Did you know?

  1. Our beautiful Old Hall was built for Henry Doulton (1820-1897) of the Doulton pottery family. You can see his initials carved over the fireplace in the Head's Study.

  2. Our first ever A Levels were awarded in 2014. Five students in Year 11 achieved AS level Extended Project Qualification, at the end of a two year programme of independent study. Subjects as diverse as developing a non-slip surface for surf boards to a study of the Falklands War saw students following passions and challenging themselves far beyond the limits of the GCSE curriculum.

Duke of Kent School was founded in 1976 by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. The School’s name honoured Prince George, the Duke of Kent, (1902-1942), who died in an air crash during the Second World War. The School was established primarily to educate the sons and daughters of former and serving RAF personnel. Many pupils were Foundationers, some of whom had lost fathers on active service. The School was formed by merging Vanbrugh Castle School with an existing School, Woolpit, at the Ewhurst site. Duke of Kent School became fully co-educational in 1978.


  1. The School XI narrowly beat their fathers and teachers in the final cricket match of the year.

  2. The very last event of our year is the Tug of War!