Frequently Asked Questions - Regarding entry to the school
Below are some questions you may have regarding entry procedure at Kent College. If you have additional queries please contact Mrs Debbie Sainsbury, Registrar. Alternatively you may find the answer to your query by browsing other pages on our website.
What are the main entry points to the school?
The main intakes are at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Applications from students wishing to join other year groups will be considered subject to places being available.
Are there any scholarships or financial assistance offered by the school?
Academic, Music, Sport, Drama scholarships
are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Art Scholarships are offered at 13+ and 16+.
Fee assistance may be offered to those applying to the senior school. This fee assistance is for those girls who would benefit from all the school offers but whose parents cannot meet full fees. Such fee assistance is means tested on application.
Will my daughter have to sit an entrance test?
Yes, we require all prospective students who wish to apply for a place to Kent College to sit the school's own entrance examinations. Further details of the requirements can be found in Admissions
Applicants whose native language is not English should be reasonably fluent in written and spoken English. They will need to provide evidence of their ability by sitting the school's own entrance tests in English (EAL) and mathematics, which can usually be arranged in their own country. Please click here for further details.
Are there regular Open Mornings or should parents make individual appointments to visit the school?
There are regular Open Mornings at the senior school every term. The Open Mornings include a presentation from the Headmistress and guided tours with students. This gives an invaluable introduction to life at Kent College and enables parents to speak with students, teaching staff and members of the Parents' Association. During term time parents are also very welcome to make an appointment with the Director of Admissions
for an individual tour of the school and to meet the Headmistress.
Do you accept students in January and April?
We do accept students in the January and April terms subject to a place being available. It is more difficult, however for students who would be joining Year 10 or Year 12 (Lower Sixth) because the students will have begun their examination courses. Please contact the Director of Admissions
with details of your daughter's examination subjects and boards to discuss your needs further.
What is the application process?
If you wish to apply for a place after receiving a copy of our prospectus and visiting the school the Application Fom needs to be completed and returned with the Registration Fee of £100 (if applicant's parents live in the European Union) or £150 (if applicant's parents live outside the European Union). The Director of Admissions will contact the applicant to advise on the admissions process.
When are the application deadlines?
The application deadlines for entry in September are the previous Autumn term.
Please contact the Director of Admissions on 01892 820218 for further details, if you are applying for other year groups or for enquiries regarding late applicants who have missed the deadlines.