The King's School Canterbury A GSG School
- The King's School Canterbury
25 The Precincts
- Head: Mr Peter Roberts
- T 01227 595579
- E admissions@kin…s-school.co.uk
- W www.kings-school.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 852
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: Day £26,700; Boarding £35,295 pa
- Open days: 13+ March, June and October. 6th Form: October & April
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: The Junior King's School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A close knit community, ‘it’s got everything, the spiritual dimension from the cathedral and a sense of beauty and history’. Former pupil Michael Morpurgo said, ‘King’s is like a university designed for younger people.’ Astonishingly busy day, one of the...
What the school says...
Headmaster Peter Roberts writes
At the heart of a Kings 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 pupil for life.
I would identify as an essential feature of this process, the way that it does not matter if your passion is sport, music, acting or chess (to make a random selection of the plethora of opportunities for young people at Kings). All pupils also share the importance of working hard towards academic excellence.
That all this takes place in such a beautiful and historic context with the support and guidance of a talented and dedicated staff explains why I am so proud and enthusiastic about leading this fine school. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
What The Good Schools Guide saysA close knit community, ‘it’s got everything, the spiritual dimension from the cathedral and a sense of beauty and history’. Former pupil Michael Morpurgo said, ‘King’s is like a university designed for younger people.’ Astonishingly busy day, one of the first lessons the children learn is how to plan their time, but ...
Since 2011, Mr Peter Roberts MA PGCE (50s), previously head of Bradfield College for eight years. He was educated at Tiffin Boys and read history at Merton College, Oxford where he got a first, followed by a PGCE at London Institute of Education. Started teaching career at Winchester as head of history, then also as master in college. Always immaculately dressed – ‘sometimes a ‘vision in tweed and sometimes besuited’. He is super brainy and regarded as ‘quirky and eccentric but with a...
Special Education Needs
The school caters very well for those with mild levels of learning difficulty but it is not in a position to provide continuous extra teaching for those with significant difficulties. Specialist teachers work with individuals on a one to one basis.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|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|