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King’s College School Association

When pupils leave King’s they are offered the opportunity to become lifelong members of the King’s College School Association.

It is important for us to facilitate a means for past pupils to remain in contact with the School and with other alumni. If you have any recent shareable news/achievements (whether a part in the school production, a place at university, a doctorate or a knighthood), please send a brief (max 200 words) summary to

If you are a former King’s pupil and would like to join our mailing list please email

King's College School Association

Upcoming Events

David Briggs Memorial Evensong

Please join us at Evensong in King’s College Chapel on Saturday 21st May 2023 at 15:30 at which David Briggs, former Master over the Choristers, will be remembered.

Reunion – Saturday July 8th 2023

The KCSA will be holding a Reunion on Saturday July 8th, 2023 from 14:00-16:30.

The KCSA Committee, the Head, Mrs Yvette Day, and staff extend a warm welcome to all former pupils.  Afternoon tea will be served and there will be an opportunity to revisit some of the places where you spent some of your formative years.

This is an event for all generations of KCS alumni; those below Year 9 will need to be accompanied by a parent.

To register your interest and update your contact details please email

Alumni news

It’s always wonderful to hear from former pupils. If you would like to share your news with other alumni please do send us a brief update (we suggest 200 words limit).

To contact us and join our mailing list please do so here:


Notable Alumni

Christopher Tye

1509 – 1512 (chorister)
1522 – 1536

Notable Tudor composer. Possibly Master over the Choristers

Orlando Gibbons

1596 – 1599


John Cowell

1562 – 1567

Became Regius Professor of Civil Law in Cambridge University and in 1598, Master of Trinity Hall.

James Essex

Born 1724; school 1734

English builder and architect

William Sterndale Bennett

1824 – 1826

C J Sorley

1906 – 1908

War poet

Lord Ramsey of Canterbury

1916 -1919

Archbishop of York form 1956 – 1961
Archbishop of Cantebury from 1961 -1974

Sir Michael Swann

Jelf era

Chairman of the BBC

Lieutenant General Sir William P Oliver

Jelf era

A Vice-Chief of Imperial General Staff and British High Commissioner to Australia

Simon Preston


Christ Church, Oxford and then Westminster Abbey

Andrew Wiles

Born 1953

Mathematician: proving Fermat’s Last Theorem

Ben and Jonathan Finn


Writers of the Sibelius Music Notation software


Contact Us

For further information about King’s College School, please contact us.