kings school

The King’s School, Canterbury


With origins dating back to 597AD, The King’s School is reputedly the oldest school in the world. It is also one of the country’s leading co-educational boarding schools, for pupils aged 13-18, located in the idyllic surroundings of the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, under one hour from Central London.

The School has a strong academic curriculum that is continually adapting to encompass the ever changing demands of modern education. With almost all pupils going on to further education at leading universities in the UK and abroad, there is an emphasis on scholarly excellence. Through regular monitoring of academic progress, the school’s aim is to enable every individual to make the most of their abilities and to fulfil their potential.

Equal to that pursuit of academic excellence, the school believes that much of what is most valuable in education takes place outside the classroom. The wide-ranging co-curricular programme has been developed to provide opportunities for all pupils to discover their passions and encourage them to develop these talents as best as possible. Art, Drama, Music and Sport play a large role in school life, alongside the Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and numerous other activities to suit all tastes. King’s Week, the School’s own festival of arts at the end of the summer term, involves hundreds of pupils in a showcase of creativity ending each academic year on a fitting note of achievement and enjoyment.

Headmaster Peter Roberts comments: “At the heart of a King’s education is the dual pursuit of academic and extra-curricular excellence. The self-discipline, intellect and wide-ranging interests that such a pursuit engenders are highly prized in our modern global society. The quality of the teaching and the breadth of the activities outside the classroom mean that the lessons learnt and the skills acquired stay with the pupils for life.”

The main school site is situated in a UNESCO world heritage site, providing a beautiful and inspiring backdrop to what has been described as ‘a university for young people’. Find out more at www.kings-school.co.uk

Open Days are held in each term to provide parents and pupils with an opportunity to see the School in action. To book a place visit https://www.kings-school.co.uk/admissions/open-days/

Tel: 01227 595501

Email: info@kings-school.co.uk


Charity number: 307942


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