The King’s (The Cathedral) School


The King's (The Cathedral) School is a publicly-funded Independent Academy. It 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.

Approximately, 1,200 pupils attend The King’s School, with 60 in our Junior Department through to over 360 in the Sixth Form.

Since becoming comprehensive and co-educational in 1976, The King’s School has maintained its outstanding record of success. Pupils of all abilities are encouraged to achieve their highest academic potential. Other aspects of development are not neglected: there is plenty of opportunity for participation in music, drama, outdoor activities, sport and social events, as well as a range of clubs and societies, catering for leisure pursuits. Our children are expected to develop a sense of responsibility for their conduct and behaviour, and to become aware of the needs and rights of others. The size of the School enables each pupil to find a sense of both identity and security: new pupils soon settle in and become part of our extended family. The School is very much up-to-date, and offers pupils a thorough preparation for life in the twenty-first century.


The King's (The Cathedral) School is a partnership between students, staff, parents and Governors who seek to create within the School and the community an educational environment in which the strengths and potential of all are realised, the needs of individuals are respected, and high expectations are achieved. We seek to:

· Recognise and value the contribution of every member of the school community;

· Maintain the tradition of achievement and academic excellence to the best of each individual's ability;

· Foster a community in which good mutual communications are promoted and in which, through pastoral care, all students achieve self-esteem and an appreciation of others, with a sense of responsibility for their environment;

· Provide a broad range of extra-curricular activities that give opportunities for all to develop individual interests and skills;

· Encourage a happy, well-motivated staff to work effectively and successfully through good leadership, efficient structures and the provision of resources.

The basis for these values is the Christian ethos of the School.

Our Motto is ‘A Family Achieving Excellence’.

Ofsted URN:136398

Ofsted Report:view the ofsted report.

Who to contact

01733 751541 (Main) 01733 751541 (Main)

Where to go

The King's (The Cathedral) School
Park Road
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At The King’s School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Pupils have special educational needs if they have any difficulty in accessing education and if they need any special educational provision to be made for them, that is anything that is additional to or different from what is normally available in schools in the area. As a school, we recognise that students may have a special educational need in one or all four of the following areas (as outlined in the 2015 Code of Practice):

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