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St Edmund’s School Canterbury

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St Edmund’s School Canterbury


Address: St Thomas Hill, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8HU
Website: stedmunds.org.uk
Founded: 1749
Number of Pupils: 262 girls, 296 boys
Fees: Nursery and pre-prep, from £2,698; prep day, from £5,325; prep boarding, from £8,697; senior day, £7,220; senior boarding, from £11,682 
Head Teacher: Edward O’Connor, MA, MPhil, MEd
Religious Affiliation: Church of England; all faiths welcome
Entrance Procedure: Entry into school by visit, assessment and report. Scholarships at 11+, 13+ and 16+
Contact: Admissions; 01227 475601
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Recruitment events are taking place throughout the year, please visit the school’s website to book.

The Curriculum

A challenging and exciting curriculum throughout the school. Offers GCSE, IGCSE and A-level.

Games & The Arts

The school enjoys a fine reputation for its sport, art, music and drama, an integral part of the learning experience. An exciting range of extracurricular activities keep boarders and day pupils engaged.

Pastoral Care

The wellbeing of every pupil is supported by a comprehensive system of pastoral care. The chaplain performs a central role for the whole school. Regular communication fosters the relationships between the parents, the school and the pupils. 

University Places

Pupils are given close guidance in making their choices and are successful in achieving places at their first choice university, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Durham. Pupils also go on to leading institutions including London drama schools and the Royal Academy of Music.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We inspire creativity through a lifelong love of learning and nurture original thinkers who have a desire to make a difference.

Outstanding Characteristics

St Edmund’s offers an exceptional school experience where pupils are treated as individuals. One site for all pupils aged 3–18 including the Canterbury Cathedral choristers. Located on a beautiful site overlooking Canterbury, the school is within easy reach of the South East and London, and under an hour from London on the high speed train. 



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