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


Physical Education

The Physical Education Department develops self-esteem, dignity and respect in all members of the school family. Physical Education is crucial to pupil development; it can contribute to spiritual, moral, cultural and most importantly physical development.

‘Developing self-esteem, dignity and respect in the sporting environment’

At The King’s School you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities but most importantly you will learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle which will benefit you as you move through life.

The Physical Education Department offers good facilities. In addition to extensive fields and a well-equipped Sports Hall, there is an astro turf pitch, modern fitness room and designated classroom. Opportunities exist for students to enjoy a range of sporting activities throughout the curriculum. There is a strong fixture list for Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Rounders and Cricket. Many students also participate in other sports such as Athletics, Rowing, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Tennis, Badminton and much more.

Physical Education within The King’s School is structured to follow the requirements of the National Curriculum and the aims of the School as a whole. Physical Education covers both activities indoors and outdoors. It is of a recreational, aesthetic and competitive nature, requiring individual effort and co-operation. A new Sports Hall was opened in September 2003 providing superb indoor facilities and a new synthetic astro turf pitch was completed in September 2005. The latest addition is a state-of-the-art fitness room, with fully interactive cardio machines and an array of weights and resistance machines.

Physical Education is timetabled throughout the School, with 3 periods per week in Years 7, 8 and 9 and 2 periods per week in Years 10 to 13.

In Year 10 pupils have the opportunity to opt for GCSE Physical Education and at Year 12 pupils can opt for A Level Physical Education.

The areas covered on the curriculum include;

Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Dance, Orienteering, Team-building and Fitness

Department Staff

Mr Jamie Pinguenet (JPP): Curriculum Area Manager of Physical Education
Mr James Stubbs (JLS): Teacher of Physical Education & Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Helen Birch (HMB): Teacher of Physical Education & Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral)
Mrs Rachel Bright (RB): Teacher of Physical Education
Mrs Nicola Harris (NAH): Instructor of Physical Education & PDM (Year 9)
Mrs Julie Reed (JAR): Teacher of Physical Education
Mr Chris Sanderson (XCS): Instructor of Physical Education