Life in


Boarding at King’s School Rochester is a true home-from-home experience.

Our boarding community is small enough so that it has a family-like feel, where everyone knows one another and is treated as an individual. King’s welcomes both UK and international pupils from Year 7 through to Sixth Form. We offer a range of flexible boarding options to suit everyone’s individual needs and have two boarding houses: School House for the boys and St Margaret’s House for the girls.

Upon arrival, every boarder goes through an induction and familiarisation programme to help them feel settled and at home as quickly as possible. We want to ensure that our pupils’ boarding experience is an exciting and happy one, so pastoral support is always on hand 24/7 from the Head of Boarding House, Tutors and Houseparent.

Each boarding house has a common room, study rooms, music practice rooms and a fully stocked kitchen. In addition, all rooms are equipped with the latest high-speed, age-appropriately filtered Wi-Fi, meaning that a video call home is always an enjoyable experience. Bespoke, two course meals are served every dinner time cooked by our own Italian chef, with communal dining between both boarding houses – a highlight of the school day where all our boarders come together with teachers for a delicious meal.

All boarders enjoy weekend trips and activities to encourage social interaction and to ensure that our boarders make the most of the cultural experiences on offer to them.