Communicating the essence of a school is never easy and this is particularly true of King’s, which has so much to offer children beginning their exciting journey in education. However, I would like to highlight just a few qualities that I think make King’s truly outstanding.    

As Gloucester’s Cathedral School, founded in 1541 by Henry VIII, we are hugely proud of our heritage and traditions. Every day we are inspired by one of the most beautiful medieval cathedrals in England; holding our morning assemblies in the Chapter House and our services in its Nave.

Our history and surroundings are wonderful, but King’s provides something even more valuable – a love of learning. We do this by presenting stimulating and engaging lessons and also by encouraging children to pursue their personal interests – the range of co-curricular activities we provide is astonishingly varied and genuinely enriching.

While we celebrate individual talent and excellence, pupils of all ages have a very strong sense of community and soon become supportive team members. This blend of personal achievement and team spirit is one of the defining qualities of King’s.

Growing-up can be challenging. Consequently, we ensure that the quality of our pastoral care matches the high quality of our teaching. We work in close partnership with parents to create a secure environment where children of all abilities can thrive and be happy.

You can read much more about us on this site, but if you are new to King’s, there is nothing better than seeing our School in action. I hope, therefore, that one day soon I will have the pleasure of welcoming you and your child to King’s for a visit.

Anne Haas
Head of King’s Junior School