyllic surroundings of the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), just one hour from Central London.

25 The Precincts

+44 (0)1227 595501

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 903

The King's School, Canterbury fees:

Boarding fees per term:

Day fees per term:
£8,250 to £9,165

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
886 / 6048

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 18 (87)

Boarding: 13 to 18 (357)

Sixth form: (78)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 18 (97)

Boarding: 13 to 18 (362)

Sixth form: (57)

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There is bursary information on our website here.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

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

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