Academic results are almost legendary, whilst all types of sports and past-times are catered for, providing a well-balanced education for the potential of a fulfilling and rewarding life ahead for all its pupils.
Maintaining the grounds and sports facilities is no mean task and recent investments into grounds-care and maintenance equipment has created significant motivation, not just with pupils, but with the professional grounds staff. Much of the sports facilities are sited at The Paddock, The Alps and King’s Rochester Sports Centre and require a team of four professional grounds-keepers to maintain the sports amenities and the surrounding gardens at all times.
King’s Rochester Operations Manager, Tim Payne commented, “We decided recently to enhance our current maintenance machinery fleet, with a view to improving the efficiency of our grounds maintenance. Ageing equipment was costing us lost time and was sometimes challenging our timeliness, particularly as most of our pitches are used extensively through the season. So about a year ago, we decided to invite demonstrations of the three top brands of equipment, to test them on our own amenity areas. Surprisingly, we found the difference in quality, price and operator functionality, was considerable.”