‘If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.’ The Leopard – Giuseppe di Lampedusa
The quality of a King’s education makes the School stand out from the crowd. And while we have been educating young people in Canterbury for fourteen centuries, we are still finding ways to improve and enhance our provision.
Our ambitious plans to develop our facilities, include a new theatre and science buildings and a new International College.
We are committed to providing a King’s education for those who cannot afford to pay the full fees by maintaining generous and sustainable bursary provision. Find out more about supporting bursaries or applying for a bursary.
To get involved or find out more, please contact our Director of Development:
Mrs Kate Chernyshov (née Kelly), OKS
01227 595760 | 07731 864461
How to support King’s
You can give now, or give later but please don’t give it to the taxman! Please select from one of these options to make sure your gift is tax-efficient and directed to the area you want to support.
· Gift Form (including single or regular gifts, Direct Debits, BACS transfer and Gift Aid declaration)
The Bursary Fund: supporting education
Ever since the Statutes of 1541 made provision for “poor scholars”, it has been the policy of The King’s School, Canterbury to support pupils who have been unable to afford full fees. The Governors of the School continue to uphold this policy and are committed to broadening access.
Our current pupils come from a variety of economic, social and geographic backgrounds and we are proud to retain a broad intake to ensure our pupils become well-rounded, thoughtful and informed adults. To maintain this blend, we currently spend £1.7m on supporting those who cannot afford full fees and this sum is likely to grow.
The Legacy Club and the Endowment
Our aim is to fund this support entirely from our endowment and individual philanthropy and we are moving towards our target with support from The King’s Legacy Club. Members of the Legacy Club have designated gifts in their will to be invested in the endowment or to be spent immediately on bursary provision and these gifts have formed the bedrock of support for King’s over the past decade. We celebrate the generosity of our benefactors every year in the Commemoration Service that is held in Canterbury Cathedral at the end of King’s Week.
To find out more about including a gift in your will and joining the Legacy Club, please contact our Deputy Director of Development.
Mrs Susan Tingle firstname.lastname@example.org 01227 595567 07831 741455
Ambitious plans for King’s
Following a wide-ranging space audit and strategic review of the School, we have embarked upon a £48m plan to develop facilities and teaching across the school. The plan includes:
· New £13m performing arts centre including 350-seat theatre in the old Malthouse
· A new £10m science building in the Mint Yard
· A new Mitchinson’s day house on St Radigund’s Street
· Reconfiguration of science classrooms, kitchen facilities and creation of an extra dining room
· Reconfiguration of the Pupil Social Centre and Sixth Form facilities in the Shirley Hall
· New King’s School, Canterbury International College for 80 pupils on Malthouse site
With support from our wide community of friends and OKS, we aim to complete these projects by 2020. From time to time there will arise opportunities to name rooms, buildings and specific features in these developments. If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact our Development Office.
We continue to work on building our endowment to ensure a balanced and accessible future for King’s for generations to come.
To get involved or find out more, please contact our Director of Development, Mrs Kate Chernyshov (née Kelly), OKS.