Applying to Kent College
Kent College has a long history of welcoming international students. Around one-third of our pupils are boarders, and there are over 40 countries represented in our boarding population. We have 3 boys’ boarding houses – Elfick, Gamon and Guilford, and 2 girls’ houses – Austen and Wesley. The boarding houses are a ‘home away from home’ for our international students, and we look forward to welcoming your child into the Kent College family in Canterbury.
Pupils usually join Kent College in Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) or Year 12 (16+), but it is possible to start in other year groups if a place is available. In addition, there is an option for international boarders to apply for a pre-Sixth
place in Year 11 (15+).
For those international students who need to improve their English skills before joining mainstream British curriculum classes, our International Study Centre offers an intensive English language programme.
We also offer short-term boarding for one or two terms for pupils who may wish to prepare for life in a UK boarding school, or for those who would like to spend time in the UK to improve their English. Please contact our Admissions team for more information.