Our 2019 guide to Kent Prep Schools

Each of which feature in our new guide.

Spring Grove School

Spring Grove offers an outstanding, all-round education for boys and girls, and is widely known for its family ethos and feel. The school specialises in ‘free-range’ children; nurturing and developing all of its pupils to their full potential. Small classes offer children individual attention and tuition, preparing them for both grammar and senior independent school entry.
New Beacon Prep School

The New Beacon

A clear mission, high expectations and excellent teaching lead to achievement. They can all be found at The New Beacon along with happy boys where the sound of laughter is never far away. The New Beacon is a place of energy and success, for individual boys and for the entire school community. They are opening a nursery in September 2019 for girls and boys who are rising 3 years old.

Dover College

Dover College was founded in 1871 and provides a day and boarding education for almost 400 boys and girls aged 3-18. The College is non-selective and sits in idyllic surroundings in the grounds of a 12th Century Benedictine Priory and encourages pupils to think differently.

Junior King’s Canterbury

A historic school, founded in 1879, but one that is never stuck in history, Junior King’s stands out as a place bursting with energy, dynamism and a real enjoyment of learning. The children are at the heart of everything they do at the school and they believe that with a positive and creative approach comes happy, engaged children.

Ashford Prep School

Set in the rural village of Great Chart, Ashford Prep School strives to provide an education in an outstanding environment, in which all children will benefit. From Nursery through to Year 6, students are offered extensive opportunities to be happy and confident through Adventurous Learning and a varied and broad curriculum, of which creativity is at the heart.

Saint Ronan’s

Saint Ronan’s was founded in 1883 in Worthing and moved to Hawkhurst in 1946. It has evolved into a co-educational day and flexi-boarding school for children from 3 to 13+. Set in the magnificent Tongswood Estate and benefitting from its beautiful and natural surroundings, the epicentre is Tongswood House, a large rambling Victorian mansion once the home of the Gunther family of ‘Oxo’ fame.

Northbourne Park

Northbourne Park School places much emphasis on the park and woodland environment which provide wonderful spaces for children to enjoy their educational journey, whether it is playing in the woods, camping out, following the pioneering Outdoor Education programme or developing a strong interest in their natural surroundings.

Wellesley House

Wellesley House is a day and boarding school for children aged 6 to 13 located in the seaside resort of Broadstairs in Kent. The school recently celebrated its 150th birthday and is rated excellent or outstanding in all areas by inspectors.

Rose Hill School

Students of Rose Hill School enjoy an academic education within 18 acres of picturesque grounds not far from the town of Tunbridge Wells. The day school nurtures a supportive, warm learning environment in which children can excel. The school has been co-educational since 1984 and benefits from extensive facilities.

Fosse Bank Prep

Fosse Bank prides itself on providing small classes of happy, confident children with an individualized learning plan for each pupil. Being a relatively small school, staff know the children well and cater for individual requirements, both academic and pastoral.

St Lawrence


Hilden Grange


Kent College Pembury


Marlborough House


Radnor Sevenoaks


The Schools at Somerhill

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