Kent College Junior School

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Kent College Junior School is a day and boarding school for children aged three months to eleven years.

We offer an exciting and vibrant education in a safe and idyllic environment with high expectations of our children in academic performance, range of opportunity and behaviour. Children can discover an enjoyment of rising to challenges and develop the personality and skills to thrive in our rapidly developing world.

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The Key to Early Success

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The GREAT programme (Gifted, Really enthusiastic, Able and Talented) offered by the unrestricted curriculum structure at the Junior School is the key to early success.

Setting in core subjects is designed to accelerate progress and gives children the option to develop particular skills, be they academic, art, drama, music or sport.

The G-R-E-A-T programme
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Welcome to Kent College Junior School

Children follow individualised programmes that recognises that all children flourish at different rates and in response to different challenges. These challenges must be appropriate and delivered in a positive, encouraging way. All children benefit from our accelerated learning programme where they are taught numeracy and literacy in groups that are ability based rather than age based. All children receive a wide and varied range of opportunities that will allow them to enjoy a variety of activities and wherever appropriate strive for excellence.

Why Choose Us?

Accelerated Learning

Children are grouped by ability rather than chronological age so enabling us to accelerate their progress in Maths, English, a foreign language, sport and music.


Our Gifted, Really Enthusiastic, Able and Talented programme enables us to accelerate children’s progress academically and in Art, Design, Drama, Music and Sport through their maximum skill acquisition years of six to eleven.


We do our best to ensure that all the children receive the wide range of opportunities that we offer and that all children make appropriate progress in all areas of school life.

Extended Day

Enables us to look after and challenge appropriately all our children between eight and six each day, this can be extended further by arrangement.

Early Years

Our children progress from Pre Reception to Reception where they are taught in an idyllic environment by a teacher supported by Teaching Assistants. This enables them to have their progress monitored and individually designed.


Our family boarding arrangement makes us an excellent choice for children experiencing boarding for the first time. Our specific courses also enable our children to use the residential experience to achieve excellence.


We pride ourselves on being able to provide a personalised learning experience, where we can organise the curriculum to suit the child.

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Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

KC Events

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Boys' Hockey Finals

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Boys' Hockey Finals
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Year 6 Residential Trip

19th March -22nd March 2018

Year 6 Residential Trip
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Charity Non Uniform Day

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Charity Non Uniform Day

KC News

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Choristers' Success at The Royal Festival Hall

Monday March 12th 2018

Choristers' Success at The Royal Festival Hall
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Garden Cottage Nursery

Now Open

Garden Cottage Nursery
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KC Girls' Netball Finals

National Finals in Essex

KC Girls' Netball Finals
  • Kent College Canterbury, Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9DT, UK

How to reach us:
Train - 57 mins to London St Pancras

120 mins to Paris
105 mins to Brussels

Airport - 70 mins Gatwick

90 mins London City
90 mins Heathrow
90 mins Stansted
Channel Tunnel - 110 mins Calais