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St. Edmund's School Canterbury Private Boarding School

In 2018 - 15% of A Level students achieved A - A*
Address: St Thomas Hill, Canterbury CT2 8HU
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Description St. Edmund's School Canterbury Private Boarding School

As the name suggests, the St. Edmund's School Canterbury is located in Canterbury, Kent, on its picturesque expanses and picturesque hills, which offer a beautiful view of the whole city. The journey to London takes about an hour, as well as to the main urban international airports (a regular high-speed train runs).

Canterbury is known for its rich history, architecture and slow, measured rhythm of life. It is here that the legendary majestic Canterbury Cathedral, the main Anglican temple of the whole United Kingdom, as well as the famous Canterbury University, popular with both the British and foreign citizens, is located here.

St. Edmund's School Canterbury is a private boarding school (there is also a full-time course) for boys and girls from 3 to 18 years old. It was founded more than 100 years ago, and today the total area reaches 25 hectares with a good infrastructure:

  • The old main building and studying blocks;
  • Comfortable residences;
  • Sports infrastructure (fields and playgrounds, tennis courts and a swimming pool). 
  • Own theater;
  • A large spacious sports hall;
  • Lounge zone;
  • Functional scientific laboratories;
  • Well-equipped music school.

The institution includes three educational levels:

  • Preparatory classes (3-7 years);
  • Junior classes (7-13 years);
  • Middle classes (13-18 years old, includes the Sixth Form, or graduation classes).

All branches work according to common goals and  Christian values. Here they strive to provide students with comprehensive opportunities for self-realization, to give everyone a chance to prove themselves, to develop their talents and abilities. In the students valuable social qualities and high morals are brought up, personal talents and inclinations develop. Such an approach yields its results: the results of final examinations, the high scores on various tests, the high percentage of students successfully enrolled in the chosen university, are particularly bright.

The best option to enter education are in the kindergarten, 3,7,9,12 classes - the rest options can only join if there are vacant places, which is updated on an individual basis.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Edmund's School Canterbury Private Boarding School

Program name
from 12 227 £ / term

Quick overview: the standard British high school program allows you to obtain General Certificate of Secondary Education. Compulsory subjects, which are studied by all students without exception, are:

  • Religious Studies;
  • Biology;
  • Geography;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Physical Education;
  • English and Literature;
  • Chemistry;
  • Art and design;
  • History;
  • Foreign language;
  • Music art.

List of optional subjects:

  • Latin language;
  • Other foreign languages ​​(modern);
  • Design and technology;
  • Dramatic art and other areas.
from 12 227 £ / term

Quick overview: the profile program of preparation for studying at the university is calculated for 2 years.

About the educational program: in the first year of education (AS) international students study 4-5 subjects of their own choice, in the second year (A) there are only 3-4 disciplines for studying. For selected subjects at the end of the course exams are taken, the points are entered in the prestigious certificate of the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education and serve as passing points for admission to the university.

Students can choose the priority directions for yourself from a fairly extensive list:

  • Economics;
  • English and Literature;
  • Foreign language;
  • Photo art;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • History;
  • Psychology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physical Culture;
  • Philosophy and Ethics;
  • Business theory;
  • Music technology;
  • Cinematography and many others.
from 12 227 £ / term

AQA Baccalaureate is developed on the basis of the IB (International Baccalaureate) course, but it is less ambitious and complex:

  • 3 items at A-level;
  • Critical Thinking;
  • A detailed course project (the topic is chosen independently and consistent with the teacher);
  • 100 hours (minimum) of socially useful activities and personal development. It can be participation in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, public or charitable projects, volunteering, sports or creative achievements.

Accommodation and food

In addition to the full-time form of education, international students can choose a boarding house (from the age of 8 and older) - according to statistics, approximately 25% of all pupils are enrolled in full boarding. There are three options - full, weekly and so-called "casual."

For junior students (8-13 years), a residence is prepared in the heart of the campus - School House. Their peers are working as singers in the Canterbury Cathedral and studying at school, occupying the neighboring building of Choir House. For students from 13 to 18, there are two residences - Owen and Gorsefield: there are cozy common recreation rooms where students like to chat with friends, to help each other with studies or playing board games.

Boys and girls live separately. The rooms consist of comfortable bedrooms: there are options for 4-6 people, for 2-4 (each has a separate bathroom and toilet), as well as 1-2-bedroom for high school students. Food is organized on the full board basis, the diet is varied and balanced, fully meets the needs of the body of children and adolescents.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, business, Business research, chemistry, Classical civilization, design, design and technology, drama, economics, English, French, geography, Higher mathematics, history, maths, music, Music technology, physics, physiology, Religious Sciences, Spanish
Events list: art, Arts and crafts, Culinary arts, gymnastics, swimming, yoga

Events St. Edmund's School Canterbury Private Boarding School

Most schoolchildren devote their free time to sports: school teams always show excellent results in national or regional competitions. Among the most popular sports are the following:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • English lapta
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Jumping on the trampoline
  • Swimming
  • Fitness
  • Hockey
  • Cricket.

Creativity and art are equally in demand among schoolchildren - for this purpose all opportunities are created: such subjects are included in the basic programs, there is an opportunity to be engaged individually, on an amateur or professional level. Up to the end of the senior school the minimum number of directions is compulsory: high school students can already choose which type of art they prefer to study. You can attend art classes, a circle of ceramics or music classes, do 3D design or play in a drama studio, participate in shows, exhibitions, musicals, concerts and performances.

For students Edmund's School Canterbury in its free time, various events are held, different sections and clubs of interest are opened. Various thematic parties and holidays, games and contests, quizzes and competitions, sports games and matches, fascinating cognitive tours, excursions and trips are organized. For pupils studying on the condition of a full board, additional activities are arranged during the weekends and holidays.


According to the results of the A Level test for 2018 - 15% of students received grades A - A*. 97% of all students earned a passing score.

Term dates and fees

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Tuition on the program (1 academic year = 3 terms)
  • Tuition and accommodation - full board
  • Basic teaching aids, supplies, books, stationery
  • Sports and leisure activities for the main program
  • Laundry services.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (not refundable)
  • Additional tuition fees = cost per trimester
  • Additional music lessons, English lessons, individual academic studies
  • Additional tours and excursions
  • Examination fees
  • Round trip air tickets
  • Transfer in both directions (upon prior request)
  • Consular fee (payable directly to the embassy)
  • Medical insurance
  • Express delivery of a DHL visa invitation.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 12227 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

International students can study in Edmund's School Canterbury, starting from the age of 8: they have to pass a personal interview, get tested for the level of knowledge and English, if possible (if it's not a kindergarten) to provide a report card with grades from the previous place of study.

If your level of language is deemed insufficient, then you can be offered an EAL (English as a foreign language) course on an individual basis.


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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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