insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 119

Our aim is to anchor a 21st century education within the illustrious history of the oldest school in the country, dating from 597 AD. A King’s education rests on the simultaneous pursuit of academic and co-curricular excellence. Situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site within the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, the setting, by its very nature, creates a spiritually aware, historically informed and aesthetically appreciative community. The King's education is based upon strong academic roots. It emphasises and relies upon what is best in traditional independent school education, namely scholarly excellence supported by a caring pastoral and tutorial system. The most popular leaver destinations are Oxford and Cambridge, the Russell Group of Universities and colleges in the USA. Over twenty sports are on offer from Rugby and Hockey, to Fencing and Equestrianism with most pupils representing the school in inter-school fixtures. King’s Week is a unique festival of music, drama, art and recreation that has been held every year in the last week of the Summer Term since 1952. Over 80 events ranging from jazz to dance, plays, lectures and recitals attracts thousands of visitors. Music at King’s has a distinguished history with a strong reputation for performances of outstanding quality and variety. Excellent facilities and generous awards are available for outstanding musicians. OPEN DAYS - 13+ Entry - Saturday 11th March, Saturday 17th June Sixth Form Entry - Saturday 29th April, Saturday 7th October