Service Families & King's

At King’s Rochester we welcome children at all stages from Nursery (3+) to Lower Sixth (Year 12) provided there are places available. Many children visit King's for the first time on an Open Morning and then enjoy a Taster Day prior to admission. We welcome families for private tours every day during term time. 

King's boarders are very special people! In a boarding community of under 60 pupils everyone makes friends very quickly - and across all age groups too. Our boarders are one big family with both Houses sharing meals, celebrations and leisure activities.

We have two boarding houses on site, School House can cater for up to 34 boys and is run by Housemaster (HsM), Mr Coetzee, whilst St Margaret's House caters for 22 girls and is run by Housemistress (HsM), Miss Pembroke. 

Each house offers comfortable accommodation and lots of space, with common rooms, study areas, computer rooms, music practice rooms and a fully equipped kitchen which is replenished daily with fruit, cereal, bread, milk and snacks. Boarders eat their main meals in the dining halls adjacent to the Houses and often choose to eat together making lunchtime an ideal opportunity to catch up with friends.

We welcome boarders from across the globe, including many children of Service Personnel, aged between 11 (Year 7) and 18 (Upper Sixth). All international pupils at King's live in boarding houses nestled in the Cathedral precinct of historic Rochester, Kent.

CEA & Forces Discount

King's Rochester is a proud member of the CEA Scheme and offers a dedicated discount to Service Personnel, meaning you'll only have to pay 10% of our fees, which equates to approx £1,000 per term*

If you would like to apply for a place for your child, please complete a Registration Form and submit this together with a non- refundable registration fee of £100. This can be paid either online or by BACS.

Further details on our admissions process are below.

*This applies to Boarding fees for families who are eligible for the Continuity of Education Allowance, entering King's in 2022/2023.  

King's Rochester is proud to be one of a small number of schools in the UK to offer all three CCF services, the Army, Air Force and Navy, each offering its own unique experience. Click here for further details.