The Senior School takes children from the age of 11 to 18. It is predominantly day but with a strong and fully integrated boarding community. Offering the IB and A Levels in the Sixth Form the school has a very strong academic track record. Virtually all students go onto their first choice universities. Boarding is offered throughout and with London only 50 minutes away, Kent College is able to offer a rural alternative. Bespoke timetabling is key with students being catered for on an individual basis.
You only have to look at the latest news articles to see how diversity is encouraged at Kent College. Small class sizes and attention to progress are key to the high academic standards at the school. IB results placed the school in the top ten nationally last year. The excellent class room provision is supplemented by an extensive array of extra curricula opportunities. The school has its own farm where equine studies are available. The extensive playing fields and expert coaching team ensure that our sporting prowess is well known. Drama and music play a large part in every day life of the school and opportunities to perform are very frequent. With London only 50 minutes away weekly boarding is an attractive option for busy London families. This is a school with a rich tradition while staying right at the front of educational advancements. A complete education from the age of 3 to 18.
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7th May 2020 — “Thank you” means so much during these challenging times. At Kent College, we have been coming up with new ways each week to thank the NHS and our wonderful key workers from our Thursday claps to banners created by our students, drawing wishing you well cards sent to care homes and creating PPE for our local surgeries and care homes.
Now our award-winning choristers have created their own version of the popular hymn “Thank you for giving me the morning” by rewriting the words to send a truly special “Thank You” message to all those doing so much to keep us safe during the pandemic.
We hope you enjoy the recording below and that you can share it with the wider community to show our deep-felt appreciation.
KC U18 Girls place 4th in National Hockey Championships.
Kent College U18 girls have placed 4th in the country after a very competitive T3 Semi Final at the Investec United Kingdom Girls School Championships.girls’ hockey team have worked incredibly hard this season, earning the
9th March 2020 — Kent College's U18 girls’ hockey team have worked incredibly hard this season, earning them a place in the Investec United Kingdom Girls School Championship finals at Lee Valley.
After a sterling performance, unfortunately, hindered by a key player's broken collar bone, the girls lost to Leeds Grammar School (3-1). The games were all very competitive with a very high level of performance displayed by all teams.
The girls came home with a 4th place medal which is an amazing result, being placed in the Top 4 schools in the country, even more so considering this is such a young team.
Kent College is very proud of this achievement and such a great display of teamwork between the girls.
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As part of the ongoing expansion of the Kent College International Community, we are delighted to announce that Kent College Cairo will officially open in 2022 with a capacity for 1,500 students.
6th March 2020 — As part of the ongoing expansion of the Kent College International Community, we are delighted to announce that Kent College Cairo will officially open in 2022 with a capacity for 1,500 students.
Kent College West Cairo will be the third international school that Kent College has been involved with: it has been operating successfully in Dubai since 2016 and plans to open in Hong Kong. Like its sister schools, Kent College West Cairo will reflect the same ethos and values where children of all abilities are accepted and supported by a team of specialized trained teachers to support each student's needs. It will implement the STEAM approach to pedagogy with British certified teachers carrying out the national UK curriculum, followed by iGCSE and the IB Diploma will be optional in senior years.
Orascom Development’s management including Ashraf Nessim, Co-CEO of Orascom Development Egypt, Kent College Canterbury’s Executive Head Dr David Lamper held a press conference in Cairo recently to announce the new school. Orascom Development is a leading developer in fully integrated destinations with a diverse and global portfolio. Their latest addition to its town portfolio, O West, is envisioned to be a 'complete sensory experience full of energy’. O West has been designed to offer an integrated town experience including restaurants, shops, sports clubs and schools. Kent College West Cairo is set to be part of this community with an investment cost of EGP 500 million and officially opening in the second half of 2022.
The school will accommodate 1,500 students with high quality education, supported by some 400 members of staff. The school will encompass a total of 70 classrooms as well as laboratories, libraries, performing arts spaces, sports spaces and student collaboration areas.
Ashraf Nessim, Co-CEO of Orascom Development Egypt said “We are very pleased with our strategic cooperation with one of the top schools in the UK, Kent College. We are different in what we do and in what we call town development in all our destinations worldwide. We are probably one of the very few in the world that build towns in every sense of the word: houses, hotels, schools, hospitals and services.” He added “We aim to provide high quality education for Egyptian students and create a wholesome community through the strategic partnership to boost employment opportunities and expand economic growth.”
“Orascom Development is one of the most reliable developers in the Egyptian market, delivering state of the art integrated towns. Kent College and O West have a common interest in creating vibrant communities.” said Dr David Lamper, Executive Head of Kent College Canterbury.
Local artists, Total Pap, renowned for papier mache and linocut creations are visiting Kent College for a talk and exhibition during the School’s 2020 Arts’ Week.
15th January 2020 — Local artists, Total Pap, renowned for papier mache and linocut creations are visiting Kent College for a talk and exhibition during the School’s 2020 Arts’ Week.
Kent College are excited to announce that they will be hosting Kentish artists, Total Pap, as part of their 2020 Arts’ Week.
Total Pap are famous for their papier mache and linocut creations (many of these you may have spotted at Canterbury’s Cafe des Amis. Formed in 1990 by Emily Firmin and Justin Mitchell, Total Pap started selling their pieces in Camden Market before moving back to Kent in 1992 residing in Whitstable. The duo have had many exhibitions and were commissioned to design a stamp for Royal Mail. They will be spending two days with students creating and then painting a special piece for Kent College.
This February during Kent College’s Arts’ Week (w/c 10th February), Total Pap will be exhibiting their work within the school’s newly opened Great Hall and will also be presenting a talk discussing all things papier mache as well as their creative journey and the challenge of setting up their own business. The school is offering free tickets to all that would like to attend the talk which is on Tuesday 11th February at 7pm.
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Sell out of the first performance in the new Great Hall at KC
An extraordinary event took place at Kent College, Canterbury last week as over 300 pupils took to the stage and the orchestra pit to take part in a production called 'And Can It Be?'. Over 3 years in the planning the musical retelling of 12 scenes from the life of John Wesley was the first production to take place in the school's new Great Hall complex and the 600 seat auditorium was sold out on both nights.
15th October 2019 — An extraordinary event took place at Kent College, Canterbury last week as over 300 pupils took to the stage and the orchestra pit to take part in a production called 'And Can It Be?'. Over 3 years in the planning the musical retelling of 12 scenes from the life of John Wesley was the first production to take place in the school's new Great Hall complex and the 600 seat auditorium was sold out on both nights.
The event, with words by the school Chaplain Revd. Dr. Paul Glass and music by the Executive Head, Dr. David Lamper has grown in ambition over the years of its planning. Children from all year groups of the school took part (including the whole of the Junior School) and there were pupils from sister school, Lorenden and Kent College, Dubai taking part.
Five students played John Wesley at different parts of his life.
'Our main aim was to tell the story of the founding of Methodism in a fresh and exciting way to people who had not heard the story before.' said Paul Glass.
The audience was thrilled by the production and one of the highlights was as the cast and audience rose to sing 'And Can It Be' complete with new full orchestration and new descants written especially for the production.
The Great Hall is for hire by the local community and has the capacity to change from a smaller more intimate theatre of 300 up to full capacity of 600. Please contact Olivia Beardsmore on email@example.com for more information.
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Kent College hosts exclusive interview with England's Sporting heroes.
Kent College’s Open Day for 2019 was one to remember this year, with a trio of England’s greatest sporting heroes attending for a morning of coaching followed by an exclusive interview for all to attend.
1st October 2019 — Kent College’s Open Day for 2019 was one to remember this year, with a trio of England’s greatest sporting heroes attending for a morning of coaching followed by an exclusive interview for all to attend.
After a morning of coaching preparing the students for the upcoming 19/20 season, prospective and current students, parents (and some lucky staff) gathered in School’s newly opened Great Hall for the interview.
Rob Key, England's most prolific batsmen of all time and current Sky Sports commentator, interviewed Joe Denly (England Cricketer) and gold medal Olympian Hollie-Pearne-Webb (England Hockey Captain).
The trio discussed Denly’s time in the 2019 Ashes and Hollie’s experience of the 2016 Olympic Games. The stars discussed success through adversity and the value of determination, strength and the mindset of never giving up in the pursuit of success. This was followed by a Q&A with the audience which posed questions regarding the effects of social media on the sports star’s ability to focus and achieve.
The interviews were a huge success and a truly fantastic way to end the Open Morning.