Senior School Activities

An enormous strength of Kent College is the wonderful array of activities that take place outside the classroom. The activities programme is designed to allow each pupil to find an area or areas where they can discover and develop their skills.

From Year 7 all pupils are encouraged to attend at least two activities. Activities take place at lunch times, after school and at the weekends. They range from the normal team sports and musical ensembles to gardening and Young Farmers. We encourage all of our pupils to build up a portfolio of activities during their time at school and these are all centrally recorded. By the end of their time at school each student has built up a wealth of evidence which can then be used to support the vital UCAS application or CV.

School clubs and activities

Art Club Archery (Summer term) Astronomy Club Athletics (Spring/Summer term) Badminton Basketball Board Games Club British Sign Language Charities Committee Chess
Choir Coding Club Concert Band Cooking Skills Creative Writing Cross Country Dance Debating Society and Model United Nations Dissection Club Drama
Duke of Edinburgh Eco Warriors Club Electronics Club English as an Additional Language Speaking Club Farm Club Fencing Folk Group Football Gardening and nature (Summer) Golf
Gym Hockey Horse riding Jewellery making (TBC) Lego Library Music Theory Netball Orchestra Print and Pattern
Public Speaking Society Reading Club Recreational Sports Retro Console Gaming Rowing Rugby Science Club Sedecim Squash Stable Management
Strategy Campaign Game Strength & Conditioning String Quartet Summer Opera Touch Typing Voces Cambiata Volleyball Weightlifting Yoga Young Enterprise


From individual to team sports there is something for everyone from archery and rowing to the major team sports of hockey and cricket. For recreation or elite performance sport is encouraged at every level.


Whatever your instrument you will be encouraged to make music. The dedicated Music School offers plenty of practice rooms and a recording studio. Performance is encouraged from an early age and talents recognised through national competitions.


From whole school musicals to intimate exam pieces the standard of the drama at Kent College is excellent. LAMDA lessons are extremely popular throughout the year group.


How many schools have a full working farm? Students benefit from going to the farm during curriculum time in the early years. Those students who want to become Young Farmers or take up riding with the benefit of a new riding arena.

Liberal Studies

To help our students learn about the wider world we host an impressive array of speakers: from arts to politics and history our students enjoy getting to meet some of the leading authorities in the country.

Duke of Edinburgh

From Year 10 onwards students develop their leadership and survival skills through the tried and tested DoE scheme. Students are encouraged to pursue the award all the way to Gold Award and through doing this experience adventures at home and abroad.


This student run body regularly raises over £20,000 a year. They choose the charities to be supported and then run the events. The events vary from whole school endeavours to individual campaigns.


With one of the most important areas of natural woodland being on our doorstep you will often find a happy band of Kent College students in the woods at the weekend helping to conserve the natural beauty of our surroundings through coppicing and brush clearing.

Young Enterprise

Sixth form students benefit from the opportunity of starting and running their own businesses. The competition runs with the help of a network of local business owners who guide and advise throughout the process.


Most recently our engineers won a national competition during which they designed a robotic arm. They have been encouraged by the judges to take their product to market! We regularly enter and win engineering competitions!


Young architects often cut their teeth on designing with lego. Now there is a well run competition which encourages the students pit their wits against other young designers.


Our spacious art rooms provide the ideal ambience for those students who want to extend or practise their artistic talents. Students are encouraged to explore many different mediums from mechanical through to photography and the results are simply stunning!


For the computer enthusiasts there are plenty of opportunities to explore building your own computers and robots through to designing your own computer games. Technology is an area where Kent College excels as it is recognised as a flagship school by Apple.


Want to discover a new antibiotic or grow seeds which have been in space. Science Club provides all the projects you will love. With two excellent universities on our doorstep we are always at the top of the invite list for the very latest science extravaganzas.

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