insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 163

Junior King’s provides an outstanding all-round education for children between the ages of 3-13, within a happy, secure, and caring environment. We aim to build strong and confident foundations by developing each child’s physical, social, spiritual, cultural and intellectual life. Arriving at the Pre-Prep, you will instantly sense the welcoming atmosphere and know that you are in a special place. A place of cooperation, collaboration and achievement –the bright and stimulating classrooms, the extensive grounds and Forest School in our own woodlands. Founded in 1879 as the preparatory school to The King’s School, Canterbury. In 1929 the School moved to a stunning 80 acre countryside location just two miles from Canterbury, opened by Rudyard Kipling. The Barn is one of the oldest buildings at Junior King’s and has its roots as far back as 1580. It is the main area for teaching drama and also used for assemblies, orchestra and choir practice, dance, plays and concerts. Thanks to the remarkable generosity of a number of past and present parents, the new Michael and Vibeke Herbert Music School opened in January 2016 fully equipped with modern facilities and brand new instruments, including Blüthner pianos. (Michal Herbert pictured right) Our facilities include a purpose built astro turf surface, nine tennis courts, extensive playing fields, a state of the art sports hall, cricket nets and a heated swimming pool. The King’s School Recreation Centre (fencing salles, fitness studio, dance studio, pool, climbing wall, astro turf pitches) and the 22 acres of Birley’s field offer further opportunities. We aim to nurture happy, confident children and to see smiling faces. Encouraging an appetite for learning and offering a dynamic and caring environment in which to grow and flourish. Open Day - Saturday 6th May 2017