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King's School, Canterbury

In their own words


It is an enormous privilege and pleasure to lead this remarkable school.


Set in a breathtaking location amongst the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, our school offers an environment and experience like no other. Believed to be the first school in England and located in a bustling, historic city and world heritage site, our school has a unique history and our community a special character: spiritually aware, connected, warm-hearted and open-minded.


We are inspired not constrained by tradition, and this is a school which has always looked to the future. Today, pupils benefit from fantastic facilities, a wide-ranging, enlightening and stimulating curriculum, a phenomenal breadth of co-curricular activities and outstanding pastoral care. This is a place which ignites passions and nurtures individual interests, no matter what they are, allowing pupils to forge their own unique path whilst with us, and preparing them for fulfilling futures, regardless of the course that they follow beyond school.


I hope that you will come to see us, and experience this magical school for yourself.


Jude Lowson

The admissions process uses the online ISEB Common Pre Test (sometimes referred to as the Common Entrance Exam). This exam has a specific format and structure, includes a range of predictable questions types and is taken in an online/computer environment. Students should pay particular attention to the Non-Verbal and Verbal-Reasoning modules, as these sections may include question types they have never encountered before.

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  • Area and perimeter

  • Units and measurement


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  • Vocabulary and spelling

  • Literary devices

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  • Code breaking

  • Word meanings

  • Missing letters

  • Pairing synonyms

  • Pairing antonyms

  • Word combinations

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  • Visual codes

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  • Matching shapes

  • Net-to-cube

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