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


Educational Visits Budget Planner

We thought it might be useful to parents and carers to have access to a broad overview of the main visits, which take place over the course of a ‘typical’ year in Years 7 to 13 at The King’s School, to act as a financial planner.

For clarity, this is split into three pages – one for Years 7 to 9, one for Years 10 & 11 and the other for the Sixth Form. If you roll over the title of any visit, you will find a very brief description. If you tick the box next to the title, that cost will be added to the total at the foot of the grid.

This overview / ready reckoner should be read with care, and comes with several caveats:

  1. The overview represents a ‘typical’ year, but does not guarantee that all the trips will run in any particular year, nor at that given cost.
  2. While staff do their very best to plan ahead, sometimes opportunities do arise at short notice e.g. theatre performances. When they arise, these will be advertised in the normal way.
  3. The prices cannot be totally accurate. As far as we can, the costs quoted are for the last occasion on which the trip ran, but without any allowance for inflation or slight changes of programme. For completely new trips, prices are approximate and should only be treated as a guide.
  4. We will update prices on an ongoing basis, as they are confirmed.
  5. Visits abroad can vary slightly after original publication due to changes in exchange rates, oil prices etc.

We will always do our utmost to get the best deal for our students, in both educational and financial terms.

We hope you will find this section of the website useful in your financial planning - please try it! I would welcome any feedback.

Helen Birch
Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) and Educational Visits Co-ordinator