Visiting the School
In order to secure a place at King’s we suggest that parents start the process about three years in advance. The first stage is to visit, with or without children, and have a guided tour of the school and a meeting with a senior member of staff. Most parents book such a visit following discussions with their Prep School Head. Visits can be organised at a time to suit parents, and Saturday mornings are always very popular. Visits should take place during term time so that parents can see the School in action. Most will register with the school at this stage. Clearly there are advantages in registering early since lists do become full for some years ahead. The next visit would be to choose a Boarding or Day house and we would suggest that this is done at least two years before entry. We also run a number of Open Days which give parents and prospective pupils a very similar opportunity to see the school in action.
Included in the Prospectus there will be a Registration Form to be returned to the Admissions Office. After your visit it would be wise to register as soon as possible. There is a non-returnable fee of £100.
Choice of house
There are 6 Girls' Boarding Houses (Bailey is Sixth Form only), 6 Boys' Boarding Houses and three (mixed) Day Houses.
For brief web clips on each house, see:
At least two years before entry if possible you should make a visit to see houses. Appointments are made with Mrs Bev Skilton, the Assistant Registrar. Usually visits are made to three houses to meet the Housemasters or Housemistresses. Since this choice determines where the pupil will live and spend a lot of time in the 5 years of a school career we feel it important that the child takes part in this choice. The Housemaster or Housemistress, Matron and Tutors of a house will be the people most involved in the care of a child .
What happens next?
You will receive up to date information about the school and your future house. Confirmation of entry should be made 18 months before entry. The school will contact you. At this stage a deposit is required. Further visits to the school are usually arranged for children after their Entrance Exams.
Overseas pupils and those not from Prep Schools
About 15% of the pupils come from schools which do not prepare them for the Common Entrance Examination. For these pupils the entry procedure is exactly the same, except that they will do their entrance examination in January of the year of entry.
It is possible for pupils to enter the Junior School with a guarantee of entry into the Senior School following an entry examination. Contact either the Junior or the Senior School for details.
To obtain a Prospectus write to the Assistant Registrar: Mrs Bev Skilton, The King's School, Canterbury CT1 2ES, or telephone: 01227 595579, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details, see: Admissions Procedure
The Junior School has its own prospectus which can be obtained from: The Registrar, The Junior King's School, Sturry, Canterbury, CT2 0AY. Telephone 01227 714000, Fax 01227 713171. email@example.com
Entries to the Senior and Junior Schools are dealt with separately.