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This is an aspiring school academically, but ‘not at the cost of creative pursuits or with the work, work, work mentality of London preps,’ as one parent put it (one of several we spoke to who’d made the move from London precisely to get this kind of academic rigour without the hothouse feel). Parents told us the head is promoting a culture of less pressure than there was, although they feel it has become more selective in recent years. Very occasionally, it is suggested tactfully that ...

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What the school says...

Welcome to Junior Kings School, Canterbury. We were founded in 1879 as the preparatory school to The Kings School Canterbury. In 1929 the School expanded to a stunning eighty-acre countryside location at Milner Court, Sturry, conveniently located just two miles from the city. The 16th century Manor House has been augmented by superb educational, boarding, extra-curricular and sporting facilities.

The majority of pupils move on at 13 to Kings. We are similarly proud of our leavers each year who gain scholarships at other leading public schools. We would be delighted to meet you at our next open morning or you can contact us arrange an individual tour.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since September 2017, Emma Károlyi, previously deputy head and director of studies at Loretto. She has a degree in classical studies and ancient history from St Andrews and is married to Julian, a modern languages teacher at King’s. They live onsite with their two children, both at King’s, and the school dog who is much loved by all.

We met her on World Book Day, dressed up in full garb, reflecting parents’ claim that she ‘is all about the children, engaging with them on their level at every opportunity’. ‘She’s not into gaining PR points with the parents, although that’s not to say she isn’t approachable,’ said another. Astute, but with a soothing mumsiness about her, pupils say she’s ‘kind’ and ‘so interested in us’. Teaches Latin to year 6 –...

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Special Education Needs

09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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