Our boarding community is at the heart of school life with girls from the UK and all over the world. We pride ourselves on the warm, family feel of our boarding houses which are a home away from home for our boarders. Life at Kent College is full of opportunity and our boarders are given the space to flourish academically and achieve outstanding success. We celebrate diversity and champion inclusivity so boarders interact confidently and positively with the KC community. We help our boarders develop independence and equip them with life skills they will need in readiness for the future.

Junior House

Hawkwell and Hargreaves is for girls from Year 5 to Year 9. It is located in the original Victorian manor house and has bright comfortable bedrooms which three or four girls share. They have views of the beautiful surrounding countryside and a common room where they can relax, play games, chat and watch TV.

Senior House

James & Osborn is our boarding house for girls from Year 10 to Upper Sixth. It is a modern and purpose built house where boarders have their own room or share with one or two other girls, some rooms are en-suite. There are well equipped kitchens, a large common room, study areas and a private garden.


Boarders have a busy weekday and weekend programme. During the week, they take part, along with the day pupils, in a wide range of lunchtime and after school clubs. Weekend activities are designed to be culturally interesting as well as fun and entertaining. These include visits to local attractions, shopping, the cinema or theme parks, a walk or cycle ride, or a trip to London. Workshops ranging from craft to cookery, drama to sports are run by KC staff, and boarders organise their own events such as celebrating cultures at the International Evening and a Charity Ball.


The school is located in south-east England just outside Tunbridge Wells in Kent. It is within easy reach of central London (50 minutes by train) and Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are under one hour away. Folkestone and Dover, form access to mainland Europe, are just over one hour away. At the beginning and end of term the school organises transport to and from the airports.

There are many cultural and historic points of interest in the area nd our boarders will visit these and many more during their varied weekend activity programmes.