Welcome from our Head, Mrs Sue Knox
I am delighted to be guiding pupils at Duke of Kent School through this exciting stage of their journey through life. In this very strong community, parents, staff and pupils all work together to provide the very best for the children.
This is an excellent school, in an inspiring setting, with an outstanding ethos that is very close to my heart. I believe that children should be free to express themselves, with the full support of nurturing and caring adults. They need to be challenged as individuals and I want to instil in all of our pupils the ability to do their very best in all sorts of environments.
I believe in cultivating an adventurous spirit: encouraging children, so they are brimming with self-confidence, imagination, determination and a resilience to take on whatever life holds, and run with it.
We focus on educating the whole child and we care deeply about every child. Here at Duke of Kent School we:
- get to know and value each and every pupil as an individual
- develop their personal and academic interests, allowing them to grow and flourish
- teach them that effort reaps rewards
- expect them to strive for personal bests in the classroom, on the sports fields, and in the arts
- guide them to become reflective learners
- encourage them to work hard and to persist towards their goals
We engage them, support them and challenge them to be the best they can be, whilst allowing them the freedom to be exactly who they want to be.
Our pupils leave our care as happy, independent, compassionate and considerate citizens with a well-placed belief in their own talents and a positive outlook on the future. Our aim is to develop rounded, grounded individuals with many joyful memories, and a desire to go out into the world and make a difference. That is my very definition of a successful school. I look forward to promoting and developing this culture even further in years to come.
Next Steps for Admission
If this description matches your aspirations for your child, you will want to find out more and to discover whether Duke of Kent School could be the right ‘fit’.
Children with very different approaches, personalities and academic starting points flourish here.
The enthusiasm of our pupils, the quality of our teaching and the strength of our relationships are best experienced in person. Come and see us in action and learn more about the part Duke of Kent School can play in your child’s life.
Please contact our Registrar, Jane Hopwood, on 01483 277313, to arrange a visit.