The Kings School Partnerships


At King’s we partner with over 35 state schools, both primary and secondary.  Some of our bigger projects are shown below, but our teachers and pupils collaborate in many other ways.  Have a look at our Calendar or News pages for more details, and get in touch if you have project you’d like to suggest.

  • East Kent Schools Together

    After a year of various meetings and preparations the EKST partnership launched in September 2017.  The partnership is currently made up of three state schools, three independent schools and a university, with the aims of raising aspirations and widening horizons.  There is a programme of joint activities each term that will enhance the CPD of…

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  • Minilympics

    King’s collaborates with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) each year to deliver a day of exciting sporting activities for local primary schools. 180 Year 4 pupils come to Birley’s playing fields and, in teams of mixed schools, are given sessions on cricket (in association with Kent cricket), field testing (led by CCCU’s SportsLab department) and…

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  • Young Scientists Journal

    In 2006 Young Scientists Journal was established at King’s to publish school science research and enhance students’ science communication skills. The journal is written, edited and run by students aged 12 to 20 across the world. Being online, the journal soon attracted article submissions from other schools and now, 11 years and 20 issues later, authors…

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  • Saturday Smarties

    King’s offers science masterclasses for Year 5 and 6 pupils from primary schools in and around Canterbury. These “Saturday Smarties” pupils, selected by their schools on the basis of interest and ability, attend three sessions across the year, each of which focuses on a different scientific theme. Now in its fifth year, nearly 250 pupils…

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  • Canterbury Primary Science Partnership

    Our partnership with 10 primary schools, together with our own King’s Junior School was initially funded by the Department for Education through an Independent-State School Partnership (ISSP) grant. We have now merged with the Canterbury Teaching Alliance to offer termly meetings and activities for science subject leaders in over 20 primary schools in and around…

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  • Cathedral Spires

    In 2016 we launched a new project with one of our partners, Spires Academy. Cathedral Spires is a cross-curricular enrichment programme for selected Year 7 pupils from Spires who visit King’s each week to learn about the Cathedral’s history, art, architecture, archives and so on. Each term culminates with the creation of a piece of…

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  • External Speakers

    The King’s School has a busy programme of co-curricular activities, including many speakers from the worlds of academia, politics, diplomacy and adventurous exploration. Some of these speakers are invited as part of our subject-specific societies, some for careers events and others for general interest – and some talks are delivered by King’s teachers. Examples in…

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