Kent, United Kingdom
About King's Rochester
King’s Rochester is a mixed, non-selective, Church of England, all-through school with nursery classes and sixth form situated in Rochester, Kent. It is an independent school with boarding provision and an associate member of the Woodard Foundation. A smaller than average school, King’s Rochester provides 800 places for nursery, preparatory, senior and sixth-form students between the ages of 3 and 18 when fully subscribed.
The oldest choir school and the second oldest school in the world, King’s Rochester has roots dating back to the founding of Rochester Cathedral in the year 604 AD. King Henry VIII refounded the school in 1542. The principal and governors took up their current posts in 2012.
Values and vision
King’s Rochester works hard to be a community that enables individuals to flourish. The school ethos is based in tradition, but teachers also focus on preparing students to become responsible citizens of the modern world. The school is rooted in the Christian faith, instilling moral values and self-discipline alongside aspiration and self-confidence.
“The pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils demonstrate mutual respect, a strong sense of fairness and excellent behaviour. There is an easy mix of the different cultures within the school. Pupils develop well in knowledge, skills and understanding. Some more able pupils achieve excellent standards in activities, for example in music, individually in sports, and in the performing arts.”