Duke of Kent School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About Duke of Kent School
Duke of Kent School is a co-educational, independent, all-through school in Ewhurst, in the Surrey Hills. It has around 216 pupils on the school roll, between the ages of 3 and 16.
Duke of Kent School was founded as a boys' boarding institution in 1948 and it merged with RAF school Vanbrugh Castle in 1976. The school currently has boarding and day options. Since 2010, the school has had a commercial lease on the premises and no formal ties with the RAF.
Values and vision
Every pupil at Duke of Kent School is known as an individual. This means the school can provide each child with the right balance of challenge and support, to enable maximum achievement.
At the heart of the school’s educational philosophy is a growth mindset. It is committed to the principle that effort can lead to extraordinary progress for all learners. Every child is encouraged to achieve personal bests: in the classroom, on the sports field, in personal development, in the arts and, indeed, in all they do. This is a community with a sense of pride and purpose, in which all play an active role.
“Pupils’ learning experiences are considerably enriched by an excellent range of extra-curricular activities. A popular programme of after-school clubs provides a rich vein of worthwhile activities. Competitive sport is particularly well developed, with regular fixtures taking place.”