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Similar ethos to senior school with great emphasis on kindness, respect and emotional wellbeing and a strong sense of community that encompasses everyone. Own purpose-built teaching block on the same site as the senior school and with the use of...

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Kent College Junior School is situated in beautiful safe, rural surroundings with beautiful views overlooking the Pembury countryside. It is a special place for our girls to learn, grow and prepare for the future. The location benefits girls enormously and we share state of the art facilities with the Senior School.

At Kent College Pre-Prep and Preparatory School every girl is different and we offer an all-round education that will cater for every pupils individual requirements. Whatever her personality and talents, we aim to ensure that she is happy, confident and successful in all areas of school life.

Academic work, of course, is at the heart of what we do, but we never forget that there is more to childhood and learning than exams. We successfully prepare girls for a wide range of senior schools at age 11, but we are not a crammer. Our aim is to provide every pupil with the encouragement, support and resources to prepare for and achieve an excellent education. We believe that we provide girls with the right balance of academic and emotional support to develop the appropriate life skills for their future development.
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Since September 2016, Nik Pears, prevously head of pre-prep at Sevenoaks Prep. Degree from Cambridge; founded and managed a company comprising a small record label, publishing company and ‘sessions’ agency, providing professional musicians for events, recordings and tours before turning to teaching. He has been sports coach and head of music as well as class teacher and senior form tutor. He is married to Emma, a professional musician and qualified teacher, and they have two children.


From the age of 3. If spaces, girls may join at any time and are encouraged to come for a taster day beforehand. Entrance tests in English and maths taken from year 3.

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