Best Private Schools in Kent - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

Overview

Kent has 22 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. Most of these schools offer both day and boarding places. There is just one boarding-only school in Kent, Benenden School.

Kent Independent School League Table 2018/19

Where Schools are Located

Kent’s private schools are concentrated in the west of the county, closest to London in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Rochester. The rest of the county is well covered with independent schools in Canterbury, Maidstone and Dover.

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Best Private Schools in Kent

FEATURED
Location
High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HU
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£24,291
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Kent College Pembury Logo
Location
Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4AX
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£21,600
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Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationHigh Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1JPGCSE A*/A: 92.5%
  2. LocationHolly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3ULGCSE A*/A: 78.1%
  3. LocationCranbrook, TN17 4AAGCSE A*/A: 77.7%
  4. Location25 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2ESGCSE A*/A: 69.4%
  5. LocationTunbridge Wells, TN2 4AXGCSE A*/A: 62%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationHigh Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1JPA-Level A*/A: 69.2%
  2. LocationHolly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3ULA-Level A*/A: 53.6%
  3. LocationCranbrook, TN17 4AAA-Level A*/A: 49.8%
  4. Location25 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2ESA-Level A*/A: 49.5%
  5. LocationCranbrook, TN17 3JDA-Level A*/A: 38.6%

Best Boys Schools in Kent

There is only 1 independent boys school in Kent, Tonbridge School.

Best Girls Schools in Kent

FEATURED
Kent College Pembury Logo
Location
Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4AX
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£21,600
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Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing girls schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationHolly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3ULGCSE A*/A: 78.1%
  2. LocationCranbrook, TN17 4AAGCSE A*/A: 77.7%
  3. LocationTunbridge Wells, TN2 4AXGCSE A*/A: 62%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing girls schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationHolly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3ULA-Level A*/A: 53.6%
  2. LocationCranbrook, TN17 4AAA-Level A*/A: 49.8%
  3. LocationTunbridge Wells, TN2 4AXA-Level A*/A: 37%

Best Co-ed Schools in Kent

FEATURED
Location
High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HU
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£24,291
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Best Private Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Location25 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2ESGCSE A*/A: 69.4%
  2. LocationRochester, ME1 1TEGCSE A*/A: 44%
  3. LocationMaidstone, ME17 3HLGCSE A*/A: 41%
  4. Location12 Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3QDGCSE A*/A: 37%
  5. LocationSt Thomas Hill, Canterbury, CT2 8HUGCSE A*/A: 36%

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Location25 The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2ESA-Level A*/A: 49.5%
  2. LocationCranbrook, TN17 3JDA-Level A*/A: 38.6%
  3. LocationWhitstable Road, Canterbury, CT2 9DTA-Level A*/A: 35.5%
  4. LocationMaidstone, ME17 3HLA-Level A*/A: 32%
  5. LocationRochester, ME1 1TEA-Level A*/A: 31%

Kent Private School Costs (Averages)