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


Human Orrery

 As part of Project Faraday, The King’s (The Cathedral) School has built an exact replica of the celebrated Human Orrery based at Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland. The Orrery allows students to model the motion of the planets and to discover the laws that Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler used to describe their motion. The King’s (The Cathedral) School is proud to be the only school to have such an accurate Orrery and is pleased that such a resource is open to all schools in the Peterborough area and beyond.

The Orrery can be used by students from Year 1 to University degree level, with information that would be relevant to all stored on each of the discs.

It is available for use by all schools. To find out more or make a booking contact John Kinchin at

Thanks to Pam and Nigel at Harmony Roofing for facilitating the aerial photograph of our Orrery.