Mon-Fri:

9.00am - 5.00pm

Sat:

9.00am - 5.00pm

Sun:

12.00pm - 3.00pm

Schools and Colleges

Learning in inspiring spaces

Welcome! Peterborough Cathedral is an ancient, sacred space and a perfect resource to enhance the school curriculum.

What we do

  • We welcome learners of all ages, cultures, faiths and backgrounds to experience the rich resources Peterborough Cathedral has to offer.

  • We develop creative, cross-curricular activities to support schools and families.

  • Using a multi-sensory approach we encourage learners to explore and grow in understanding of this ancient, living, sacred space.

  • We want learners to feel amazed, curious and eager to discover more.

  • We want them to feel able and willing to return.

Activities we offer

Our activities are tailored to different Key Stages and take place either in the Cathedral or in the Education Centre in the Precincts. Activities can be combined to create a well balance day of practical learning. If what you want isn't listed, we are happy to create a bespoke activity for your school. We warmly welcome students with special needs and will adapt our activities to meet the needs of all users.

Follow the links below to find out more about each activity or download the A3 activities poster.

Poster showing learning activities at Peterborough Cathedral. Click on this picture to download a .pdf of the poster.Cathedral activities

Senses in Special Places KS1
Faith, Worship and Belief KS2, KS3, KS4
Searching for Saxons KS2, KS3
The Tudors: Monks and Monarchs KS2 KS3
Normans to Now KS3 KS4
Songs and Stories EYFS
A Sermon in Stone SK4

Learning Centre Activities

Sculpting Symbols KS1 KS2
Saxon Treasure SK2
Sticky Stained Glass KS1 SK2
Illuminated Manuscripts SL2, KS3
Cathedral Collage SK2, KS3

Additional Activities

Exploring Easter SK2
Taster Tour SK2, KS3, KS4

Book now

The Cathedral is a busy place so please book your visit with as much notice as possible.

Please call on 01733 355307 or email: hla@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk and tell us which activities you would like to book.

If what you want isn't listed, we are happy to tailor our activities accordingly or create a bespoke activity for your school.

We warmly welcome students with special needs and will adapt our activities to meet the needs of all users.

Please note: We are unable to take school bookings for Wednesdays.

 


What teachers say about us

“The building is a spectacular teaching resource.”  - KS2 teacher, Werrington Primary

“Excellent…Thank you for a fantastic day… Everything was well organised and we thoroughly enjoyed it.” - KS2 class teacher, Earith Primary School

“The children were engaged and eager to participate. Lots of opportunities for the children to take part.” - Year 1 teacher, The Beeches Primary School


Safeguarding and Risk Assessment

At Peterborough Cathedral we take very seriously our responsibility for the safety of children and vulnerable adults in our care. 

Read our Safeguarding Policy and Guidelies and find our Safeguarding contacts

Risk Assessment (PDF)


 

Engaged children listening to stories in the Nave