Schools and Families

Learning in inspiring spaces

Welcome! Peterborough Cathedral is an ancient, sacred space and a perfect resource to enhance learning for schools and families.

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 to schools

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 this link for our Autumn 2021 Cathedral Roadshow programme.

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

Click on the topic below to find out more.

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 KS4

Learning Centre activities

Sculpting Symbols KS1 KS2
Sticky Stained Glass KS1 KS2
Illuminated Manuscripts KS2, KS3
Cathedral Collage KS2, KS3

Additional activities

Exploring Easter KS2
Taster Tour KS2, KS3, KS4

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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)

We are very grateful for the support of the AllChurches Trust for our learning and education programme.

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