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


Senior Leadership Team

Responsibility for the running of The King's (The Cathedral) School lies with the Senior Leadership Team. Here you can see and find out about the specific responsibilities of each member of the team. You can direct specific and urgent enquiries to the individual, although more general or less urgent enquiries should be directed to our admin team.


Mr Darren Ayling


Directly Responsible for:

Junior Department

Assemblies & Worship





Deputy Headteacher (Academic)

Mr Duncan Rhodes

Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral)

Mrs Helen Birch

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Responsible for:

Teaching and Learning

Curriculum and Timetabling




Responsible for:

Pastoral Welfare of Students

Staff Welfare

Child Protection

Educational Visits


Assistant Headteacher (Sixth Form)

Mrs Lucy Willis

Assistant Headteacher (Middle School)

Mr Charlie Armstrong

Assistant Headteacher (Lower School)

Mr James Stubbs

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Responsible for:

Careers & UCAS

Admissions (Sixth Form)

KS5 & Options




Responsible for:

KS3/4 Options

Teaching and Learning

Gifted & Talented




Responsible for:


Health & Safety

School Council & Pupil Voice



Seconded to SLT

Mrs Sharon Stimson


Responsible for:

Development & Fundraising

Learning Environment