Day & Boarding • Junior King's School, Canterbury

Day & Boarding

“There are two boarding houses (situated on two floors within the main school building, one for boys, the other for girls) and most stay in for the (very fun) weekends when there is lots on offer to keep everyone busy – from trips to Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park to paintballing or visits to the beach.”

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The majority of our pupils are day pupils, joining us from Canterbury and the surrounding area.


At Junior King’s, we also offer flexi-boarding, enabling families to balance busy boarding school life with quality family time at home.

Our flexi-boarders become part of the boarding community and have the option to stay between 1 to 4 nights from Monday to Friday.



Boarding starts from Year 5 (there are some younger boarders) and around 20% of our pupils board.

We have two boarding houses, situated on two floors in the main school building, one for the boys (Kipling), the other for girls (Juckes). A family atmosphere, comfortable dormitories for small numbers, good food and careful supervision all help to make life fun for the children. They can also enjoy the benefits of country life with good fresh air and space to play.

Children usually make friends quickly and a team of well-qualified staff, under the direction of resident Houseparents, ensures that all will thrive in this positive environment. Teddies and other friends are always welcome.

The Boarding Day
On a Wednesday, school finishes at 3:15pm. During this time, boarders may use the tuck shop and older boarders may take Village Leave. At 5:30pm there are House Meetings and tea will follow a theme which may well be an opportunity to celebrate a nationality represented within the boarding community.

With the majority of our boarders being full boarders, we offer a full weekend programme. Saturday night is film night. Sunday morning is a chance to lie in, attend a Christian service, take part in organised in-house activities or off-site excursions as well as take advantage of some personal free time.

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Transition to Senior School

Years 7 & 8 are crucial and formative years, which officially mark the start of secondary education.


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