Where do I find out about uniform?
Can my child try on uniform before buying?
What shoes are required? Can my child wear trainers?
Can my daughter wear trousers?
What colour should my daughter’s blouse and sweater be for Year 12?
Visit the uniform page
School shoes should be black leather. Trainer-style shoes, boots or boot-style shoes are not permitted.
Girls in Years 7-11 may ask for permission to wear trousers or lengthen the school skirt to comply with religious codes. Girls in Years 12 and 13 have the option of wearing trousers as part of the Sixth Form uniform.
Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) girls may wear blouses (with sleeves and collar) of any colour, checks/stripes.
How many pupils in a class?
How does my child choose his/her subjects?
Can my child change subjects once they have started?
Does my child need to bring pens, books, notepads etc.?
Will my child be issued with a laptop?
Usually yes, depending on his or her timetable.
Your child will need to provide his or her own pens, everything else is provided.
Kent College provides all pupils with a MacBook 13” laptop computer and charger to be used for educational purposes throughout their time at the school. The school ensures that the laptop is working and loaded with appropriate software when handed over, and offers technical support as is appropriate during term time. All pupils and parents/guardians are required to sign the school Laptop Agreement and Computer Acceptable Use Policy. Both documents can be found in the parent portal. Parents should ensure that the laptops are insured during the holiday periods if taking them outside of the United Kingdom.
Does my child need to have a mouthguard?
Does my child have to take part in sport?
How do I know which House my child has allocated to buy PE kit?
Visit the uniform page
Wednesday afternoon is set aside for Years 10 to 12 to participate in different sporting activities and clubs.
House allocation is done during the first week of term, and House shirts can be ordered after then.
Can my child bring his/her own instrument?
Can my child practise music any time?
Yes, depending on the instrument and the availability of a practice room.
Is there school on Saturday?
Can my child put posters on their walls?
What are the laundry arrangements?
How many others will my child share a room with?
Are pupils allowed out after school?
How do I find a guardian?
Laundry is done for the boarders. Pupils put their washing into the laundry bins on the allocated day. All pupils are responsible for their own ironing (all age groups).
Most rooms in boarding are doubles while the younger years share rooms in groups of 2 to 5, depending on their year group and boarding house. There are a number of single rooms available for Sixth Form students. Many rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities while others share larger bathroom facilities.
Boarding Pupils are allowed into town at the discretion of their house parents and after a suitable induction. There is generally leave to go to town on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Details of this can be found in the Boarding Pupils Handbook .
Aegis can be contacted at http://www.aegisuk.net
AEGIS registered guardians include;
Where is the nearest train station?
How do I book bus transport?
How far is the nearest airport?
Can the school arrange airport transfers?
Can you recommend a taxi company for airport transfers?
Which hotels do you recommend in Canterbury?
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Gatwick Airport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes by car/taxi. Heathrow Airport is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes by car/taxi.
Airport transfers are arranged by parents or the pupil’s guardian. Boarding pupils under 16 will need to be collected by a guardian, parent or other named adult from the school.
We recommend Canterbury Airport Transfers tel: +44 (0)1227 455333
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Information about accommodation in Canterbury can be found on the canterbury.co.uk website:
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