Kent College Pembury is a leading independent day and boarding school from 3-18 years. Forest Explorers Nursery is for girls and boys from the term they turn 3. Reception and Year 1 are co-educational with boys able to join Year 2 from September 2023 and each subsequent year as the Prep School becomes co-educational. The Senior School and Sixth Form are girls only from 11-18.
Miss Katrina Handford (Head)
Religious affiliation: Methodist
Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding
Gender profile: Girls (some boys)
Boarding fees per term:
£9,825 to £12,530
Day fees per term:
£189 to £8,410
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
886 / 6009
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 2 to 6 (19)
Sixth Form: (1)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 2 to 18 (424)
Boarding: 9 to 18 (69)
Sixth Form: (71)
We are proud to offer a range of Scholarship and Exhibition awards for Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. These are available for Academic, Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport.
Each scholarship is supported by an outstanding programme of supervision, mentoring, enhancement and extracurricular activities, and our scholars are expected to play an active and positive role amongst students and be ambassadors for their discipline throughout their time at KC.
Every Scholarship includes a fixed annual award of £2,000 which is deducted from the first term's fees each year. This award is given to pupils demonstrating a particularly high standard of achievement or potential regardless of financial need. Scholarships are reviewed annually and subject to satisfactory performance and commitment. Pupils can hold up to three Scholarship awards (Academic and two practical awards).
Exhibitions are awarded to scholarship applicants who show great potential. They will be part of the Scholarship programme but not receive a financial award. It is expected that they will use their Exhibition status to enhance their application for a Scholarship at the next opportunity.
Kent College is committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parent/guardians means tested financial support towards the payment of school fees in the form of bursary awards.
Parents/guardians seeking a bursary are required to complete an application form which seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the household. The form requests details of income and capital, and must be accompanied by full documentary evidence.
Bursaries are only available for the Senior School and once an offer of place has been made. Paperwork is distributed in December and the application deadline is January 31st of the year you wish to enter. Decisions regarding bursaries are made by the end of February ahead of the acceptance deadline in March.
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies