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


School Community

 Peterborough CathedralAt The King’s (The Cathedral) School we nurture a sense of belonging to our extended family, each member being an individual.

The King's (The Cathedral) School is proud of its status within the community and in particular with its links with Peterborough Cathedral. Kings was founded by Henry VIII in 1541 as the Cathedral School, to educate the Cathedral choristers and this close link with the Cathedral is still valued and maintained today.

The whole school attends Cathedral Services several times a year to mark important church festivals or school events, such as Speech Day and Prizegiving, and the Leavers' Service. There are Voluntary Eucharists held in school each month.

Details of the Cathedral's services to the general public can also be found by clicking on Peterborough Cathedral

The Old Petriburgians' Association

All former pupils and current and past members of staff are members of the OPA, which organises social events in Peterborough, London and Cambridge, as well as supporting the School actively in many ways, often financially.

The Old Choristers' Association

Newsletters from the Old Choristers can also be found in this section.

The Parent & Staff Association

All parents and staff are automatically members of the PSA, which organises formal events and social occasions for the school as well as supporting sporting events and fund raising.