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King's School Canterbury Review

It is inevitable the oldest school in the world would have traditions, and King's does not disappoint. The school captain has permission to keep a goat on the large lawn in the centre of the school, to grow a beard and to take his wife to lessons. Now that commands some bragging rights...
At a glance
School phase
Secondary
Inspection rating
Excellent
Availability 2021/22
No data
Availability 2022/23
No data
Annual fee average
GBP 27,500
Annual fees
GBP 27,015–28,455
Price band help
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Status
Open
Opening year
0597
School year
Sep to Jul
Accreditation report
Principal
Peter Roberts
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Kingdom
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King's School Canterbury
School phase
Secondary
Inspection rating
Excellent
Availability 2021/22
No data
Availability 2022/23
No data
Annual fee average
GBP 27,500
Annual fees
GBP 27,015–28,455
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
0597
School year
Sep to Jul
Accreditation report
Principal
Peter Roberts
Main teacher nationality
United Kingdom
Main student nationality
United Kingdom
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It is inevitable the oldest school in the world would have traditions, and King's does not disappoint. The school captain has permission to keep a goat on the large lawn in the centre of the school, to grow a beard and to take his wife to lessons. Now that commands some bragging rights...

Consistently in the top ten private schools in the UK, The King's School in Canterbury is also its oldest. In fact, founded in 597 A.D, it is thought to be the oldest continuously running school in the world.

The school follows, broadly the National Curriculum for England, offering IGCSE (and 'some' GCSEs) and then A Levels

King's School Canterbury was rated Excellent in its most recently available ISI Educational Quality report (2017).

The school offers Day and Boarding options.

Fees are top end. Boarding fees per term are currently £12,120, while day fees per term are £9,165. Scholarships & bursaries are available, however don't think it is going to be walkover getting one. If you are thinking seriously about King's School Canterbury, make sure you put your child's name down at least a couple of years in advance of his or her needing a place.

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