The King's (The Cathedral) School

  • Welcome to our school

    Welcome to The King’s School. We are proud of our long-standing history and tradition going back to 1541 and embrace everything the modern world has to offer, as we look towards the future. We value, and strive to encourage, individual academic success, alongside musical, cultural and sporting achievements, within the Christian family ethos, which is central to everything we do. Our aim is to be “A Family Achieving Excellence”.  Read More

  • Music at King's

    We enjoy a deserved reputation for musical excellence.  As The Cathedral School, we educate the Peterborough Cathedral Choristers; the School benefits not only from their professionalism but also from the talents and enthusiasm of so many other able musicians, who perform in an extensive range of orchestras, choirs, bands and ensembles  in school, in the wider community of  Peterborough and on tour abroad.  Read More

  • Sport at King's

    We are committed to breadth and quality within Physical Education; it helps develop self-esteem, dignity and respect for all members of our community.  It is crucial to students’ personal development, and plays a significant role in our curricular and extra-curricular life. Read More

  • Teaching & Learning

    Central to every student's progress is the quality of Teaching & Learning. We aim to offer excellence both in the classroom and within a King’s education in its broadest sense, combining the best of modern thinking and technological developments with strategies which have stood the test of time, to prepare our young people to go out with confidence and enthusiasm to face the challenges of today’s world. Read More


Curriculum Departments

The King's (The Cathedral) School offers students a full and well balanced academic curriculum, which supports the aspirations of students, parents and the school. 

Our curriculum offers all students a full range of subjects at Key stage 3, providing the ideal preparation for GCSE level work.

At GCSE students will study a core of subjects (Mathematics, English, Sciences, Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language) and then choose four subjects from the option blocks, to complete their curriculum. All KS3 subjects are available with the addition of Business Studies from GCSE .

The majority of subjects are available for A-level study. Typically students will choose 5 subjects to study at A-level. Also available at A-level are Psychology and Economics, all students also study a General Studies course.

For detailed information about any subject, please see the pages listed on the left of the screen.