The Kings School, in Canterbury is described as possibly the oldest school in the world, with records dating back to 597AD, when St Augustine arrived to evangelize England. However, it was in 1541 when Henry VIII established the school with a head master, lower master and 50 Kings Scholars, leading to the school to be known as Kings School. Set in the historic grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a world heritage site. The buildings are a mix, dating from 14th century to the newest in the 21st century. Offering independent, boarding and day school co-education for children aged 13 – 18.
The school had a requirement to connect various buildings across Canterbury to the network, and due to the nature of the types of buildings, as well as strict planning regulations within the walled city, the solution needed to be sympathetic to the age of the buildings, as well as meeting today’s need of technical connectivity.