Short description of the school
St Edmund's School Canterbury is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school in the cathedral city of Canterbury, Kent in South-East England. It accepts boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 18.
The school is set in a 60-acre campus at the top of St Thomas Hill in Canterbury. The school aims to encourage pupils to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. It seeks to emphasise the importance of developing compassionate and decent human relationships, alongside the nurturing of individual interests and talents.
The school opened in 1749 by the Clergy Orphan Society. It moved to its present site in 1855, changing its name in 1897 to St Edmund’s School Canterbury and maintaining its Christian ethos. The Junior School opened in 1898, and the first girls were admitted in 1982. It now comprises the Preparatory School for pupils aged three to thirteen, and the Senior School for pupils aged thirteen to eighteen. The junior and senior school operate under the overall leadership of the head. The Junior School and Pre-Prep School are located on the same site in their own buildings.
The school motto : "Fungar Vice Cotis" - "Be as a whetstone for others to be sharpened upon". The school’s approach is focused on the unique abilities and needs of individual pupils.
The school has a broadly Anglican ethos but welcomes all faiths or none.
What makes this school different from others?
- Oxbridge preparation programme
- Sport federation partnerships (including Chelsea FC Foundation)
- Strong Humanities
- Strong Music
- Strong Arts
- Strong Science
- Strong Business & Economics
- Strong Drama
- Leiths School of Food and Wine
St Edmund’s is an inspiring and dynamic place to learn. Established in 1749, St Edmund’s combines respect for tradition and history with a fresh, engaging and forward-thinking attitude to the education of young people. All our pupils are valued for their contribution to the school and we take great pride in their successes. Creativity flourishes here. Our Drama, Music and Art departments are renowned for their outstanding achievements. However, creativity is celebrated across the whole curriculum, as innovative teaching and small classes encourage pupils to think independently and express themselves with confidence and originality. Pupils leave St Edmund’s as assured, articulate, thoughtful individuals who possess a strong social conscience.
Head of the School
Maps,addresses and directions
St Edmund’s School Canterbury
programmes and subjects
|Separate Sciences or Coordinated Science||Chemistry|
|subject choices:||Computer Science|
Art and Design
Food Preparation & Nutrition
|Religious Studies||Music Technology|
|Spanish||Philosophy Ethics and Religion|
|Sport and Coaching Science|
|A*-A / 9-7||36%|
|A*-C / 9-4||
|D and below||
|A level 2019-20|
|D and below||16%|
The school offers one of the widest and most varied co-curricular programmes in Kent. Pupils can choose anything from horse riding to chess, mindfulness to debating, ground-breaking drama and outstanding musical activities, and some exceptional sporting opportunities. To name a few:
|Basketball||Handball||Strength and Conditioning|
|Big Band||Choral Society|
|Book Club||Classical Greek for beginners|
|Brass Ensemble||Coding Club|
|Cambridge Clinic||Craft Club|
|Chamber Choir||String Chamber|
|Chapel Choir||Symphony Orchestra|
St Edmund’s School Canterbury boasts a wide range of excellent facilities across the School campus.
|Astro pitch||Recital Hall|
Boarding at St Edmund's School Canterbury is available from age of 11-18 (Years 7-13).
1+ nights: Occasional/flexi boarding
5 nights: Weekly boarding
7 nights: Traditional full boarding
How can I apply to this school?
The main points of entry to St Edmund's School Canterbury are at ages 4, 11, 13 and 16, but the school also accepts applications for other year groups provided there are places. Boarders are accepted from the age of 11.
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2020-21 Academic Year
|Y7||11-12||16,101 GBP||25,455 GBP||27,933 GBP|
|Y8||12-13||16,101 GBP||25,455 GBP||27,933 GBP|
|Y9||13-14||21,132 GBP||34,191 GBP||36,681 GBP|
|Y10||14-15||21,132 GBP||34,191 GBP||36,681 GBP|
|Y11||15-16||21,132 GBP||34,191 GBP||36,681 GBP|
|Y12||16-17||21,132 GBP||34,191 GBP||36,681 GBP|
|Y13||17-18||21,132 GBP||34,191 GBP||36,681 GBP|