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The King’s School is the second oldest school in the UK, founded in 604 AD

Dates 11 July - 15 August (Tuesday arrival)
Age range Residential: 8 - 17 years / Homestay: 10 - 17 years

Key Facts




The King's School

  • City centre location
  • Traditional English boarding school near London
  • Large hall for performances, activities and presentations
  • 15 classrooms, each with a whiteboard, CD / DVD players and TV
  • Large sports field, sports hall and indoor swimming pool on site
  • Spacious common rooms offering pool, table tennis and TV
  • Famous Norman castle
  • Traditional historic city with shopping centre
  • Excellent transport links to all major UK cities and airports


  • 2 excursions to London each week
  • Additional full-day excursion to Canterbury, Cambridge and Brighton
  • Local visits include Rochester Guildhall, Castle and Cathedral
  • On-site activities include sports, drama, swimming, arts and crafts and more to keep everyone busy and happy!
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  • Girls’ House: 24 beds, twin rooms, en-suite bathrooms and common room
  • Boys’ House: 35 beds in single, twin and some triple rooms, with shared bathrooms and 2 common rooms with pool table and table tennis
  • Large common rooms with IT and internet access

University Residence – For groups only

  • Apartments with 90 single study en-suite bedrooms with common area in each apartment
  • All meals, classes and activities at King’s School


  • Homestay accommodation for 70 students
  • Daily transport provided for all students
  • Host provides bed, breakfast and dinner; hot lunch at school included in fees
  • Students will be met on arrival by Homestay Organiser and hosts


  • Historic destination with magnificent cathedral dating back to 1080
  • Norman castle dating back to 1087 with connections to King John and Henry VIII
  • Many historic houses, museums, galleries and theatres described by the writer Charles Dickens
  • Nearby attractions include Chatham Dockyard and Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre
  • Easy access to central London and Eurostar trains
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