Boarding at Kent College is a central part of school life and we welcome boarders from all over the world as well as the UK. We pride ourselves on the warm, family feel of our boarding house which is a home away from home. Life at Kent College is full of opportunity and our boarders are given the support to achieve academic success, grow in confidence and become a valued part of our community. Our boarders become compassionate, caring and resilient young people, developing independence and life skills they will need in readiness for the future.


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. In junior boarding, each evening has a planned activity including a cinema night, pamper evening, and tech free time. 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. Boarders organise their own events such as celebrating cultures at the International Evening, a Charity Ball and community Christmas lunch.


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, for 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.