King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge


Life at King's

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 420 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.

Means tested bursaries are available for children applying for places in Years 3 or 4. For more information about these bursaries, or about the process for applying for choristerships, please contact the School Office.

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.

Since 1998, the School has developed a number of new facilities at King’s for the benefit of all our pupils. We have built:

  • New ICT and DT classrooms (1999) - the Wiles Building;
  • A new Music department around the Assembly Hall (2001 & 2010);
  • New Maths, Science, English, Modern Languages classrooms and our impressive Stafford Library (2004) - the Briggs Building;
  • A new Astroturf pitch (2005), a new tennis court (2008) and 2 new squash courts (2010);
  • New classrooms for Pre-Prep (2008);
  • New classrooms for the Junior School (2011);
  • A new extension of the Dining Hall (2012).