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Open Day round-up!

School searching? We've done a round-up of some of the best local schools we have reviewed so far on Muddy. Single line please...

Clockwise right to left: Junior Kings; Schools of Somerhill; Dover College; Kent College Canterbury; Wally Hall; Kent College Pembury.

It’s a busy time of year for looking around potential schools for your child. Here’s our round up of some of the best local schools we have reviewed so far on Muddy.

Dover College, Dover

A small, nurturing school rich in tradition but with modern ambitions and currently undergoing a huge investment in facilities and teaching. We think Dover College is definitely one to watch! For a behind-the-scenes look, read the review here. Better yet, attend their Whole School Open Day on Sat 25 Sep. Book your place here.

Wally Hall, Sevenoaks

Walthamstow Hall (or Wally Hall as it is most often referred to) is one of the oldest girls’ schools in the country – read the Muddy review here. This well-established school with its successfully academic reputation is holding a Virtual Senior & Sixth Form Open Day on Sat 25 Sep. Book your place now.

Holmewood House, Langton Green

A co-educational, non-selective school for boys and girls aged 3-13 years, of just under 500 pupils, situated in 30 acres of glorious grounds in Langton Green just outside of Tunbridge Wells. See for yourself on their Open Morning on Fri 1 Oct or book your own private tour. Click here for all the info and make sure to read the Muddy Review before you go!

St Lawrence College, Ramsgate

A supportive and caring co-educational school, which can look after your children from start to finish as it is a non-selective school welcoming pupils from the age of 3 in Nursery right through to the 18 year olds in Year 12. Situated in the seaside town of Ramsgate, this is a school whose aim is to make a difference to your child’s life, and has all the facilities and expertise in order do that!

Don’t take our word for it! Discover more for yourself, their next Junior Open Day on 1 Oct from 9am – 12pm or attend their Senior Open Day is 2 Oct from 10am – 2pm. Book your places here.

Rose Hill, Tunbridge Wells

Bang in the centre of T.Wells, it’s got great outdoor facilities, the green spaces of a country school! It’s perfect if you are commuting into London or if you already live in Tunbridge Wells. If you’re looking for a small, good all-round, centrally located school with decent academic results – read our review and take a look! See for yourself at their Open Day on Fri 1 Oct, email the Admissions Department here to attend.

Kent College, Canterbury

Steeped in history yet with a very modern and innovative attitude to education, Kent College in Canterbury is a strong contender for the next generation, read our review here. Don’t take our word for it! Visit their Open Morning on Sat 2 Oct, 9am – 12:30pm. Register your interest here.

Even arrange your own visit at the Junior School, their doors are always open for new families to have a personalised tour of the school while meeting the Head of Junior school and teaching staff. Arrange your visit or taster day.

Kent College, Pembury

Read our updated review of this all-girls Senior School that boasts impressive ‘Value Added’ academic success, plus a strong extra-curricular and pastoral offering – while achieving excellent academic results too. Have a look for yourself! Join their Senior Open Morning on Sat 2 Oct 9am-12pm. Tour the school, take part in taster lessons and meet their incoming Headmistress as well as Deputy Heads. Register now. Or enjoy your own Individual Tour whenever you like, throughout the year for Nursery through to Sixth Form. Make your appointment now.

St Edmund’s, Canterbury

An excellent co-educational school where creativity is a big part of its DNA, St Edmund’s will help your child develop the skills to be innovative and intellectually accomplished with a genuine joy of learning. St. Edmund’s is also well-known for its Performing Arts reputation, with the biggest non-professional theatre in Kent. Read our review of the school or better yet, see for yourself! Read our review of the school or better yet, see for yourself! Attend their Whole School Open Morning on Sat 2 Oct at 10am. Register your interest now.

They’re also hosting weekly Toddler Time sessions every Thursday during term time between 10-11am for children aged 2-3 years old. No charge to attend but booking is essential, book your place here.

Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook

Three years after my first visit this popular rural prep goes back under the Muddy microscope… So what did I find? Dulwich Prep Cranbrook is a rural prep school located in (you guessed it!) Cranbrook. The school sits in 50 acres of beautiful Kent countryside and it’s been cleverly designed to actually function as three smaller schools in one, allowing each child to be known and looked after individually. Go see for yourself at their Open Morning Week from Mon 4 – Fri 8 Oct. The Headmaster and staff will be available for a chat followed by tours of the school. Book your place now.

St Michael’s, Sevenoaks

Set in a stunning 90 acre site of woodland this idyllic co-ed prep school is a really strong all-rounder. I was really impressed with what I found – a truly impressive school. Fancy a look around? Don’t take our word for it! They will be holding an Open Morning on Tues 5 Oct from 8:45 – 11:30am. Experience life at St Michael’s; enjoy a tour of the Pre-Prep and Prep buildings, as well as seeing some of their exciting lessons take place. You will also have the chance to hear from St Michael’s Head Nik Pears, children and speak to members of staff during your visit. Book your place now.

Hilden Grange School, Tonbridge

Want the convenience of a town-based school, but without compromising on the sports and facilities? You’ll like this friendly, co-educational prep school for children aged between 3 – 13 years old on the northern fringe of Tonbridge. Read our review of the school or better yet, see for yourself! Watch the Virtual Tour, attend their Open Morning on Fri 8 Oct or book your own individual tour. Book your place now.

Solefield School, Sevenoaks

Small but perfectly formed, this non-selective prep school for boys in well-heeled Sevenoaks puts pastoral care and happiness at the top of the agenda. Read what we thought here but don’t just take our word for it! Go see for yourself by registering for their Open Morning on Sat 9 Oct or you can arrange an individual tour, where you will have the opportunity to meet the Headmistress, teachers and pupils.

Marlborough House School, Hawkhurst

An all-round prep school in Hawkhurst, where the focus is on nurture and a high standard of teaching – oh and they’re developing their facilities too! The next Open Morning is on Fri 8 Oct, where you will have the opportunity to see the school in action, meet the new Headmaster Mr Eddy Newton, and see for yourself what makes Marlborough House so special.

Spring Grove, Wye

An independent school looking after children from 2- 11, positioned just outside the pretty village of Wye. This is a school that is very proud of its ‘family’ atmosphere with an emphasis on the importance of trying and a very inclusive nature when it comes to sport, music and drama. Go on, see it for yourself and join their Open Morning on Sat 9 Oct 9:30am – 12pm, register now. Don’t forget to read our review and see the Virtual Tour before you go.

Somerhill, Tonbridge

Want the best of both worlds? Co-education and single-sex schooling meets in harmony here under one community. Somerhill has been under the Muddy microscope, read the review here. Want to see for yourself? Take a Virtual Tour of the school or attend their Open Day on Sat 9 Oct from 9:30am to 2:30 pm. Have a tour of the school led by current pupils, see the outstanding facilities and meet senior staff for an informal chat. Book your place now.

Fosse Bank, Hildenborough

Small, hidden-gem of an independent prep school for boys and girls, sitting on the edge of Hildenborough. With only 100 pupils and 28 acres of gorgeous grounds, it has probably the best ratio of facility per child. You can read the Muddy Review – but this is one school you just have to go see for yourself! Attend their Open Morning on Sat 9 Oct or If you can’t make that, Open Week begins Mon 11 – Fri 15 Oct. Register your interest here.

Babington House, Chislehurst

This independent, co-ed, day school in Chislehurst – for pupils from 3 to 18 years – is a rising star. Ranked Top Small Independent School in the UK, for A Level results – the academics here are strong – and the size means everyone gets their chance to shine. Read what we thought but don’t take our word for it! See for yourself and watch their Virtual Open Morning. Or attend their next on-site Open Day on Sat 9 Oct from 9am, register your interest now.

Junior King’s, Canterbury

A well-established day and boarding prep school for boys and girls. Rich in history yet awash with up-to-date facilities and innovative teaching. Get up to speed with the Muddy Review and make sure you see for yourself on their Open Day on Sat 16 Oct explore the school with a guided tour, meet the Head, meet the staff, ask questions and enjoy refreshments in their Tithe Barn. Register now.

If you’ve got older kids, attend King’s Canterbury Virtual Open Morning for years 13+ on Sat 9 Oct at 10am, click here for all the info.

Rochester Independent College, Rochester

A progressive, mixed private school in the heart of Rochester, with just 332 kids (11-18 years) and boarding provision for 15 year-olds and above. Genuinely offering something completely different to any other school we’ve reviewed here in Kent, always refreshing! R.I.C. started as a Sixth Form College and retake course specialist and then grew down to intake from Y7. It feels very much more like a university campus than most schools – albeit a very cosy, caring one.

Don’t take our word for it! Read the Muddy Review before you go and go along to their Year 7 Taster Day on Thurs 4 Nov 10am – 3pm or Sixth Form Open Evening on Thurs 18 Nov 6 – 8pm. Click here for all the info.

Ashford School, Ashford

Those looking for endless space and opportunities, and a large emphasis on mental health and wellbeing, Ashford School in the rural village of Great Chart should be on your list – see the Muddy review of the Prep school here. Don’t just take our word for it! Take a Virtual Tour of the Prep School or attend their Senior School Open Morning on Mon 8 Nov at 9:15am. Meet the Prefects, current pupils and their Headmaster, Mr Hall and then tour the school. Register your interest here.

Sutton Valence School, Sutton Valence

Sutton Valence is a co-educational day school with a Nursery, Prep and Senior School in Chart Sutton, just south of Maidstone, in a wonderful countryside setting. Their next Open Day is Tues 23 Nov, book your place now.

The Granville School, Sevenoaks

An exceptional school which combines the best of Prep school tradition with a vibrant, forward-looking environment for girls aged 3-11 and boys aged 3-4. See for yourself! Watch their Virtual Tour or arrange your own Personal Tour. Book your place here.

Sevenoaks Prep, Sevenoaks

For first-class facilities and a great all-rounder education, in the popular commuter town The school prefers not to hold open days, instead planning a personal visit around your schedule and letting you have the chance to see the children at work and play on a normal school day. Click here for more details.

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