The King's School is proud to boast a brand new £60-million campus on Alderley Road, Prestbury, providing state-of-the-art accommodation for boys and girls aged 3 - 18.
The move is the most ambitious in the King's School’s 518-year history and will deliver some of the finest day school facilities to be found anywhere in the UK. The impressive 80-acre rural site is between Macclesfield and Over Alderley and, from September 2020, will mean that all of our pupils will be taught co-educationally on the new campus.
The new campus has a main academic building, plus a separate Sports Centre and 80-acres of sporting and outdoor facilities.
The main academic building provides 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 recital hall, a similarly sized drama studio and a 950-seat main assembly hall. The art & design department comes with its own exhibition space alongside a central library and lecture theatre.
The School will maintain the size of classes and year groups in line with current numbers to retain our 'small school' feel and the outstanding relationships between staff and pupils.
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 a 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.