The Kings School Partnerships


At King’s we partner with over 50 state schools, both primary and secondary as well as other community groups.  Some of our bigger projects are shown below, but our teachers and pupils collaborate in many other ways.  Have a look at our Newsletter, Calendar or News pages for more details, and get in touch if you have project you’d like to suggest.

  • Sports projects

    King’s is fortunate to have some first-class sporting facilities and coaching which we are happy to share with our neighbouring schools and the wider community.  The school hosts local events such as netball tournaments and swimming galas. Since 2015 Minilympics and, more recently, Rugbylympics, are very popular days with primary schools in and around Canterbury.…

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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, over 22 issues later, authors and editors…

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  • Saturday Smarties

    King’s offers science masterclasses for Year 5 and 6 pupils from primary schools in and around Canterbury as part of its Canterbury Primary Science Partnership. 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.…

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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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  • East Kent Schools Together

    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 teachers while improving the resilience and well-being of pupils…

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  • Sounding Out

    Launched in September 2019 Sounding Out is an initiative offering music lessons to local primary school children. It was set up by The King’s School Director of Music Will Bersey and the then Head of Partnerships Christina Astin to try and redress the decline in cultural capital and generational unfamiliarity with classical music, which is…

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