Principals' Welcome • King's International College, Canterbury

Introducing our international community

Principals’ Welcome

“Jo and I, we are an international family ourselves. We have lived abroad and we have worked abroad and we are linguists. We know what it is to face cultural adaptation and we like working with international students.”

Bill Prior, Joint Principal

Soft Landings

We believe in ‘soft landings’, which means making every student’s transition to boarding and learning in the UK as smooth as possible. With our individually tailored support, often from multilingual staff, students soon find themselves immersed in school life – socially and academically. We are also situated close to the Senior School, so integrating with the wider school community begins from almost day one. All of this ensures students enter a mainstream English-speaking curriculum with confidence.

“ Canterbury is a beautiful and historic city and it has got a diverse international student community.”

Bill Prior, Joint Principal


Every year, former International College students go on to complete their education at top schools across the UK.


Visit King’s

We would be delighted to welcome you and your family to visit and to get a genuine feel for the school.