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



The Finance Office provides support to students, parents and staff. They process all payments and payment enquiries regarding:

Payments to the school (other than purchases made in the School Shop) can only be accepted in the Finance Office, and not by any other members of staff.

The Finance Office is open to students at the following times:

  • 8.20am - 8.35am

  • 11.35am - 12.00pm

  • 1.15pm - 2.20pm

We are happy to welcome parents / carers who wish to visit the Finance Office to make payments, but recommend that you avoid the times we are open to students in order that we can give you our full attention.

Online Payments

As a parent/carer, you will have received a letter inviting you to use our online payment service. This allows you to make payments for your child’s trips, events and dinner money over the school’s secure internet website using debit or credit cards. Whilst the full amount of your payment is always credited to your child’s account, the school incurs a transaction charge calculated as a percentage of the value of each transaction. As this percentage charge is substantially lower on debit card transactions compared to credit card transactions, we would therefore encourage you, whenever possible, to use a debit card to make payments to reduce the school’s financial charges.

The school finance office staff will be adding the relevant trips to the website during the course of the year.

You can read the user guide for this system hereRequires Adobe PDF Reader

Caternet - the Cashless Catering System

No purchases from the canteen may be made in cash. Each student is provided with a ‘swipe card’ which provides access to the door entry system, as well as acting as a debit card for making purchases in the canteen.

It is the responsibility of each student, in conjunction with their parent / carer, to ensure that there are sufficient funds paid into their account before making purchases.

You can see what money has been spent by logging on to our online Caternet statements website at - for instructions on how to register for this site, see here.  Our affiliate ID is KINGSSCHOOLRequires Adobe PDF Reader

Free School Meals

Full details can be found here

The free school meals application form can be found below

Application Form


A number of parents, carers, and former students support the school by making a donation, either as a one-off, or regular monthly payment. 

If you are a UK tax payer and not already using an alternative tax efficient giving scheme such as the Charities Aid Foundation or Payroll Giving, you can Gift Aid your donations if you are paying Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax of more than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year.  Gift Aid of 25p for every £1 donated can be claimed by us at no extra cost to yourself.  Furthermore, if you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation by either including the donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or by asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend your tax code.

If you would like to make a regular donation, please download and complete the Standing Order form below and send it to the Finance and Administration Manager, who will liaise with your bank to arrange the payments.

If you are able to Gift Aid your donation please download and complete the Gift Aid Declaration form and return it with your Standing Order form.

Standing Order Form

Gift Aid Form

School Trips and Events

Payments for trips are only accepted in the Finance Office and on-line. Signed consent forms must be submitted at the time of payment.

16 - 19 Bursary Scheme

The new 16-19 Bursary is designed to support those students who are experiencing the most severe financial hardship, to continue in full-time education at The King’s School, by removing immediate barriers to participation. To benefit, all applicants must meet the published eligibility criteria and conditions.

Full details of the 16-19 Bursary Fund are contained in the following downloadable documents

Our Policy

Application Form

Additional Claim Form

Advice and Support

If you require any assistance or advice relating to payments, please contact one of the Finance Team below, either by telephone (01733 751541) or email.

Requests for Financial Assistance

If you need to make any inquiries about assistance in the event of financial hardship please contact the Finance Manager Mr Martin Blee

Department Staff

Mr Martin Blee - Finance Manager

Mrs Monika Pond - Assistant Finance Manager

Mrs Louise Evers - Finance Assistant (Trips and Events)

Mrs Ruth Shortland - Finance Assistant (Caternet swipecards, 16-19 Bursary and Free School Meals)