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

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
192.5Tonbridge SchoolBoysDay & Boarding£31,587£42,105
287.0Sevenoaks SchoolFeaturedCo-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 PemburyFeaturedGirlsDay & 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£16,503£28,632
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£13,000£27,100
1613.5Gad’s Hill SchoolCo-edDay£12,972N/A

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

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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£3,297£31,587£18,584
Boarding Places£14,100£42,105£31,300

Best Boys Schools in Kent

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

FromToAveraging
Day Places£31,587£31,587£31,587
Boarding Places£42,105£42,105£42,105

Best Girls Schools in Kent

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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£19,644£21,600£20,643
Boarding Places£29,679£39,372£34,490

Best Co-ed Schools in Kent

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%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£3,297£25,485£17,385
Boarding Places£14,100£38,955£29,733

Kent Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£18,584£31,300
Boys£31,587£42,105
Girls£20,643£34,490
Co-Ed£17,385£29,733