The King's School is proud to boast a brand new £60-million campus in Prestbury, providing state-of-the-art accommodation for boys and girls aged 3 - 18.
Despite offering the country's newest school facilities, King's has a fine heritage stretching back 518-years to when King Henry VII was on the throne!
Our stunning rural campus offers some of the finest school facilities to be found anywhere in the UK. The impressive 80-acre site is between Macclesfield and Over Alderley and allows us to teach all of our pupils co-educationally.
Our campus has a main academic building, plus a separate Sports Centre and 80-acres of sporting and outdoor facilities. The whole site has been designed with pupils' wellbeing, a sense of space and a connection with nature as key principles.
The academic building is flooded with natural light and provides spacious, purpose-designed facilities for Infants, Juniors, Seniors and Sixth Form students. The Infant & Junior Division has its own car park and entrance, plus dedicated art, music, science and computing rooms as well as a main hall and library.
For Seniors, teaching and learning areas are organised into faculties, including Science with 15 state-of-the-art laboratories. The performing arts benefit from a 200-seat music recital hall, a similarly sized drama hall and a 950-seat main hall. The art & design department comes with its own exhibition space and innovation studio. There is also a spacious central library and lecture theatre.
Despite our spacious campus, the School offers small class sizes and year groups, in line with our desire to maintain a 'small school' feel.
The Sports Centre provides an impressive 1,000m² sports hall together with a six-lane 25m swimming pool and Cheshire’s first dedicated indoor cricket facility. A dance/martial arts studio, fitness suite and Sixth Form café are located on the first floor.
Externally, there are 8 senior rugby pitches, 4 cricket pitches, outdoor cricket nets, five junior football pitches, junior rugby pitches, two all-weather Astroturf hockey pitches, six tennis and netball courts, a 400-metre athletics track, and a dedicated rounders pitch.
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At the heart of the community
Dr John Kennerley, Chair of Governors at King’s, said, “The new campus will not only deliver fantastic facilities for our pupils, but enable us to develop further community use of the school beyond the 35 organisations that already share our facilities.”
Over its 500-year history, King’s has occupied a number of different sites in Macclesfield including the parish church, School Bank and King Edward Street. The School has operated on two sites since 1992 when it acquired and refurbished the former Macclesfield High School for Girls on Fence Avenue.