Kent College Junior School
Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9AQ, Kent
Co-educational Day & Boarding Preparatory & Nursery
|Head||Mr Simon James|
|Date Appointed||September 2020|
|Number of pupils||200|
|Number of boarders||12|
|Day fees per annum||£11,010 - £17,325 per annum|
|Boarding fees per annum||£27,978 per annum|
|Associations||BSA, IAPS, ISC|
Kent College is a very happy and successful school for boys and girls aged 0-18, which is situated in the south east of England on the outskirts of the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury. Canterbury is less than one hour from the centre of London by train and very close to all of the London airports.
The Garden Cottage Nursery (0-3yrs) and Prep School (3-11yrs) are based in an idyllic 14 acre site, just one mile from the centre of Canterbury. This day and boarding school offers a British education with an innovative approach to learning, full of opportunities for children to grow and develop their skills and talents.
The school has a thriving Music Department and our Choristers regularly perform at national level. There are a wide range of sports on offer from hockey to football and the school hosts regular athletic and cross country events as well as taking students on sports tours during the year. Art and Drama are also well catered for with the installation of a new Art department in the main school house and the development of an outdoor theatre.
We believe in making the timetable appropriate for each individual child. All children in the Junior School take part in our Gifted, Really Enthusiastic, Able and Talented Programme which enables the children to increase their performance even further in their chosen area. These lessons are given curriculum time and are delivered by specialist teachers who develop individual programmes for each pupil based on their needs and interests.
The areas of choice are geared towards maximising each child's chances of winning a scholarship to the Senior School or gaining entry to the school of their choice.
Kent College has a long history of welcoming boarding pupils from abroad, as well as from British families resident in the UK or working overseas. The Junior School Boarding House takes children from the age of 7 upwards and is a cosy family environment.
Our full range of 50 after school clubs offer a variety of interesting, challenging and fun activities for the children to enjoy whilst expanding their skills and knowledge.
We are also lucky to have a working farm where students can join the Farm Club and learn to care for and show animals at the Kent Show. Horse Riding lessons are available in the school's riding arena and our NESA team successfully competes in events all over the country.