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Frequently Asked Questions


Entry to the school

Below are some questions you may have regarding entry procedure at Kent College. If you have additional queries please contact us on Alternatively, you may find the answer to your query by browsing other pages on our website.

What are the main entry points to the school?

The main intakes are at Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. Applications from students wishing to join other year groups will be considered subject to places being available.

Are there any scholarships or financial assistance offered by the school?

Academic, Art, Music, Sport, Drama scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. 

Fee assistance may be offered to those applying to the senior school. This fee assistance is for those girls who would benefit from all the school offers but whose parents cannot meet full fees. Such fee assistance is means tested on application. Find out more by clicking here.

Will my daughter have to sit an entrance test?

Yes, we require all prospective students who wish to apply for a place to Kent College to sit the school's entrance examinations. Further details of the requirements can be found in Admissions.

Applicants whose native language is not English should be reasonably fluent in written and spoken English. They will need to provide evidence of their ability by sitting the school's own entrance tests in English (EAL) and mathematics, which can usually be arranged in their own country.

Are there regular Open Mornings or should parents make individual appointments to visit the school?

There are regular Open Mornings every term. The Open Mornings include a presentation from the Headmistress and guided tours with students. This gives an invaluable introduction to life at Kent College and enables parents to speak with students, teaching staff and members of the Parents' Association. During term time parents are also very welcome to make an appointment with the Admissions department for an individual tour of the school and to meet the Head.

Do you accept students in January and April?

We do accept students in the January and April terms subject to a place being available. It is more difficult, however for students who would be joining Year 10 or Year 12 (Lower Sixth) because the students will have begun their examination courses. Please contact the Admissions department with details of your daughter's examination subjects and boards to discuss your needs further.

What is the application process?

If you wish to apply for a place after receiving a copy of our prospectus and visiting the school the Application Fom needs to be completed and returned with the Registration Fee of £100 (if applicant's parents live in the European Union) or £150 (if applicant's parents live outside the European Union). The Admissions Team will then contact the applicant to advise on the admissions process.

When are the application deadlines?

The application deadlines for entry in September are the previous Autumn term. Please contact the Admissions Team for further details, if you are applying  for other year groups or for enquiries regarding late applicants who have missed the deadlines.

How will we welcome you and your daughter into the KC community?

For new girls and their families joining the school, we offer a comprehensive programme of events ensuring that there are various ways for us to get to know you and your daughter and to welcome her into the school community.  Our Year 7 and Year 9 entrance days combine examinations with interesting, academic activities during which the girls will be assessed on their responses to a range of different tasks.  We understand that girls might be nervous, so by providing other activities we are able to see the girls shine in a less stressful environment whilst working with KC staff and girls.  
  • Welcome Mornings and Fun Days are held at key entry points in the spring and summer terms and offer girls an insight into life at Kent College.  Your daughter will spend time with her future classmates whilst meeting staff and taking part in some of the lessons and activities offered at KC.  There is tea at the end of the day for parents, the Headmistress and other key staff.  
  • Boarding Taster Nights are a great way for your daughter to sample boarding life at KC.  She will be welcomed by our Housemistresses and boarders and made to feel at home with dinner, activities and breakfast the following day.
  • Taster Days are held on specific days for girls joining the Sixth Form.  In other year groups they are held throughout the school term by appointment and are popular for girls joining at other entry points (eg. 12+).  Your daughter will be assigned a KC girl for the day who will accompany her throughout the day during lessons and activities.
Once you have decided that KC is the school for your daughter, we offer induction days during the summer term where she will meet her new classmates and Form Tutor.  With parent permission, girls exchange contact details so that they can start building friendships through the summer. The Assistant Heads of School also visit girls joining in Year 7 or 9 at their current prep/primary school to meet them in their familiar environment and to get to know them more. But the process doesn’t stop there! Once your daughter has joined KC she will then enjoy various Year 7, Year 9 or Lower Sixth welcome and team-building events.  For parents there is also a New Parent Social Event hosted by the Parents’Association.

Our aim is that by the time your daughter starts Kent College she will be familiar with the school and feel at ease in her new environment. For further information about any of these events please contact Admissions on (0)1892 820218 or email




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