As a city that attracts 40,000 students a year, as well as boasting three world heritage sites, Canterbury is perfect for any student looking for an education in a safe and secure location that can inspire them to greatness.
Explore the city that inspired ‘Canterbury Tales’
Excellent transport links
Canterbury is only 50 minutes by train to London
A Student City
Home to three universities with over 40,000 students
Canterbury boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Officially a Must Visit Destination
Kent’s Heritage Coast has made it into the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2022 list. Meaning Canterbury is officially in the 4th best region to visit in the world! Students at The Worthgate School can enjoy one of the top destinations whilst studying at one of the top schools.
The Perfect Environment for Success
We strive to provide each student with a safe, stimulating and enjoyable home-from-home experience that students will remember fondly as they succeed in life.
Our nurturing approach is complemented by Canterbury being a friendly and inclusive city that gives students from any location or background the chance to flourish. Being located in Kent, known in the UK as the Garden of England, gives students access to a wealth of opportunities both academic and extra-curricular.
Canterbury Key Facts
Home to three universities
Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent are both located in the area. Students can feel confident that this is a safe city where young people are well provided for.
Activities and entertainment
Canterbury’s longstanding culture and wide range of entertainment make it one of the most visited places in the UK. With the city’s music venues, theatres, shopping centres, museums and cinemas, students can always find something to do.
The range of shops in Canterbury is always growing, with independent boutiques sitting alongside major high street brands. The city’s charming style allows students to explore shops selling everything from jewellery and clothing to arts and crafts.
Canterbury and the surrounding area is host to a number of festivals that make the city buzz with excitement. Festivals include carnivals, car shows, international food fairs, theatre and live outdoor music
The Canterbury Tales
One of the most famous English literary classics is The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story is one of the best loved works in the history of English literature and has influenced many other books. Student can even visit the animated Canterbury Tales Experience!
Getting Around Canterbury
We encourage students to walk or cycle from their accommodation as this is only a short distance away. There is also a local bus service to the school, which will allow unlimited travel around Canterbury – Student Communications can help you buy tickets online or are available from the local bus station.