St Edmund’s is an inspiring and exciting place to learn.
We are a distinctive co-educational day and boarding school with pupils aged from 3 to 18 years old. This broad age range enhances the mutually supportive, family atmosphere that defines our school. We are located in the inspirational surroundings of a stunning green field site that is blessed with spectacular views of Canterbury and its beautiful Cathedral. It is a truly wonderful setting.
Established in 1749, St Edmund’s combines due respect for tradition and history with a fresh, engaging and forward-thinking attitude to the education of young people. Our approach is focused on the unique abilities and needs of individual pupils. All our pupils are valued for their contribution to the school and we take great pride in their successes.
The school has a long-established reputation for outstanding pastoral care. This is our starting point. We believe if pupils feel happy, secure and supported at school, they will naturally benefit from our outstanding educational opportunities and enjoy the wealth of stimulating extra-curricular activities on offer.
Creativity flourishes here. Our Drama, Music and Art departments are well known for their outstanding achievements. But creativity is celebrated across the whole curriculum as innovative teaching and small classes encourage pupils to think independently and express their ideas with confidence and originality.
We also look to develop the whole person. Our dynamic sports provision, extensive activities programme and exciting range of outdoor education opportunities, enable pupils to develop vital qualities such as leadership experience, inter-personal communication, the ability to work in teams and empathy for others. In consequence, our school produces remarkable young people. Pupils leave St Edmund’s as assured, articulate, thoughtful individuals who possess a strong social conscience.
Boarding life is fast paced and busy with a full range of co-curricular activities offered at weekends and is offered on a weekly, flexi, or full basis. Boarders (aged 11 – 18) hail from the UK and overseas, integrating fully and successfully in tutorial groups and within Houses and live in the main school building giving them easy access to all facilities. Girls and boys live in separate areas of the boarding houses.
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