MUCH like the contestants settling into Mastermind’s famous black chair, Britain’s schools show off their skills in a wide spectrum of specialist subjects. We find out about Kent College Canterbury’s areas of expertise…

Kent College, where excellence is a habit, has an enviable record in school sport. Over recent years the school has had a record of excellent sporting performance at local, County and National level with students going on to play National level sport. Our aim is to provide sporting opportunities for all pupils yet also to give the necessary focus to those that wish to take their sport to a higher level.

For those emerging athletes we aim to provide students with knowledge of what it takes to achieve in elite and professional sport, and the best opportunity to develop those characteristics. This is achieved by our Gifted and Talented eXtension Programme GTX.  The programme is carefully designed to meet the needs of different ages, stages of development and performance levels.

Our GTX scholarship programme is one of the most comprehensive in the country.  A GTX sport scholar can expect: highly qualified coaches, one-to-one and small group coaching, masterclasses and inspirational talks by national athletes, regular structured training and year round development in their sport. Kent College organises competitive sport opportunities at all levels and provides game analysis and  strength and conditioning programmes.

At Kent College we consider the all aspects of sport offering physiotherapy advice and support and access to expert support in nutrition and psychology. Throughout the GTX Programme all students will have the very best academic support with a timetable that is appropriate to them as an individual.

One of our strongest sports is hockey. Our girls have excelled in recent years, with two alumni playing for the England Development Programme and the GB Centralised Programme and three current pupils playing at National level in the U18 and U16 teams.

Our school teams won the U18 County and East Region Indoor Hockey Championships this year, they also came third place in the South Outdoors competition and our U14 got to the South Regional Finals.

We were also very proud of our U18 girls captain, Hannah, who was awarded The Hockey Writers Young Player of the Year Award. This is a national award and is in recognition of her outstanding ability and commitment to both school and club hockey.

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