The King's School will move to a new £60-million campus on Alderley Road, Prestbury in the summer of 2020, providing state-of-the-art accommodation for boys and girls aged 3 - 18. The project is currently on schedule for a handover in July 2020.
The development 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 2020, will mean that all of our pupils will be taught co-educationally on the new campus.
Headmaster Dr Hyde says: “We are extremely proud of our history and are looking forward to a new chapter, in fantastic new accommodation. Our intention is to deliver an outstanding educational establishment with facilities that match and enhance our already excellent academic, cultural and sporting reputation. Importantly, we will not increase the size of our pupil roll, maintaining small class sizes so as to continue to deliver our 'small school feel'.”
The School plans to keep the size of classes and year groups broadly in line with current numbers to retain our 'small school' feel and the outstanding relationships between staff and pupils.
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.