Unlocking the benefits of boarding: your child's home away from home

Posted on 13th Mar 2024 in Which School?, School News, Boarding

King’s School Rochester provides insight into the unique experience of attending a boarding school.

When it comes to your child's education and personal growth, choosing the right path is a crucial decision. We understand that you want the best for your child, and that's why we invite you to explore the extraordinary world of King's School Rochester, where boarding isn't just an option; it's a transformative experience. King’s offers a boutique boarding experience where no-one is a number.

A rich heritage

With a legacy spanning over 1,400 years, King's is the second oldest school in the world, nestled in the shadow of Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle, our school steeped in history and tradition. Whilst a sense of place is bound to have an impact on the development of the children learning here, we prepare your child for the evolving challenges of the 21st century, emphasizing skills, experiences, and opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

The HEART of King's

Our core values - Happiness, Endeavour, Aspiration, Roundedness and Teamwork (the HEART of King’s) - are the guiding principles shaping the King's experience, nurturing each pupil's unique potential while fostering a profound sense of community and inner confidence.

A global community

Our boarding community mirrors the diversity of the modern world, welcoming pupils from over 20 different countries. This cultural mosaic creates an enriching environment where your child learns alongside peers from diverse backgrounds, fostering a global perspective.

Home away from home

With just 55 boarders, our community is intimate and nurturing. Our modernized Victorian boarding houses, School House for boys and St. Margaret's House for girls, offer a ‘home away from home’ experience, conveniently located near the school.

Flexibility for every family

We offer various boarding options to suit unique family needs, including weekday boarding for full engagement in extracurricular activities and flexi-boarding to ease the stress of commuting during exam times. Our well-structured pastoral support system ensures your child is always in capable hands, 24/7.

Exceptional dining and weekend adventures

Our chef prepares delicious two-course meals daily, offering a taste of home. Common rooms provide spaces for relaxation and socialising, mirroring the comforts of home.

Weekends are brimming with exciting activities, ensuring your child has a fulfilling and enjoyable experience outside of the classroom.

A transformative journey

At King's School Rochester, we aim to foster independence while maintaining the comforting embrace of home. Our boarding experience is about creating lasting friendships, unforgettable memories, and a profound sense of belonging. Saying goodbye is often the hardest part for our pupils, who describe their time here as "the most unforgettable experience of their lives."

Choosing the right school for your child is a significant decision, and we want to ensure you have all the information you need. To learn more about King's School Rochester and how we can help shape your child's future, please visit our website at www.kings-rochester.co.uk or contact us directly at admissions@kings-rochester.co.uk.

Your child's journey begins here, with us, at King's School Rochester. Join us in creating a brighter future for your child.

This article first appeared in the 2024 edition of Which School? You can view the digital version of the guidebook here: