The School was established in January 1974 through the amalgamation of Girton Girls' School and King's College, a school for boys. The founding schools were small, neighbouring, independent schools of quality and have a combined history dating back to 1915. Pembroke School is non-denominational and has a philosophy that is based on Christian principles.
The School motto, Ex Unitate Vires - Out of Unity, Strength - reflects our historical origins, with the uniting of the two schools, and our belief in the value of co-education.
Pembroke School Aims:
To offer our students the means to develop a broad and deep knowledge base thus enabling them to act effectively as well-informed citizens.
To create a dynamic learning community which encourages self-management, curiosity, intellectual rigour, enjoyment, innovation and the exploration of each individual's potential.
To facilitate the social, physical and emotional development of each student emphasising personal growth, integrity, respect for differences in people, resilience, an appreciation of the environment, a sense of social responsibility and care for others.
To encourage the exploration of students' spiritual values and their power to make ethical decisions.
To promote thoughtful, respectful and informed participation in the community locally, nationally and internationally with an emphasis on seeking justice for all.