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International Director

Welcome to a brand new chapter in the history of the King’s School, Canterbury. In September 2018 we launched the third member of this unique family of schools, a purpose-built College in Canterbury designed to help international students access an English speaking curriculum and gain a full experience of the best of British education.

We shall be educating international students from anywhere and everywhere in the world, aged 12-16, providing a genuine global environment within the context of the English language and a British boarding school.

The new College is both an integral part of King’s but at the same time separate enough to provide a very distinctive and personalised learning experience. The students receive the highest quality of pastoral care and are given many opportunities for wider personal development – indeed, this will be expected of our students.

You are very welcome to visit us, meet key staff, and discuss the College in detail. Alternatively, I am very happy to answer your questions by email, telephone or Skype. 

Geoff Cocksworth
International Director

March 2017

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We believe a British boarding school education develops sound academic skills and also opportunities for development beyond the classroom through activities and through living together. The College aims to give international students access to this kind of education along with the pastoral care that will help prepare them for study in an English-speaking school or university in the future.

Wherever you are from, you are welcome at the College and in our truly international community. In your time with us, you will gain the academic and social skills you need for further study. More importantly, you will gain experiences in the classroom, living in the College, and in the wide range of activities we offer that will stay with you for life.

Bill and Jo Prior 
Joint Principals 

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International Administrator

Alison previously worked just around the corner at The King’s School, Canterbury where she served as the Personal Assistant to the Headmaster. She brings a wealth of secretarial and administration skills to the College having held important PA roles at a number of high profile businesses. For six years she worked as PA to David Ian, the Theatre Producer and Chairman of the global theatrical division of the entertainment company Live Nation and for a further two years after he then left to set up David Ian Productions, based in Covent Garden, London.

Her PA role at The King’s School provided a broad view of school life at King’s, encompassing all support and academic departments which is sure to prove invaluable at the International College.

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