Kent College Fees

School fees at Kent College are as inclusive as possible and extras are kept to a minimum. The policy at Kent College is that the fees structure should be clear, straightforward and transparent, avoiding wherever possible the levying of additional charges.

School fees for the academic year 2022-2023

Registration fee (non-returnable): £100

Deposit is payable when a place is accepted, and is non-returnable should the place subsequently not be taken up. It is returnable at the end of a pupil’s career at the school less any outstanding charges.

  • Registration Fee (non-returnable) - £100
  • Deposit for Day pupils – £600
  • Deposit for EU boarding pupils – £3,000
  • Deposit for Non-EU boarding pupils – 1 term’s fees

Payment of fees is due by the first day of each term, as printed on the fees invoice. Fees can be paid via phased payment, either by standing order or by direct debit. Fees can also be paid in advance via composition fees. Please contact the Bursar if you would like to discuss these options

Senior School year 2022-2023 Termly
Day pupils Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Years 11 - 13
Boarding full time Years 7-8
Years 9-13
Boarding weekly Years 7-8
Years 9-13

Other Fees (charged in arrears)
All fees relating to specialist & bespoke provision are charged a term in arrears.
1 or 2 Term Stay Supplement: (refunded if pupil remains for 1 year or more) £500 per term
Music Lessons: 10 x 30 minute lessons as arranged with the Music Teacher £200
Occasional Boarding: £50.00 per night

It is Governors’ policy to maintain these published fee levels throughout the Academic Year to which they relate.

The intention is that the fees structure should be clear and straightforward, avoiding wherever possible the levying of charges for services and activities as “extras”. This ensures that the costs of each term’s education will be known in advance, with no additions of which parents are unaware.

The following are included in the Standard Fee:

  • activities which form part of the curriculum
  • books and stationery supporting the curriculum and most materials required for Art and CDT
  • career profiling, a professional assessment designed to quantify the skills and aptitudes of pupils in Years 11 and 12 and provide detailed guidance regarding future careers and university courses
  • Copies of the Kent College Times sent free of charge to each household
  • exam fees for entering the first sitting of external examinations associated with main timetabled classes e.g. GCSEs, AS and A Levels, IB
  • all meals for boarding pupils and lunches for day pupils
  • personal accident insurance for pupils
  • all bedding and internal laundry services for boarders
  • trips which are designated by the school to be obligatory in support of the curriculum e.g. Science and Technology Week, theatre visits, and geography field trips: and costs associated with representing the school in designated sports fixtures and events. A contribution will be required for residential trips.

What is not included?

The costs of the following services and activities will be put on the fees account as extras with the prior authority of parents:

  • Books that remain the personal property of the pupil (library/textbooks that are lost may also be charged)
  • Daily minibus services for day pupils
  • School Fees Insurance* arranged by the school, with parents being able to opt out
  • Individual music tuition/hire of musical instruments and LAMDA lessons
  • Expenditure incurred by pupils in the Thrift Shop and 1885 (school cafe)
  • The cost of participation in certain specialist sports e.g. judo and riding
  • The costs, which are usually subsidised by the College, of special trips e.g. additional trips to the theatre.
  • Optional trips for boarders
  • Contributions will also be required for residential trips.

*School Fees Insurance covers the payment of school fees in the event of the unavoidable absence of a pupil from school owing to illness or accident, or the closure of the school in certain specific circumstances. The cost of the policy is automatically added to the school bill unless parents/guardians choose to opt out.

Specialist & Bespoke Provision

(as arranged directly with parents)
Membership of the Learning Support Centre: £1,350 per term
Membership of the International Study Centre: £1,350 per term
English as an Additional Language: £875 per term
1 or 2 Term Stay Supplement: £500

Individual Tuition
  • Individual Tuition with a teacher: £52 per hour
  • Paired Tuition with a Teacher: £30.30 per hour
  • Shared Tuition with a Teacher: £21.30 per hour
  • Individual Learning Support Assistant: £30.30 per hour
  • Shared Learning Support Assistant: £16 per hour

Pupils wishing to take either a GCSE or A Levels in their home language where this is available can do so by accessing either group coaching sessions outside timetabled lessons for a £400 one off fee for languages with larger numbers or, for individual or very small numbers of students for a language, this is arranged on a bespoke basis by the Learning Strategies Coordinator and the fees calculated from the Individual Tuition rates.

Extended Day Offering

We can also offer an extended day, at both the Junior School and the Senior School, via our Breakfast and Supper Clubs. Please contact the School Office, at either location, for further information on this, including the fees involved.
Photo of the Kent College entrance hall

Scholarships, Bursaries and Remissions

Scholarships and bursaries are available at the Senior School only.

The percentage fee reduction awarded will be applied to the day tuition fee only. The inclusive fee consists of a tuition fee and a facilities fee. Full details are available on request from the Bursar.

Sibling Allowances

When three or more siblings from the same family are attending Kent College simultaneously, the following remissions may be granted:

  • Third sibling: 20% remission
  • Fourth and additional sibling: 40% remission

This bursary is given in respect of the youngest child/children. This is available for the youngest child in the school, Pre-Reception or in the Garden Cottage Nursery. It is not given in addition to any other award.

HM Forces Allowance

Personnel who are eligible for the Boarding School Allowance are entitled to a 90% reduction in fees.

Foreign Commonwealth Office

Children of Officers of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office may be eligible to 20% reduction in boarding fees.

Methodist Ministers Allowance

Children of Methodist Ministers are entitled to a 10% Methodist Ministers Allowance.

Notice Requirements

If you wish to withdraw your child from the School (other than at the normal leaving date), you shall either give a term's notice to that effect or shall pay to the School a term's fees in lieu of notice.

This means that if, for example, you wish to withdraw your child with effect from the start of the autumn term (ie, at the start of an academic year) then you would need to inform the Head of Junior School or Head of Senior School, as appropriate, in writing that you wish to withdraw your child on or before the first day of the preceding summer term (ie. the final term of the preceding academic year).

This applies at all points through the College including from pre-reception to reception, from year 6 to year 7 and from year 11 to year 12.

Choose your Plan

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Day Pupils

£ 6,029 /term

Equivalent to £1,507.25 per month

A clear and straightforward fee structure, avoiding hidden "extras".

  • Includes all of this:
  • Apple MacBook laptop
  • After School Activities until 5.30pm
  • Books and Stationery
  • Exam Fees
  • Career Profiling (Years 11&12)
  • Trips in support of curriculum**
  • Activities
  • Lunches
  • Costs for representing the school at sport and events
  • Personal Accident and Possession Insurance
  • The Kent College Times
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Full Boarding

£ 9,326 /term

Equivalent to £2,331.50 per month

All of the Day Pupil benefits plus:

  • Full-time house parent on-site
  • Breakfast and Evening Meal
  • Weekend/evening activities and entertainment
  • Bedding and Laundry Services
  • Wi-fi internet access
  • 24 hour medical centre

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*contact the Bursar for details of phased payment by standing order
**if a trip involves an overnight stay a contribution may be requested towards costs

2022/2023 Fees List

For full information for Nursery, Junior and Senior School download the PDF