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Fees for the Academic Year 2020-2021



Fees Day Pupil
Fees Boarding
Termly School Fees
(3x terms per academic year)
£7,200 Full Boarding  - £11,473
Weekly Boarding - £8,998 
New Sixth Form Entrant
(3 x terms per academic year)    


Full Boarding  - £11,473
Weekly Boarding - £8,998
Registration Fee, UK and European Union Students         
£100 £100
Registration Fee, Non- European Union Students
(If applicants' parents are resident citizens outside of the EU)
£150 £150
European Union Students
(If applicants' parents are resident citizens of the EU  )
£500* £750*
Non-European Union Students
(If applicants' parents are not citizens or residents of the EU)
(1 X term's fees)
Fees are invoiced termly and payment is due in full by the first day of each term.
*Deposits made after bank charges.

Supplementary Tuition Fees


Charge per term 


Charge per lesson 


Piano, other instruments & singing*







Hire of instrument (other than piano)   £80.00   
Speech/Drama training










EAL Support   



 * Payable in advance. Other extra subjects as published from time to time. 


Wraparound Care Daily Charges


Daily Charges
Flexi boarding (includes supper and breakfast) £52.00 per night
Longer stays by arrangement with Housemistress & the Bursary To be arranged
Breakfast option (for day girls who arrive early) £5.00 per meal
Supper option for day girls £6.00 per meal

* Payable in advance

Fees for supplementary tuition

  • If a girl wishes to stop taking any optional subject, one term's notice must be given in writing to the Head of Department or Bursary, or fees in lieu of notice will be charge

School Fees

Fees for day girls include tuition and lunches. Fees for boarders include board (all meals) and tuition. All laundry charges except dry cleaning are included.

Fees do not Include: 

  • uniform or sports equipment
  • school excursions, trips or week end events
  • books required permanently
  • stationery items
  • external examination fees
  • materials for Art & Ceramics
  • transport & taxi journeys
  • extra-curricular activities e.g. ballet, tennis etc
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
  • Leiths Cookery Course


  • Discount rates for composition fees are reviewed termly, please contact the Bursary for more information.   
  • For daughters of Methodist families, funding may be available via the Methodist Bursary Scheme.
  • Where two or more sisters are attending the school at the same time, there is 5% reduction on each girl’s fees.
  • For daughters of certain M.O.D service personnel there is a 20% reduction of fees.

Payment of School Fees     

Fees are invoiced termly and are due for payment in full by the first day of each term. An interest charge (currently 1.5% per month, calculated daily) will be added to overdue accounts. Several payment methods are available: 

  • By Direct Debit: Deducted on the first day of each term. Fees may be paid termly or monthly by direct debit. This can be set up by completing the agreement form and mandate available from the Bursary. This service is not available to parents who do not have a UK bank account.
  • Fees (including extras) may also as a concession, be paid in four monthly instalments, commencing on approximately 5th September for the Autumn term, 5th January for the Spring term and 5th May for the Summer term.  This instalment arrangement is concessionary and subject to certain conditions which are available from the Bursary, together with the Direct Debit mandate.  This service is only available to parents who have a UK bank account.
  • By Cheque: The detachable bank giro credit form at the foot of the invoice should be completed and returned with your cheque directly to the Kent College Bursary.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘Kent College Pembury’.
  • By Electronic Bank Transfer: Payments should be directed to HSBC Bank plc, sort code 40-02-06, account number 90010103, clearly quoting your name and reference. Payment by PC Banking over the Internet should be made in the same way.
  • Composition Fee Scheme: Fees for all or part of your daughter’s schooling can be paid in advance. Details of discounts are available from the Bursary.
  • Any refunds will be paid to the same bank account or debit/credit card that was used for the original payment.

Fees for Supplementary Tuition

Those marked with * are payable in advance. A double charge will appear on the first term’s invoice and no charge will be made on the final term’s invoice. If a girl wishes to stop taking any optional subject, one term’s notice must be given in writing to the Headmistress or Bursary or fee in lieu of notice will be charged.

Assistance with fees

Kent College is a non-profit making organisation and the whole of the school fees are used to balance expenditure. It is not, therefore, in a position to assist parents financially except by a small reduction of the fees as mentioned previously (see ‘Discounts’ section). For further information on assistance with fees, please see our Bursary Policy here.

There are a number of companies who provide guidance in planning for the long term financing of school fees. ISCis (Independent Schools Council Information Service) is one such company. They can be contacted on telephone 0207 798 1500 or at: ISCis, 35-37 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BS.

Alteration to Fees

Fees are reviewed annually and adjustments are normally made in September. The school will endeavour to give as much notice as possible of increases in fees to parents/guardians.

Notice of Withdrawal

A full term’s notice in writing is required if you wish to withdraw your daughter/ward from Kent College without penalty. Otherwise a full term’s fees in lieu of notice are payable. This condition is strictly enforced.

References from Previous Schools

In addition to academic and character references that may be required from previous schools, we reserve the right to ask parents or guardians to provide a written reference from the previous school to confirm that there are no outstanding unpaid fees, and to withdraw any offer of a place at Kent College if any fees at a previous school remain unpaid.

Fees refund scheme


Pupils' Personal Accident Insurance Scheme

In line with the recommendation made by the Independent Schools Joint Council, personal accident is taken out for all the girls through Marsh at no extra cost. The insurance cover provided is worldwide. 24 hours a day during term time and whilst travelling to and from school at the beginning and end of term. 

Insurance of Personal Effects

The school does not provide cover for the girls ‘personal possessions’ that are mislaid or damaged at school. Parents are therefore advised to take out their own insurance policy.

Bursary Contact Details


Bursar: Mrs Angela Jenkins


Telephone: +44 (0) 1892 820220










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