Principal's Welcome

Founded in 604 AD, King’s Rochester has a strong foundation and a clear vision for education in the 21st Century. Life has never been so full of opportunities, with challenge and change ever-present and our aim is to develop confident, rounded individuals who make the most of their abilities in preparation for a successful, fulfilled life.

Our academic results are outstanding at all levels but we believe that independent thinking and a love of learning are just as important as great grades. To achieve this, we keep our class sizes small so that teachers know their pupils as individuals and can help each of them shine.

The achievement of academic potential is central, but an education based only on qualifications is limited and, frankly, rather dull. We offer a huge range of sporting, artistic and cultural opportunities because we want our pupils to establish interests that stay with them for life, as well as learning the skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

Happy children perform to their best and King’s is an exceptionally happy and friendly school where moral values and self-discipline underpin our community. King’s pupils are confident but also grounded and it is their enthusiasm that brings a great sense of fun to each school day. Founded in the Christian faith, we make daily use of the magnificent setting of Rochester Cathedral and welcome pupils from all backgrounds. This is a school where all are cared for as individuals and where links between home and school are a strength and source of pride.

Easily accessible from Kent and the South East and half an hour by train from central London, King’s has a beautiful location in the heart of historic Rochester. We offer co-education from 3 to 18 and our structure of Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools enables us to offer a tailor-made experience for each age group while giving access to the excellent facilities of the whole school.

I hope our website gives you a taste of life at King’s, but our happy and purposeful atmosphere is impossible to experience online. Do come and visit - you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Roger Overend 
Acting Principal and Acting Headmaster of the Senior School.
King's Rochester