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Kent College is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 – 18; set in 80 acres of idyllic oasis, providing a safe, natural environment where girls enjoy living and learning. The thriving school is a happy, caring home for boarders who can join at age ten. The Christian ethos gives a clear moral framework; pupils are well mannered, tolerant and respectful of one another. It is a busy, vibrant school where we enjoy doing things as a whole community, be it a barbecue lunch, Arts Festival or theatre trip to London’s West End.
A broad and balanced approach
Academic standards are high, with excellent GCSE and A-level results, and pupils gain places at top universities to do a variety of courses, from medicine to engineering. The curriculum and approach is broad and balanced. Success is achieved by nurturing the girls’ confidence and inspiring a love of learning. The school has a reputation for excellence in performing arts and sport.
A broad and imaginative curriculum inspires a genuine love of learning. Our staff are well-qualified and committed. They aim to inspire each individual to strive for personal excellence. Small class sizes throughout the years means that pupils of all ages benefit from attentive and personalised tuition.
The support of a strong academic staff leads to consistently excellent GCSE and A-Level results.
Facilities and location
Modern, architect-designed facilities include homely boarding houses, a state-of-the-art theatre, 2 large sports halls, indoor climbing wall, dance studio, on-site outdoor ‘adventure course’, science laboratories and an indoor swimming pool. Sixth-formers benefit from their own study centre. An iconic library and art centre.
The school is only three miles from the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, 15 minutes from the M25 and 40 minutes from London by train.
Charitable status: Kent College Pembury is a Registered Charity, number 307920. It is a Christian school specialising in girls’ education.
Gifted & Talented
Bursaries & Scholarships
Scholarships and Exhibitions
Kent College is proud to offer a range of Scholarship and Exhibition opportunities at Year 7, Year 9 and for Sixth Form.
Scholarships are awards, usually 10% of net day fees, made to pupils demonstrating a particularly high standard of achievement or potential regardless of financial need. They will normally be held for the duration of a girl’s time at Kent College, subject to satisfactory performance and commitment.
Exhibitions are awarded to scholarship applicants who show great potential but who are not quite yet at the level for scholarship. These girls will take part in the scholarship programmes but not receive a financial award.
Our scholars and exhibition-holders at Kent College are all allocated a dedicated staff supervisor with whom they meet regularly. Their supervisor not only writes a report about them but also helps them to balance the demands on their time, their expectations and those of their teachers and the wide range of commitments that many of our scholars have.
Personal targets are set and strategies considered to ensure that our scholars are best placed to ‘learn without limits’. All scholars are expected to contribute enthusiastically and regularly to the life of the school in their area and to be ambassadors of learning throughout their time at Kent College.
It is possible for girls to receive multiple Scholarships/Exhibitions (for example Academic and up to 2 Practical). Awards are normally held for the duration of a girl’s time at Kent College, if performance and conduct remain satisfactory in the view of the Headmistress.
Please see our website to access detailed arrangements and key dates relating to Scholarship and Exhibition opportunities.
Bursary support may be awarded in addition to scholarship to enhance fee reduction. Bursary funds are available if parents can demonstrate, through a means-testing procedure that they would not otherwise be able to send their daughter to Kent College due to limited financial means. If you wish to make a bursary application, we ask you to contact the Bursary.