The Coronation of King Charles III

Resources for Key Stages 1 and 2

By Ailsa Fidler, Fiona Gamble and Stuart Boydell, published 17th March 2023

The Coronation of King Charles III: resources for schools

2023 will see the first coronation of a British monarch for 70 years. Only those now in their 70s or above will remember the last one. The UK is the only country in Europe still to carry out a coronation, a ceremony that has its roots in traditions over a thousand years old. 

In this momentous year in British history, many schools may wish to explore the history, symbolism and significance of the coronation on 6 May. Our committees and affiliates have been working hard to produce resources for our members to use with children. 

Below you will find a whole school assembly for Key Stages 1 and 2 with additional notes, and a short scheme of work for use at Key Stage 1. 

Please note: while the scheme of work is primarily designed for Key Stage 1, and the assembly for Key Stage 2, you can also adapt each resource for each level. For example, you could adapt the KS1 scheme to explore the concept of significance and change and continuity through a comparison of Elizabeth's and plans for Charles' coronation. Children could begin to think about their own criteria to explore significance and what the concept of monarchy means to them.

We would love to know if your school is using the resources. Please do send in your photos of how your school is marking the event, to

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