International Study

Kent College welcomes students from all over the world to be part of our school community where they receive an outstanding and well-rounded education at a leading British independent school.

Life at Kent College is rich and diverse allowing each student to find their own interests inside and outside the classroom. International students make up one fifth of the Senior School so they are able to become immersed in British life and make friends with local day pupils. Weekend activities allow them to have fun whilst exploring our beautiful local area and learning about British culture.

International Prospectus

International Study Centre

Our International Study Centre is at the heart of the school and supports students whose first language is not English. Students are taught in small groups or one-to-one by specialist teachers which allows them to develop the language skills to access the British school curriculum. There is excellent pastoral support with international students integrated into the boarding houses, tutor groups, sports and the full activities programme.

All students who do not speak English as a first language will be enrolled on the Standard programme and if more support is needed they will be part of the Enhanced programme.

Academic Success

International students at Kent College achieve excellent exam results at GCSE and A Level, and go on to top universities both in the UK and abroad. They also achieve exam success in Cambridge English Preliminary, Cambridge English First, Cambridge English Advanced and IGCSE English as a Second Language.

Our bespoke approach ensures international students make good progress to access the curriculum and gain confidence in spoken and written English.

Short Term Study Programme

Our Short Term Study Programme is for international students seeking to improve their English and experience a British education. Students can stay from one to six weeks for a short term intensive programme, or from one term to one year.

This experience boosts each student’s English through specialised EAL teaching and lessons alongside English speakers. There is also an exciting cultural programme and opportunities to take part in a wide range of extra curricular activities.