King's School Rochester
Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1TE, Kent
Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
|Principal||Mr B Charles|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||638|
|Number of boarders||55|
|Number of sixth formers||101|
|Day fees per annum||£3,770 - £7,175 per term|
|Boarding fees per annum||£8,175 - £11,775 per term|
|Average Class Size||18|
|Associations||ISC, Woodard Schools, HMC, Choir Schools Association, BSA|
King's is a remarkable school with a rich and diverse heritage; people have been educated here for over 1,400 years under the watchful gaze of Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle. Founded in 604AD, King's is the second oldest school in the world and the world's oldest Cathedral Choir School.
While a sense of place is bound to have an impact on the development of the children learning here, it is the skills, experiences and opportunities provided to them, both within and outside the classroom, that will enable them to thrive in an uncertain and fast-changing world.
At King's, we believe in preparing children for the 21st Century through educating the whole child. Our priority, though, is ensuring that happy children perform to their best and the school is an exceptionally happy and friendly place where moral values, self-discipline, emotional intelligence and a Christian spirit underpin our family community.
Our academic results are excellent at all levels but we believe that building a love of learning and developing independent thinking skills are just as important as achieving the best grades. To achieve this, we keep our class sizes small so that teachers know their pupils as individuals and can help each of them shine. We are a school where all are cared for as individuals and where links between home and school are a real strength.
We offer, and encourage pupils to take part in, a huge range of co-curricular opportunities to ignite and nurture their interests, providing experiences which will develop confidence in them for life. Sport, Music, Drama, Outdoor Pursuits, CCF and a range of clubs and societies are integral to the school's commitment to provide a broad education-al experience.
Music is a huge strength and we are privileged to use Rochester Cathedral as our chapel. We hold seasonal concerts throughout the year in the Nave and the Cathedral Choristers are educated in our Preparatory School. Music Scholars go on to leading international conservatoires.
Under the refurbished Vines Church is our Drama studio, equipped with digital sound and lighting. We are a proud Royal Shakespeare Company Associate School and our pupils have staged productions across Kent. King's has a strong reputation for exceptional drama performances and recent productions of "Into The Wood's" and "Titanic the Musical" have been in comparison with the West End.
Our coaches and many of our pupils play at County, National and International level. The King's Rochester Sports Centre provides pupils with extensive facilities to train, in addition to playing fields, a heated indoor swimming pool and boat house situated on the bank of the River Medway, while the Paddock is regarded as one of the finest cricket fields in the country.
The boarding community at King's reflects the personal approach of the school. Boarding starts from age 11 and we have 60 beds across our two Boarding Houses, "St Margaret's House" for girls and "School House" for boys. The small boarding community ensures a real boutique feel to both Houses which are comprised of both British and international students.
We offer co-education from 3 to 18 and our structure of Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools enables us to offer a tailor-made experience for each age group while giving access to the excellent facilities of the whole school.
King's Rochester is in every sense a school for life.