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


Houses & Prefects

In integral part of student life at King's is the House Competition, fiercely fought with events throughout the year. There are four houses:

St. Chad's

St. Oswald's

St. Peter's

School House

Each House has 2 captains and 4 vice-captains, chosen from Year 13, based upon their contribution to the School and their House during their time at King's.

All students are given the opportunity to gain 'House Points' for various achievements. Students compete in sporting, musical and academic activities throughout the school year and are greatly encouraged to identify with their House 'community' - working towards the hope of winning the prestigious 'House Cup', awarded after Sports Day, at the end of the school year.

The event of the year, though, has to be 'House Music'. All the Houses compete in one night of fantastic musical entertainment, putting on pieces from their own orchestras, band, junior choir, senior choir and then raising the roof with the whole House 'finale'.

Please take a look at the House pages, you can find out more about each House and keep up to date with how the last House event panned out.

School Colours - An Explanation