St Edmund’s School Canterbury

Background
St Edmund’s is a co-education independent school situated in Canterbury in England. The school caters for the educational development of students from 3 – 18, starting at pre-prep and concluding with sixth form. The history of the school dates back to 1751.

Academic
From years 9 – 11, students study eighteen subjects, with English as an Additional Language also being available.

Subjects available once students reach sixth form are: English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Art and Design, Business Studies, Computing, Economics, History and Sociology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Ancient Languages and Geography. There have been some changes to AS courses, meaning that they are now recognised as standalone qualifications, as opposed to the amount of examination percentage they represented previously.

The school takes each of its learning support responsibilities very seriously, and once students have been accepted into the school they are thoroughly screened.  If any learning problems arise, the appropriate steps are taken, which could be anything from detailed assessments, access arrangements or individual tuition from a specialist teacher.

Sport
According to the school term/season the main sports are played according to sex, though both boys and girls play hockey at the same time of the year, both in-school and in national competitions. The boys play football and cricket, and the girls play netball and tennis. Pupils also take part in cross-country running, squash, basketball, swimming, gymnastics and indoor rowing.

Drama
Apart from the yearly productions of classic and modern plays, there are a great many drama projects in which to get involved. Some of these include acting classes followed by LAMDA examinations, workshops, school trips to the West End, drama classes and dance classes.

Boarding
The school accepts boarders at 8 years of age, with students accommodated by age and sex. All rooms are abundantly equipped and have high speed internet access. The senior houses have a lovely view of the spectacular medieval surroundings of Canterbury.

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