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


Junior Department

The King’s (The Cathedral) School, Junior Department is part of the Cathedral Foundation, and as such can trace its roots back to 1541. We opened to pupils in September 2011 to provide high quality and inspiring education for Key stage two pupils, including the Cathedral Choristers.

Junior Pupils are involved fully as part of the King’s School Family, accessing Full and House Assemblies, the House Music Competition, Cathedral services and Speech Day. Pupils access main school facilities on a daily basis, but retain the benefits of working as a compact team.

There are 15 places in each year from Year 3 up to Year 6, and pupils are taught in 2 mixed year group classes.

The curriculum in enhanced by specialist subject teachers from the Main school who provide education in Music, French, PE and Science, as well as by a range of educational visits and experiences designed to complement and contextualise classwork.

The Christian Values of the King’s School, and the expectation that pupils support one another as part of The King’s School Family, helps us maintain a calm environment in which the children are encouraged to take on responsibilities and enjoy their learning.

The Junior pupils are welcome in school from 8:25am, and the school day finishes at 3:40pm. Over half of our Pupils are Cathedral Choristers and rehearse before and after school most days during the week. We expect our pupils to take lessons in a musical instrument, and the Junior Department has its own internal access to the Music Department.

A rich and varied range of activities are provided to help the children learn effectively, and we encourage you to read more in our latest Gazette which is written by two pupils from JD2. Current and past editions will appear on this page in due course.

Pupils take part in sporting activities with other local primary schools and use the regional swimming pool on a regular basis. Extra curricular clubs in Gymnastics and Karate/Kickboxing take place weekly, and other clubs that have run this year are Junior Band, Art and Chess clubs.

Department Staff

Mr D Ludford - Head of Junior Department / JD2 teacher BA Hons, PGCE, NPQH

Miss L Martin - JD1 Teacher - BA Hons with QTS

Newsletter Archive 2016-17

Items that pre-date the last-but-one half term will be removed from this archive

  1. JD Newsletter & Gazette, 05 May 2017
  2. JD Newsletter & Gazette, 30 March 2017
  3. JD Newsletter & Gazette, 23 March 2017
  4. JD Newsletter & Gazette, 17 March 2017
  5. JD Newsletter & Gazette, 10 March 2017
  6. JD Newsletter, 02 March 2017