The King's (The Cathedral) School A GSG School
- The King's (The Cathedral) School
- Head: Darren Ayling
- T 01733 751541
- F 01733 751542
- E headteacher@ki…borough.sch.uk
- W www.kings.pete…borough.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 8 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Peterborough
- Pupils: 1,210
- Religion: Church of England
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st March 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 22nd November 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
One of only four state cathedral schools in the country. Founded in 1541 by Henry VIII with 12 students, it was originally housed in Peterborough Cathedral. Moved to its present location in the 1800s. An attractive building on a leafy...
What the school says...
Converted to an academy 2011.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking General Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.
What The Good Schools Guide saysOne of only four state cathedral schools in the country. Founded in 1541 by Henry VIII with 12 students, it was originally housed in Peterborough Cathedral. Moved to its present location in the 1800s. An attractive building on a leafy street in a salubrious part of central Peterborough.
Since 2014, Darren Ayling (late 40s). An English graduate who was heading for an academic career before realising that he preferred the tuition work he was doing to fund his PhD. On job training within the independent sector followed. Deputy head at Ipswich School before joining King’s for his first headship and first job in the state sector. ‘I have always wanted to work at a cathedral school so jumped at the chance to come here.’ Attends evensong on his way home every week. ‘He’s still settling
Special Education Needs
The King's School does not have or operate any specialist SEN provision. We have a wide range of special needs in the School including SpLD, Asperger's Syndrome and children with a physical impairment.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|