Around a third of pupils at Kent College are boarders. The school has a long history of welcoming boarders from abroad as well as from British families resident in the UK or working overseas. There are over 40 countries represented in our boarding population and this brings great richness and diversity to school life, as well as helping all our pupils to understand and respect different cultural traditions. Boarders are fully integrated into the school and belong to school competitive houses and take part in the leadership of the school through the Senior Student Executive.
Most are full boarders, staying at the school throughout the term although weekly boarding is an option so that the child can enjoy all the stimulus of boarding life during the week and still be at home with the family at weekends. It is worth noting that accompanied rail transport to and from London, St Pancras can be included as part of the boarding package allowing students to spend the week at school and the weekends at home with their families. There are also opportunities for occasional boarding, when the needs of modern life require that parents may be away for a short while. This allows for continuity for a pupil involved in the myriad of activities available here at Kent College.