How to find us
The school is situated on Old Church Road off the A228 and A21 (via Pembury Walks), next to Pembury Old Church. Click here to download a map and directions.
If approaching from London or the north you will at some point join the M25. You will need to take junction 5 then join the A21 (south) in the direction of Sevenoaks and Hastings. You will travel on the A21 for about 10 miles and just after the Tonbridge exit the A21 dual carriageway narrows to a single lane. Stay on this road until you see Fairthorne Garage (Shell) on the left, then take the first left directly after the garage, which takes you into Pembury Walks. At the end of this woodland road turn left into Old Church Road and Kent College is at the top. There is a school sign indicating that the Preparatory School is to the right and the Senior School is straight ahead. When travelling from central London the journey should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes but we advise you to allow longer at peak travel times.
If approaching from Hastings and the south, travel on the A21 (north). At the junction with the A228/A264 branch left (signposted Maidstone) then at the roundabout follow signs for the A228 towards Maidstone (not Tunbridge Wells). Stay on the A228 going straight through the traffic lights (do not take the turn into Pembury village) and continue for about half a mile. Just before you reach the pedestrian bridge overhead take the left turning into Old Church Road and Kent College is at the top. There is a school sign indicating that the Preparatory School is to the right and the Senior School is straight ahead. From Hastings the journey is about 26 miles and you should allow about 40 minutes, plus extra time during peak travel times.
From Maidstone follow signs to West Malling A20/Tonbridge A26. At the junction with the A26 (one-way system) take the left-hand lane then continue forward to the A26 (one-way) signposted Tonbridge. Follow the A26 through Barming, Wateringbury and the edge of Mereworth. At the junction with the A228/B2016 take the first exit off the roundabout to join the A228 signposted Tunbridge Wells. Keep on the A228 past the Hop Farm Country Park. At the junction with the B2017 take the 2nd exit off the roundabout, continuing on the A228 through Colt’s Hill. Stay on the A228 past the turning on the left for Pembury village and just past the pedestrian bridge overhead take a right turning into Old Church Road; the school is at the top. There is a school sign indicating that the Preparatory School is to the right and the Senior School is straight ahead. We suggest you allow about half an hour from Maidstone.
The nearest train stations are a 10 minute taxi ride away at Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. Trains from London take 42 minutes between Charing Cross and Tonbridge. The international Eurotunnel station at Ashford is about half an hour away from the school.
The school is about a 40 minute drive from Gatwick international airport and about an hour from Heathrow international airport via the M25 and A21. Transport to and from these airports can be arranged for boarding students at the beginning and end of terms.
When planning your route to the School the online AA route planner provides step by step directions by entering the start and end postcodes. The School postcode is TN2 4AX: