Rochester The King's School


9th July – 6th August 2019

Residential Centre


The King's School in Rochester is a prestigious boarding school in the heart of historic Rochester with views over the castle and the cathedral. It is located 2 minutes walk from Rochester city centre and shops and has an easy access to central London.

The King's School Facilities



15 classrooms, each with whiteboard, CD, DVD & TV

Large hall for performances, activities and presentations

Large sports field in the school grounds

Sports hall and indoor swimming pool on site

Spacious common rooms offering pool, table tennis and TV

Academic Programme


20 hours of lessons each week

English in Action project work and performances

Focus on phonology, grammar and British culture

Caters for individual students and groups




Lessons are held every morning and some afternoons with a total of 15 hours’ tuition per week. This includes 3 hours per week of sports, drama or dance vocabulary and terminology for each of the programmes.


09.00-10.30 Lessons 1 and 2

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 Lessons 3 and 4

12.30-13.45 Lunch

13.45-16.30 (Excursion or activities)



Each 90-minute session is divided into two 45-minute lessons. In Lessons 1 and 2, the emphasis is on functional English and communication skills. In Lessons 3 and 4, students work on a weekly project, which is incorporated with English in Action or Performance preparation.

English in Action

Students and teachers work together to choose a weekly project topic for their class and then plan it together. Students are given help with vocabulary and strategies for how to complete their work. During one of the morning classes students go into town to complete the English in Action research component of their project, discreetly supervised by their teacher. Students can carry out a survey, use a questionnaire, interview people on the street, and then add this information to their project. They present their work to the rest of the class on the last day of the week.

English in Action is an excellent way of encouraging students to use their language skills in real-life situations and of bringing them into contact with native English speakers.

Activity Programme


Our activity programme will make sure you have fun, see the famous sights, and spend time with new friends from all over the world. We were awarded points of excellence for our leisure programme by British Council at our last inspection so we know how to organise your summer courses.



Weekly activities include:

1 full-day excursion per week by coach

Plus 2 excursions per week by train to London ('Experience London' programme)

Football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, cricket, badminton

Swimming (indoor pool on site)

Arts & crafts, drama & dance

‘Breakfast-to-bedtime’ residential programme, 7 days a week

Welcome party and weekly disco

Local visits to Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral, and Restoration House (made famous by Charles Dickens)


Evening Activities


Residential students have an activity every evening, and these include discos, fashion shows, film nights, competitions and games, and BBQs, all at the school. Our team of Activity Leaders organise these each evening and there is always something fun happening! The activities start at 7.30pm and usually finish at about 10.00pm.


Example Summer School Programme in Rochester



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Location of The King's School in Rochester


Address: King’s School, King Edward Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 1UB

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