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


Headteacher's Welcome

 I am delighted to introduce our school to you on this website.

Our long history and exceptional achievements are things of which we are all extremely proud. We are convinced that pupils of all abilities will thrive in our challenging, supportive and friendly environment. Our aim is to encourage pupils to be balanced individuals, happy in their own success, and to expect of them their full commitment in all that they do. Excellent examination results are important, but not enough; our extra-curricular programme provides opportunities in music, sport, drama and many other areas. We expect all our pupils to take advantage of this exciting provision and to develop the confidence, for later in life, to take advantage of opportunities when they arise, so that they can lead full and rewarding lives.

In our Cathedral School we nurture a sense of belonging to our extended family, each member valued as an individual. Such a welcome awaits every child and we ask that they will respect the views of others, show empathy and compassion and develop an understanding of their own beliefs and the beliefs and values of others.

With such core values, we are proud to be a family achieving excellence.

Do come and see us at the school, or contact us for further information, if you would like to know more.



Darren Ayling