Known as the garden of England, Kent offers peace and quiet for the parents while ensuring there is plenty to keep the kids busy. Decorated in parks, green spaces and nature reserves, the county brings nature to your front door while also being just a few stops from the buzzing heart of the country’s capital. And with an abundance of high performing schools in the area, the county is the perfect place to set down your roots and bring up the kids knowing everything you need is just a stone throw from your door.
Encompassing classic English charm and idyllic countryside living, Kent will certainly get you out of the house and exploring the zany streets and quirky corners that give it it’s distinctive quaint feel. Never far from the rolling hills, you can plan plenty of rambles with some sensational views as you munch on sandwiches at weekend. You can also enjoy a hearty lunch in one of the many old pubs dotted around the county. With endless walks through the scenic English coastline to be had and the white cliffs of Dover to marvel at should you feel you’re missing a bit of sea air, Kent is unrivalled for its rural landscape. Lined with beaches to take the kids sandcastle building in the summer, you can holiday here as much as enjoying being a resident.
Schools are one of the most celebrated feature of Kent and with a whole variety of private, public and state schools you can find the right match for your little ones. Walthamstow Hall is just one of the schools in the area with an astounding reputation and consistently high achievements. Founded in 1838 the school offers girls 3-18 the highest quality education and support right through until their adulthood. Tunbridge school is also a fantastic institution, which offers boarding and remains a member of the Eton group. It boasts an internationally acclaimed reputation and dates all the way back to 1553.
As well as the many public-school Kent has, the county is home to several high performing grammar and state schools including Dartford Grammar School and Invicta Grammar School who boast the very best of A level results in the region. With many schools offering plenty of extra curricula activities and whole variety of subjects to choose from, you will be sure that your child gets a well balanced and high quality education suited to their needs.
So whether you want to talk advantage of the blissful countryside, you are particularly interested in the well-connected links to London or the focus on education and opportunities appeals to you, Kent offers unique potential to family lifestyles in this sought after region of England.
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