King’s is a leading independent Cathedral School for girls and boys aged 3-18. Established in 1541 by Henry VIII, and with a rich history that stretches back to 1022, King’s provides a contemporary education in an historic and inspirational setting. Providing an all through education for our pupils adds to the powerful feeling of community that is at the heart of our school.
About the school
On arrival at The King’s School, visitors always comment on our stunning campus of historic buildings and tranquil gardens, against the backdrop of glorious Gloucester Cathedral.
Alongside our modern, state-of-the-art Sports Hall and Performing Arts building, the campus is indeed a spectacular, inspirational place to work each day and home to a school which offers much more than initially meets the eye.
We have been proudly independent since 1541. Unlike many schools, we do not believe that ‘one size fits all’. This freedom allows us to choose the small class sizes, academic curriculum and assessment methods that we believe are best suited to our pupils.
King’s is small enough for us to know each child and to value them as an individual yet large enough to offer a very wide range of academic subjects and a spectacular array of co-curricular opportunities. Our subject teachers are specialists in their field and are therefore skilled at helping every pupil to fulfil their academic potential. Our value-added results each year are exceptional and our pupils develop the confidence, resilience and skills to stand them in good stead for the future.
Our family-friendly ethos creates a warm, welcoming community with strong links between parents, pupils and staff. This sense of community extends long after pupils leave school and results in a tangible sense of pride in having been a King’s pupil. We prepare our pupils not only to do their best individually, but also to reflect on their place in the wider world. Like so many of their predecessors, we want to ensure that today’s pupils are equipped to play a positive part in that wider community.
Truly, this is a school which can claim to demonstrate ‘history in the making’.