King’s School Rochester

A leading independent co-educational day and boarding school situated in the picturesque and historic city of Rochester. The School boasts beautiful grounds that create a serene learning environment for pupils aged 3-18, with boarding options starting from age 11.

Exceptionally warm and caring - the kind of school where teachers know your child even if they don’t teach them.

Established in 604AD, King’s blends rich history and tradition with an exciting and ambitious education, all within a warm, nurturing community. Our small classes ensure that pupils receive plenty of support and guidance. Our curriculum is enriched with a myriad of activities beyond classroom learning, our boarders can enjoy everything from touch rugby on The Paddock to cultural trips to London.

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Boarding at King’s fosters a family-like atmosphere where each pupil is known and valued as an individual. St Margaret’s House for Girls and School House for Boys are equipped with full amenities and offer stunning views of the River Medway and Rochester Cathedral, creating a comfortable and enriching boarding experience.

All senior pupils can join the School’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF), which delivers the cadet experience across all three contingents (Royal Navy, Army and Royal Airforce). The programme comprises a wide range of activities, including Adventure Training, Leadership Training and Single Service Subjects all of which are delivered by specialist military and civilian instructors.


Renowned for its close-knit community that exudes a real sense of family, King’s is ideal for HM Forces families seeking educational continuity and stability. Its close proximity to London and major airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow ensures smooth transitions for mobile families.

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HeadMr Ben Charles
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range3 - 12
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational BTEC Nationals in Sport: Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level) & National Level 3 Sports Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
Boarding Fees From£9,315.00 per term
Forces DiscountCEA pay only 10% of boarding fees
Total Students669
Youngest Boarder11
Junior Boarders4
Senior Boarders55
Int'l Students30
Closest Airport 1Gatwick (75km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (80km)
School AddressKing's School Rochester
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