About the school
Junior King’s School was founded in 1879 as a preparatory school to The King’s School, Canterbury – the oldest private school in the country. Junior King’s expanded in 1929 and moved to a beautiful site just 10 minutes from Canterbury city centre.

The school now benefits from quality accommodation for young students set in beautiful grounds with access to a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.

Teaching younger children
We do our best to make sure that our English courses for young learners are entertaining and engaging. Although we want our students to relax and socialise outside of the classroom, we expect full effort during lessons. However, we know that younger students have a shorter attention span – so we employ a range a varied and interactive activities to keep them engaged and motivated. We have received very positive feedback from students regarding our expectations in the classroom, and many who have learnt English abroad previously have commented that this is one aspect that sets us apart from other schools in the UK.

Summer programmes

young learners

Week 1 summer programme

summer 2 week

Week 2 summer programme


Junior King’s is surrounded by beautiful grounds and offers great indoor and outdoor facilities. These include:

  • tennis courts kings4
  • basketball court
  • football pitches
  • heated outdoor swimming pool
  • adventure playground
  • indoor sports hall for football, basketball, table tennis, soft tennis
  • theatre
  • girls’ common room/tv area
  • boys’ games room
  • computer room

The Junior King’s School is a private and secure site, perfect for young learners.


We offer a wide range of activities so there is something for everyone. Some of our most popular activities are below:

  • Dance classeskings5
  • Drama workshops
  • Discos
  • Cinema
  • Street dance
  • Beach games
  • Sport afternoons
  • Quizzes
  • Karaoke

All activities will be well supervised and will encourage all students to get involved!

Optional extra activities
There are a number of optional extra activities including:

  • Museums, galleries, cathedrals
  • The London Eye
  • Climbing
  • Skatepark
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Minigolf

Please contact us for up-to-date fees for these activities.


Junior King’s School occupies an eight-acre countryside site on the outskirts of Canterbury. The location is very private and secure and therefore suitable for younger teenagers. The boarding house offers dormitory accommodation for up to 70 boys and girls, split over male and female floors. Washbasins, toilets and shower facilities are either in the rooms or just outside them throughout each floor.

Junior King’s accommodation benefits from:

  • separate dormitories for girls and boys
  • separate common rooms for girls and boys
  • TVs
  • games
  • computer facilities
  • free WiFi throughout
  • individual rooms for group leaders
  • hot meal options at breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • barbeques in the orchard if the weather is good!

The catering at Junior King’s is of a very high standard. Please see below for sample breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for a typical week. Please note, we can cater for special dietary requirements, food intolerances and food allergies if we are notified in advance.

Sample breakfast menu

Sample lunch menu

Sample dinner menu

Available enrolment dates:

10th July 2015:     1 – 3 weeks

17th July 2015:     1 – 2 weeks

24th July 2015:     1 week


The following price is inclusive of lessons, full-board accommodation, trips and activities:

Students:                £700/student/week

The following price is inclusive of full-board accommodation, trips and activities:

Group leaders:     £315/leader/week

The above prices do not include transfers – please contact us for a group quote.


To view our terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, please click here.

Course Facts

Class hours: 15 hours per week

Accommodation: homestay/male and female dormitories

Number of weeks: 1-2 weeks

Class size: maximum 16*

Class nationality:  Closed or mixed** groups

Course entry test: Yes

Age range: 9-14 years old

Levels offered: A1/A2/B1

End-of-course certificate: yes

Transfers: Available on request

*Class sizes may increase if written consent is obtained from students/schools/agents
* Differences in age, level of English and programme structure mean this is not always possible

Both the staff at Junior King's and BEC (the centre manager, the teachers and the activity assistants were extremely caring and fantastic with the kids - Patrizia Pradella, Milan group 2015