King’s School Rochester
The world’s second oldest School, offering first rate independent education for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. A community that enables individuals to flourish.
Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form
Type: Day & Boarding
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Roll: 351 Boys / 257 Girls
Age Range: 3-18 Years
Founded: 604 AD
The ancient Cathedral precinct of Historic Rochester, Kent.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mr Ben Charles
Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent
Tel: 01634 888555
A boat house on the River Medway, home of the King’s Rowing Academy, a multi-court Sports Centre with LTA standard Tennis Courts. Exclusive use of Holcombe Hockey Club, onsite indoor heated swimming pool. The Paddock – the loveliest cricket green in the county and The Alps – our track and playing field with adjoining woodlands.
Two modern and recently refurbished boarding houses including on suites, entertainment systems and libraries.
Over 20 historic and listed buildings, found within the pages of Charles Dickens
Academic, Art, Drama, Cathedral Chorister, Music, Sport
Selective and means tested
Nursery: from £1665 per term (3 days). Reception – Year 3: £3625 – £3930 per term. Years 4 – 8: £4705 – £5340 per term. Years 9 – 13: £6900 per term.
All to include lunch.
Boarding fees. Years 7 – 13: £7840 – £11,280 per term.
IAPS, ISC, Woodard Schools, HMC, BSA, Choir Schools Association, CEOP
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
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KING’S ROCHESTER PUPIL CONTINUES CYCLE...
Archie Caithness, a Sixth Form student at King’s Rochester has just completed the 150 mile RBLI Ride with a Veteran 2021 and doesn’t plan on stopping there. Archie along with a team of veterans, completed the 2 day, 175 mile trip from Aylesford to Meriden this past weekend in 29°C heat. In a display of sportsmanship...Read more
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PUPIL TO CYCLE FROM KENT...
Archie Caithness, a Sixth Form student at King’s Rochester is eagerly preparing to join cyclists from across the UK for the RBLI Ride with a Veteran 2021. Archie, 18, from Rochester will be cycling 150 miles from Aylesford, Kent to the Cyclists Memorial in Meridian, West Midlands in July. A journey that will take nearly...Read more
KING’S ROCHESTER TO HOST Q&A...
As part of the Schools Lockdown Activities Programme, King’s Rochester will be hosting a unique series of live Q&As throughout February. Celebrity Buddhist Emma Slade will be hosting the inaugural event. On Wednesday 3rd January 2021 from 7:00 pm, Emma will be hosting a live talk for pupils focusing on wellbeing. Drawing on tales from...Read more
KING’S ROCHESTER PUPILS TO ATTEND...
On Tuesday 26th January pupils at King’s Rochester will watch a live webcast with Eve Kugler, BEM. This event, organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust, is part of the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27th January. Eve who was born in Halle an der Saale in Germany has recently celebrated her 90th birthday. When she...Read more
BBC RADIO KENT PLAY FOR...
Scarlett May (16), a Lower Sixth pupil at King’s Rochester was delighted to have her song played on BBC Radio Kent on Saturday 5th December. Scarlett, from Sevenoaks has been writing her own songs for over two years and cites Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and Fleetwood Mac as her top influences. She recorded her first EP...Read more
KING’S ROCHESTER LAUNCHES “RANDOM ACT...
Pupils at King’s Rochester are challenging everyone at the School and in the wider Medway community to carry out one...Read more
FAREWELL MRS OPENSHAW – King’s...
Having provided five years of excellent leadership to the Nursery & Pre-Preparatory School, our Headmistress, Catherine Openshaw will be leaving the school at the end of this academic year, in August 2021, to become Headmistress of The Mead School in Tunbridge Wells. Whilst this is a very exciting move for Mrs Openshaw, we will be...Read more
KING’S ROCHESTER LAUNCHES “BLENDED LEARNING...
King’s Rochester is proud to announce the launch of its ‘Blended Learning Programme’. Should a pupil be unable to attend school due to self-isolating, they will still be able to access their lessons which are now live streamed directly from their classrooms. Teachers across the Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory and Senior Schools are able to seamlessly interact...Read more
PUPILS DISCUSS UNCONCIOUS BIAS –...
On Wednesday 30th September King’s Rochester welcomed Mrs Jane Winter and Mrs Ethlyn Roy-Johnson from the Diocese of Rochester to lead the first of three Unconscious Bias sessions. Pupils were encouraged to consider what unconscious bias is, its origins and the detrimental effect it is having on society. They discussed race, gender and sexuality as well...Read more
ANOTHER YEAR OF TOP GCSE...
2020 has been a year like no other. But even against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis and cancelled examinations, King’s Rochester pupils are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results. When schools were forced to close in March, pupils were able to continue their studies seamlessly using the schools comprehensive Remote Learning Programme and...Read more
EXCELLENT A LEVEL RESULTS FOR...
Even against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis with school closures and cancelled examinations, King’s Rochester pupils are celebrating another set of excellent A Level results, published today. 29% of all results were at grades A* to A, 55% at A* to B and 76% at A* to C. King’s prides itself on the breadth...Read more
DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION WINNER RECEIVES HIGH...
Theodore Bourgeay, a pupil at King’s Rochester Preparatory School was delighted to be selected as the winner of the English department’s Environmental Short Film competition, by judges from Greenpeace UK. Drawing inspiration from Greenpeace UK’s annual film festival, Year 7 pupils were tasked with creating short films (2-3 minutes) about a particular environmental issue of...Read more
“THE KING’S EXTEND AWARD” LAUNCHED...
King’s Rochester is delighted to announce a new course which they will introduce for Sixth Form pupils from the start of the new academic year, 2020-2021. From September 2020, King’s Sixth Form pupils will all work towards the new, ‘King’s Extend Award’; an internal qualification which aims to empower pupils for the future by helping...Read more
SINGER LAURA WINS WOODARD YOUNG...
King’s Rochester pupil Laura West was celebrating over the weekend after being named the winner of the Woodard Schools' Young Musician Competition 2020 on Friday 29th May 2020. Laura, 17, from Rochester, Kent performed Wolf's Das Verlassene Mägdlein and Novello's Waltz of My Heart, pre-recorded in the King’s School Hall earlier this year. Instead of the planned live final...Read more
MICHAEL METCALFE CYCLES THE LENGTH...
A teacher from King’s Rochester has spent the last seven weeks of term, cycling nearly 20 miles a day on an exercise bike to travel the route from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise money for NHS Charities Together. Mr Metcalfe, the Head of Senco and Housemaster in the boys Boarding House was challenged...Read more
Bake Off Star Selects Winner...
Pupils at King’s Rochester spent their weekend eagerly waiting to hear who Mr David Atherton winner of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off 2019 had chosen as winner of their lockdown baking competition. Pupils in both the Preparatory and Senior Schools were set a baking challenge to produce 12 identical cupcakes over the course...Read more
PUPILS DISCOVER THE JOY OF...
Each Friday afternoon the Year 2 and Year 3 pupils in King’s Rochester Pre-Preparatory School don their trainers and PE kits and head off around the Cathedral Precinct as they train for a 2.5k Park Run. Led by Deputy Headmistress, Mrs Kellie Crozer and Teaching Assistant Mrs Wendy Black, both keen runners themselves. The after-School...Read more