Kent College A GSG School
- Kent College
Old Church Road
- Head: Ms Julie Lodrick
- T 01892 822006
- F 01892 820221
- E [email protected]
- W www.kent-college.co.uk
- An independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 529; sixth formers: 110
- Religion: Methodist
- Fees: Day £20,571; Boarding £25,710 - £32,778 pa
- Open days: October, March, and April
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Kent College Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
KC has a good eye for pastoral care: a parent told us about the lovely change in her daughter, who found it difficult to make friends at her old school: chocolate club, run by the learning support team, gives pupils who struggle socially practical help. Biscuits are put out for the girls at the end of the day: ‘all the girls in happy chatter’, said a parent. This school emphasises that ability is not fixed, and all have the potential to grow, which is evident in their superb value added...
KC has a good eye for pastoral care: a parent told us about the lovely change in her daughter, who found it difficult to make friends at her old school: chocolate club, run by the learning support team, gives pupils who struggle socially practical help.
Biscuits are put out for the girls at the end of the day: ‘all the girls in happy chatter’, said a parent.
This school emphasises that ability is not fixed, and all have the potential to grow, which is evident in their superb value added...
What the school says...
Kent College is classed as a hidden gem in Kent, it is ideally placed amongst safe, 75 acre rural parkland, close to national and international transport networks and the Euro Tunnel. 'Kent College has been everything we would have hoped for; It has helped make our daughter into a lovely compassionate young lady, who is equipped to enter the next phase of her life. She will hopefully achieve the career she desires and for this we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.' Kent College Parent
Caring for the individual is the essential ingredient in our ethos and we offer unusual and exciting opportunities both within the classroom and as extra-curricular activities including bee keeping, ballet, horse riding, ceramics workshop, photography, gymnastics and debating. Our Christian foundation focuses all we do in a spirit of community and kindness and we embrace those of all faiths and none. At Kent College Senior School every girl has the opportunity to excel and building self-esteem is at the heart of all we do. Girls progress on to their first choice universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Bath and Imperial to study subjects from Veterinary Science to Architecture.
The Kent College boarding community comprises a quarter of the school population and encompasses a diversity of ethnic and social backgrounds maintaining a good balance between UK and overseas girls. - we offer a 20% forces discount. Means tested bursaries and scholarships in Music, Sports, Art, Drama and Academia are all available. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2016 Julie Lodrick BA (music, Chichester), MA (educational leadership, OU). Previously principal of the The Mount, the Quaker school in York, deputy head at Farlington school, house mistress at Queenswood school, and director of music at St Margaret's in West Sussex. Abandoned a career as a singer to teach - ‘there was always something missing’. Loves being head of Kent College (KC) - ‘I don’t feel like I’ve got a job…it’s a fantastic way of being’. Married to Andrew with two grown up stepchildren.
Believes that appearances matter, as well as substance: parents think the head wants to ‘produce nice young ladies who can present themselves to the world’, not a million miles from the 19th century KC aim: to educate girls ‘having regard to the cultivation of a...
Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
At Kent College we offer all the girls who pass our entrance examination the means to fully realise their potential. We get to know how our girls learn, and equip them to exploit their strengths. We have specialist teachers for dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia support, either in a 1:1 or small group setting, 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. We are able to offer educational abilities and achievements assessment in-house, together with full assessments for access arrangements.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|
Who came from where
|Saint Ronan's School||2018||1||1||Drama Scholarship|
|St Michael's Preparatory School||2018||2||1||Sports Scholarship|
|The Schools at Somerhill||2018||4||4||Sports Scholarships (3); Academic Scholarship|
|Walthamstow Hall Junior||2018||1|