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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 sign up here.

King's College School Association

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


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