In 1441 Henry VI founded King's College and decreed that there should be 16 choristers to sing at services in his chapel. Now over 550 years later, our choristers are famed throughout the world and each year millions of listeners tune in on Christmas Eve to hear the 'Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols' from King's College Chapel.
We are a leading independent prep school with 400 boys and girls aged 4 - 13. We are large enough to provide a full range of options and facilities, but small enough to give a 'family feel' where the teachers can get to know all of the children. The school enjoys an excellent academic reputation, with a pleasing number of leavers winning scholarships to senior schools in various disciplines.
Situated close to the centre of Cambridge, the school is ideally placed to combine the strengths of traditional academic and cultural excellence with modern and innovative educational ideas. During the last 10 years, we have considerably improved many of the School's facilities. In particular the new Wiles building for ICT and Design Technology was opened by Andrew Wiles in 1999. Two years later the 16 new music rooms on each side of the Assembly Hall were opened by Sir David Willcocks in 2001. The Briggs building with its wonderful new classrooms, Library and Science labs was opened by the Duchess of Kent in 2004. Our splendid Astroturf pitch came into being in 2005. In the summer of 2008 a new tennis and netball court was completed, and the building of the new classrooms for the expansion of the Pre-Prep was ready for September 2008. In September 2010 a new music wing was added to the music department to provide music classrooms and five chorister rehearsal rooms. Also completed in 2010: two new squash courts. In 2011 the Junior Department will benefit from two new classrooms and an enlarged existing Year 4 classroom.