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

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1. 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.

2. Kent Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
192.5Tonbridge SchoolBoysDay & Boarding£31,587£42,105
287.0Sevenoaks SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£24,291£38,790
378.1Walthamstow Hall SchoolGirlsDay£20,685N/A
477.7Benenden SchoolGirlsBoardingN/A£39,372
569.4The King's School (Canterbury)Co-edDay & Boarding£24,750£38,955
662.0Kent College PemburyGirlsDay & Boarding£21,600£34,419
744.0King’s School (Rochester)Co-edDay & Boarding£20,190£22,950
841.0Sutton Valence SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£22,155£34,815
937.0Beechwood Sacred Heart SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,820£30,600
1036.0St Edmund's School CanterburyCo-edDay & Boarding£21,132£36,681
1135.6Kent College (Canterbury)Co-edDay & Boarding£16,794£26,244
1234.3OneSchool Global UK Maidstone CampusCo-edDay£3,297N/A
1332.0St Lawrence CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£15,750£30,885
1432.0Bethany SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,310£28,965
1526.3Rochester Independent CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£12,999£27,099
1613.5Gad’s Hill SchoolCo-edDay£12,972N/A

3. 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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5. Best Private Schools in Kent

There are 22 independent schools in Kent.

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

  1. Tonbridge School (92.5% A*/A)
  2. Walthamstow Hall School (78.1% A*/A)
  3. Benenden School (77.7% A*/A)
  4. The King's School (Canterbury) (69.4% A*/A)
  5. Kent College Pembury (62% A*/A)

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

  1. Tonbridge School (69.2% A*/A)
  2. Walthamstow Hall School (53.6% A*/A)
  3. Benenden School (49.8% A*/A)
  4. The King's School (Canterbury) (49.5% A*/A)
  5. Cranbrook School (38.6% A*/A)

Day places in Kent range from £3,297 to £31,587 (averaging £18,816).

Boarding places in Kent range from £13,800 to £42,105 (averaging £31,756).

6. Best Boys Schools in Kent

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

This school offers day (£31,587) and boarding places (£42,105).

7. Best Girls Schools in Kent

There are 4 independent girls schools in Kent, Walthamstow Hall SchoolBenenden SchoolKent College Pembury and Cobham Hall School.

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

  1. Walthamstow Hall School (78.1% A*/A)
  2. Benenden School (77.7% A*/A)
  3. Kent College Pembury (62% A*/A)

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

  1. Walthamstow Hall School (53.6% A*/A)
  2. Benenden School (49.8% A*/A)
  3. Kent College Pembury (37% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £19,644 to £21,600 (averaging £20,643) and fees for boarding places ranging from £29,679 to £39,372 (averaging £34,490).

8. Best Co-ed Schools in Kent

There are 17 private co-ed schools in Kent.

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

  1. The King's School (Canterbury) (69.4% A*/A)
  2. King’s School (Rochester) (44% A*/A)
  3. Sutton Valence School (41% A*/A)
  4. Beechwood Sacred Heart School (37% A*/A)
  5. St Edmund's School Canterbury (36% A*/A)

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

  1. The King's School (Canterbury) (49.5% A*/A)
  2. Cranbrook School (38.6% A*/A)
  3. Kent College (Canterbury) (35.5% A*/A)
  4. Sutton Valence School (32% A*/A)
  5. King’s School (Rochester) (31% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £3,297 to £25,485 (averaging £17,675) and fees for boarding places ranging from £13,800 to £38,955 (averaging £30,329).

9. Kent Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£18,816£31,756
Boys£31,587£42,105
Girls£20,643£34,490
Co-Ed£17,675£30,329