School Aims & Ethos • The King's School Canterbury

Aims and Ethos

Our enduring focus is to honour the legacy of outstanding education here at King’s – passed down through many centuries, yet always evolving to meet the needs of the future. An education that is creative, skills-based, supportive, spiritually aware, and so all-encompassing that every pupil has the chance to discover exactly what ignites them.

The cornerstone of this is the equal importance we give to academic and co-curricular learning. This dual approach opens up a world of possibilities; not only expanding pupils’ knowledge and abilities but also instilling independent learning, critical thinking, resilience, and the confidence to explore, choose and self-evaluate.

Our unwavering commitment to strong pastoral care underpins this. We build pupils’ self-belief and self-esteem but also their respect and compassion, creating a secure and nurturing environment where individuals value the success of others as well as their own.

This is a rare, if not unique, combination of tradition and modern; of the local and the international, the striving and the compassionate, the academic and the holistic.

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History

The King’s School, our Senior School, is commonly acknowledged as the oldest school in existence in the world and can trace its origins to the beginnings of Christianity in England.

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