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 located in the idyllic surroundings of the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, just one hour from Central London.
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 global society. The quality of teaching and the breadth of activities outside the classroom mean that the lessons learnt and the skills acquired stay with the pupils for life.
The King’s School has been educating young people for fourteen centuries. It has, however, always sought ways to enhance and modernise its provision. The School is currently midway through an impressive development plan which includes the recently opened Malthouse Campus which houses a 334 seat theatre in a renovated Victorian Malthouse and the new King’s International College. A state-of-the-art Science Centre in the heart of the School is set to open in 2021.
The School has a strongly 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.
The main school site is situated in the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, providing a beautiful and inspiring backdrop to what has been described as ‘a university for young people’.
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