FAQs

Uniform Questions

  • 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?

Information about what pupils wear at Kent College, where to purchase uniform and sports kit, as well as dress codes, buying mouthguards and lost property can be found on the Uniform page

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Yes, sizing samples are available to try on in the school's Thrift Shop, which is located on the Senior school campus, and is open during term time on Mondays and Fridays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

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.





Academic Questions

  • 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?

Classes at Kent College have an average class size of 15 pupils with a maximum of 20.
Information about options will be sent out with your offer letter for Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12. Year 7 and year 8 will need to select which modern foreign language they wish to study.

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.





Sport Questions

  • 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?

Yes, information about OPRO mouthguard fitting can be found on the Uniform page.

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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.





Music Questions

  • Can my child bring his/her own instrument?

  • Can my child practise music any time?

Yes, pupils are welcome to bring their instruments to school.
Yes, depending on the instrument and the availability of a practice room.





Boarding Questions

  • 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?

There are no lessons on Saturday, but there are usually sports fixtures and team practice in the morning.
Yes this is permitted in the boarding houses.

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 .





Travel Questions

  • 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?

Canterbury West (direct trains to Ashford International and London St Pancras) is approximately 5 minutes by car/taxi.
Information about timetable, routes and an online booking form is available on the transport page.

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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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