St Edmund's School Canterbury

St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8HU


Established in 1749, St Edmund's is a friendly, vibrant co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 3 – 18 that provides a lively, challenging education in a nurturing environment and is proud to be the choir school for Canterbury Cathedral.  




Academic standards are set high and the school is proud of its examination results. Alongside a supportive environment and an academic enrichment programme, the excellent teaching staff ensures that pupils are prepared and leave as well-educated and confident young people who go on to top universities.




Extra-curricular – A St Edmund’s education offers a range of exciting, adventurous and inspiring options. Beyond the classroom there is a strong sporting provision and opportunities in music, drama, dance and art.




Boarding at St Edmund’s offers a family experience which values the individual whilst offering a stimulating environment for pupils from a wide range of cultures. There is a dedicated EAL department to help those pupils whose first language is not English.




Location - The school is located on a beautiful site overlooking the vibrant, historic city of Canterbury ideally situated in south of England with fast rail and road links to London and Europe.




“The quality of boarding is excellent” ISI report 2015 




“The school staff are always so lovely to both of our children and always go over and above what is expected of them, and it is without a doubt, the reason why both our girls absolutely love their school.” St Edmund’s parent

Preparatory School, Nursery & Pre-Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form


Attending Events


Sep 2021

Yacht Club of Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco


Nov 2021

The Independent Schools Show, November 2021
Carriage Drive North, England, Battersea, Greater London, SW11 4NJ


Nov 2021

Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, al Barsha 1, Dubai


Mar 2022

Çırağan Caddesi, Beşiktaş, 34349


Nov 2021

Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 50250

Contact Information

St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8HU

Key Information

Edward O'Connor
Boys & Girls
Number of Pupils:
Age Range:
Nursery & Pre-Prep
Fee Range (Termly):
Exit exams:
 A level

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