Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form
Type: Boarding and Day
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Roll: 374 Boys / / 272 Girls
Age Range: 3-18 Years
Founded: 604 AD, the world’s second oldest school
The ancient Cathedral precinct of historic Rochester, Kent.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mr Ben Charles
Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1TE
Tel: 01634 888555
King’s is a remarkable school with a rich and diverse heritage, where pupils have been educated for over 1,400 years under the watchful gaze of Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle.
While a sense of place is bound to have an impact on the development of the children learning here, it is the skills, experiences and opportunities provided to them, both within and outside the classroom, that will enable them to thrive in an uncertain and fast-changing world.
Our most recent ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) report rated us “Excellent” in all areas and our priority is ensuring that happy children perform to their best. The school is an exceptionally happy and friendly place, underpinned by a strong sense of care, kindness, moral values and emotional intelligence.
We believe in giving pupils the courage and confidence to be their best. We nurture the individual and celebrate diversity – there truly is no typical King’s pupil. Each and every one is unique and treated as such and our values of Work Hard, Play Hard and Look After Each Other are encouraged and practised throughout the school.
Just over half an hour from London, we empower our pupils to explore their passions with a huge range of co-curricular opportunities, to ignite and nurture their interests, and to provide experiences which will develop confidence in them for life.
Music is a cornerstone of our School, with countless opportunities for pupils of all abilities. With a dedicated drama studio, King’s has a reputation for exceptional drama, from musicals through to Shakespeare. Our Art & Design department is a hub of creativity and imagination, where we never underestimate the creative potential of our children and have high expectations for all. We believe Sport is for everyone and with a large gymnasium, LTA tennis courts, fitness suite, heated indoor pool, boat house and our Paddock, regarded as one of the finest cricket fields in the county, we provide our pupils with extensive training facilities.
In addition to our comprehensive sport, music, drama and arts programmes, we offer an impressive range of activities centring around personal development, culminating in timetabled co-curricular activities every Friday afternoon for our Senior School pupils. These include CCF, the Theatre Production Company, the Charities Committee, volunteering, The Duke of Edinburgh and an Enrichment Programme.
With over a thousand years of heritage and a world of potential ahead, King’s School Rochester is truly a community which enables individuals to flourish. Come and experience our school for yourself. Meet our pupils, talk to our staff, and feel the welcoming and inspiring atmosphere that makes King’s School so unique.
Nursery: from £1730 per term (3 days). Reception – Year 3: £3770 – £4085 per term. Years 4 – 8: £4890 – £5550 per term. Years 9 – 13: £7175 per term.
Boarding fees. Years 7 – 13: £8175 – £11,775 per term.
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 24 Sep 2022 -
Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 6 May 2023 -
The best way to get a real sense of King’s Rochester is to visit us.
Open Morning: The Nursery, Pre-Preparatory School, Preparatory School, Senior School and Boarding Houses are open for tours and you will hear an introduction to King’s from our Principal, enjoy a range of activities across the School with our pupils, and receive information on the School and the admissions process.
Please BOOK your place
For details email email@example.com
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David Cameron Visits King’s School...
On Tuesday 17th May, former Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, the Rt Honourable David Cameron, visited King’s School Rochester to give a brief talk and Q&A with Senior School pupils and staff. Regardless of political persuasion, Mr Cameron was an extremely engaging speaker, sharing with pupils some of the key issues relating...Read more
National Computing Quality Award –...
King’s School, Rochester has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of IT by achieving the first level of the new National Computing Quality Award Framework. King’s School, Rochester is the first school in Medway and the first independent school in the southeast to receive this award. The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Quality...Read more
King’s Rochester Celebrates GCSE Results...
The last 18 months have been like no other but it has been so heartening to see pupils rise to the challenge, overcome so many barriers that have been put in front of them, and secure great outcomes at GCSE. After a successful results day, our pupils will be going on to study a...Read more
Celebrating A-Level Results Day 2021...
The last 18 months have been an incredible time to work in education and with young people. King’s Rochester is proud to celebrate the individual success of our pupils today. Congratulations to Sohrab Worsley who studied Maths, Biology & Chemistry, achieving 3 A* grades and will be going to the University of Sussex to read Medicine;...Read more
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