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Well-being is the first concern at this school, and is evident in the mechanisms put in place to support children, such as the buddy system which connects an older girl with younger one, or in the school e-safety ambassadors - pupils trained by Kent police in keeping safe online. It’s also clear from the relaxed and happy children; parents comment on the ‘exceptional care’ at this school, from the head, the teaching staff and from the ‘gang of ladies’ who care for children before and after school...

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What the school says...

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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2016, Nicholas Pears (music degree, Cambridge), married to Emma, with a young daughter at the school, and a son who is getting used to coming home to a girls’ school. Previously head of music, then head of junior school at Sevenoaks Prep, with a few years off in the music industry in between roles. It is rare we meet a head who has so quickly inspired love in his pupils - ‘The girls absolutely adore him’, confirmed a mother, and eager smiling faces greeted him in every classroom.

‘Mr Pears has presence’, fanfared one parent, who was also pleased that the new head is present - living on site, there in the mornings to greet children, and around in corridors, happy to be accosted for a quick chat. He listens...

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Special Education Needs

At Kent College Prep school, we work closely with class teachers to identify girls who may benefit from additional support, either in the classroom or in a 1:1 setting. Our SENCo can offer educational abilities and achievements assessments in-house, and also advises class teachers on strategies and interventions where necessary. We also work closely with parents to ensure that our girls realise their potential. We have specialist teachers for dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia support, together with specialist EAL staff. Our dedicated staff work closely with girls who find social communication difficult, nurturing their self-confidence and guiding them towards success.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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