The King’s School, Canterbury

A 21st-century education at the oldest school in the country
One of the oldest schools in Britain, The King’s School is set in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral and is permeated by an ethos that combines the ancient with the modern. A strong academic tradition ensures entry into top UK and US universities but this is balanced by the belief that education takes place both inside and outside of the classroom; the King’s Week, an annual Arts Festival organised by the pupils is a great example of this. The first female Head, Jude Lowson will surely build on what her predecessor referred to as ‘a massive confidence-building machine’. With successful alumni from across the centuries such as Christopher Marlowe to Sir Michael Morpurgo there is certainly a precedent.