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Boarding Houses

 

Kent College offers a dynamic, forward-looking environment where your daughter will have a secure and happy home.

At KC, the 'traditional' image of boarding could not be further from reality. Family-run boarding houses provide spacious, comfortable accommodation and there is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in both. Our boarders come from all over the world and we maintain a good balance of British and international girls, in both house and classes.

"All boarders make a positive contribution to, and enjoy being part of, their community." ISI Report 2016

There is a great sense of community spirit within and between houses, and the girls enjoy being part of an extended family. Birthdays are big occasions celebrated with cakes and candles, and end of term house parties are fun get-togethers to bid fond farewell before the holidays. Firm and often lifelong friendships are established.

Organised to meet the needs of different age groups, both of the houses provide modern facilities with spacious bedrooms for up to four girls, cosy common rooms with TV and DVDs, and bathrooms with private shower units.

Hawkwell & Hargreaves:


Our youngest boarders, flourish in the cosy atmosphere where they receive the individual care and attention they
need. Every effort is made to make the girls feel at home as we appreciate it can be a big step for girls of this age to be away from home. In 2010 the boarding house was decorated and refurbished with new beds and furniture, this refurbishment is maintained throughout the rest of the bedrooms in school holidays so that the facilities are always fresh and modern. The two common rooms provide a haven where the girls can relax and watch their favourite TV programmes together, do their homework, or work on the computer.

Hawkwell and Hargreaves is family run by Mrs Sarah Krushandl, who teaches English and lives in the boarding house with her husband and three daughters who all attend the School. The family atmosphere makes the Junior Boarding house a safe and caring place where all girls complete their prep under the guidance of house staff and then can relax, chat with friends and participate in activities such as baking, swimming and games. 

Assistant Housemistress, Miss Theresa Osborn, lives in the Hargreaves flat and has a wealth of experience in boarding, having spent the past 26 years in schools. Our non-residential Assistant Housemistress, Mrs Trina Birch, visits regularly on evenings and weekends to help keep the House running smoothly. Non-Residential House Tutor, Miss Carly Hudson, who works in the Prep School during the day, also visits the Boarding House on some evenings and weekends. 

The family atmosphere makes the Junior Boarding house a safe and caring place where all girls complete their prep under the guidance of house staff and then can relax, chat with friends and participate in activities such as baking, swimming and games. 

James & Osborn Houses:

James and Osborn was purpose built and provides modern and comfortable facilities.  The hub of activity could be the common room, kitchens or decking area leading out onto the garden.
In the common room there is a much-used pool table and table football. There are also TV rooms for relaxation, and a computer room for study and emailing. All girls have study bedrooms and we aim to provide all final year A-level students with single rooms.
   
Mrs Gilly Cable is the Head of Senior Boarding and has worked at the School since 2006 teaching Drama and Theatre Studies and as Head of School Productions, whilst running the Schools' popular Theatre Academy on a Saturday.  Mrs Cable lives in the house with her husband and 'Marmalade' the cat. Mrs Cable is assisted by Housemistresses Mrs Iris Stafford, Mrs Trina Birch, our non-residential Assistant Housemistress who is on duty day-to-day and some nights, and House Tutor Miss Elizabeth Hayes who teaches Classics.

Together all staff work hard to ensure that all girls have a very positive experience of boarding.

"The leadership team knows each individual boarder, and their needs, extremely well, and they are highly respected by the boarders in their care." ISI Report 2016

Whole School Autumn Open Morning
Saturday 30th September
9.30am – 1.00pm
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Whole School Autumn Open Morning
Tuesday 10th October
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