St Edmund’s School: Canterbury, Kent, UK

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St Edmund’s School in Canterbury, Kent is one of boarding high schools in UK. Excellent location in historic and quiet Canterbury, near London, great travel connections. This is a co-ed boarding school for boys and girls.

St Edmund’s Senior School excels at preparing 13-18 year old young men and women for university and beyond, encouraging them to aim for the very highest standards both academically and on the extra-curricular front.  Pupils of this prestigious boarding school in England are responsive, intelligent and creative individuals who relish a challenge and set their sights high.  Excellent results at GCSE and A-level place St Edmund’s Senior School as one of the most successful schools in the country, while our extra-curricular programme is broad and varied, encompassing elements of fun, challenge and service for all.

This elite boarding school offers  GCSE, A-level and AQA Baccalaureate qualifications, alongside comprehensive university and careers advice.  The majority of our pupils leave St Edmund’s to attend top universities and conservatoires, and are well rounded, interesting and determined individuals.

The Senior boarding school encourages the development of a broad range of personal and social skills, and the House system, enjoyed by day pupils and boarders alike, promotes good interpersonal relationships, a sense of community and healthy competition. Self- confidence, a positive outlook and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently are fostered in Senior School in an atmosphere which is entirely productive, challenging, yet supportive.  This top boarding school UK welcomes pupils who have the enthusiasm and determination to make the most of the opportunities which this friendly, vibrant school can offer them.

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7 days boarding: 

GBP 11,101 per term

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By Car from London M2/A2

Approach Canterbury on the A2 southbound. From the A2 take the A2050 slip road, signposted Canterbury. Turn left at Palmers Cross Hill and travel via Rough Common to the Whitstable Road junction. Turn right at this junction. Continue along Whitstable Road to St Thomas Hill.  St Edmund’s School is on the left hand side.

Visitor Parking: 2nd entrance on the left signposted ‘Head’. Additional parking is also available at the 1st entrance on the left signposted ‘Junior School’.

By Car from Dover A2

Leave the A2 at the junction with the A28 and proceed east along Wincheap towards Canterbury town centre. At the end of Wincheap, turn left at the roundabout onto Rheims Way. Take 2nd exit at first roundabout into St Peter’s Place. Follow the road to mini roundabout and take first exit into Whitstable Road. Continue along Whitstable Road past University Road on your right onto St Thomas Hill.

Visitor Parking:  1st (gravel) entrance on the right signposted ‘Head’. Additional parking is also available at the 2nd entrance on the right signposted ‘Junior School’.

By train or other public transport

Canterbury West is the nearest station for trains from Ashford and London including high speed rail service from London St Pancras. It is a 20 minute walk or a short taxi ride from the station to the school.

Alternatively, trains from London and Dover travel to Canterbury East station. This is a five minute taxi ride from the school.

Canterbury also has a central bus and coach station, which is only a five minute taxi ride from the school

Thomas’ Hill Canterbury Kent CT2 8HU

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