Welcome to the Kent College Infant & Junior School
The school is situated in delightful grounds on the edge of the historic City of Canterbury. Our Senior School, to which most of our pupils transfer at 11, is just over a mile away. The main school building was once the home of the renowned Victorian artist Thomas Sidney Cooper R.A. and he lived here for 50 years, spending much time and money in developing the glorious gardens in which our children can play.
The Channel Tunnel and ports are only half an hour’s drive away, as is access to Eurostar. Central London can be reached in one and a half hours.
We have a small but very comfortable Boarding House within the main building, and welcome full, weekly or occasional boarders from the age of seven upwards.
Children can join our Nursery at any time after their third birthday, and can come full time from that age, though many parents choose to start with just a couple of mornings a week. They then progress through to the Infant and finally Junior departments, full details of which are shown on this site. Other children join us at any age between four and ten.
We have an excellent academic record, with consistently strong results in the Kent Test, and many of our pupils win scholarships, for academic, artistic, musical or sporting excellence, to our Senior School. We are also able to offer specialist teaching to children with dyslexia.
Our cultural and sporting traditions are strong and we offer a huge range of clubs and activities, at lunchtime, after school and, for those who want it, on Saturday mornings. These are complemented by a variety of visits and excursions, both locally and abroad.
Above all we are a caring and welcoming school with an outstanding pastoral reputation which derives from our Christian heritage. Our children are challenged and stretched, but always encouraged and supported.
Come and explore our site. We’re sure you’ll be convinced that Kent College Infant & Junior School is the ideal starting point for every child’s educational journey.