International Boarders

At King’s Rochester we welcome pupils from across the globe into our two boarding houses, School House and St. Margaret’s House. School House can cater for up to 34 boys, whilst St Margaret's House caters for 22 girls, usually aged between 11 and 18 years.

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 understand that some families may have a long history of boarding, while other's may be the first in their family to experience this way of life.


We will always endeavour to answer all of your questions, ease any concerns and ensure that Boarding at King's is the best time of your life.Living away from home is a huge step for any child to take. All boarders at King's are guaranteed a very warm welcome from their Housemistress or Housemaster who will be there for you every step of your boarding journey. You will be invited to enjoy a range of activities over the first few weeks, specifically tailored to break the ice, encourage new friendships and help you settle in. Living independently can be scary but we feel that that living with your friends nestled in the cobbled medieval streets of Rochester under the shadow of the Cathedral is the perfect location to develop and grow.

"Lovely, everybody looked after me and I'm trying to do the same thing"