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Key School Contacts

Senior Leadership

Mrs Yvette Day

Mrs Yvette Day
Head and Master over the Choristers
Email: head@kcs.cambs.sch.uk

Mr Tom Coe-Hales

Mr Tom Coe-Hales
Deputy Head
Email: tcoe-hales@kcs.cambs.sch.uk

Mr J Rist

Mr J Rist
Deputy Head/Head of Pre-Prep & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Email: jrist@kcs.cambs.sch.uk

Mrs Julia Purser

Mrs Julia Purser
Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
Email: bursar@kcs.cambs.sch.uk

Contact Details

Kings College School
West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DN

Office: 01223 365814

Email: office@kcs.cambs.sch.uk

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Governors

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to:

The Revd. Dr Stephen Cherry – Chairman of Governors
King’s College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST

The Chair may be contacted by confidential letter via the School office. 

King's College School

College Governors

Revd. Dr Stephen Cherry

The Revd. Dr Stephen Cherry


The Revd. Dr Stephen Cherry is the Dean of King’s College, Cambridge. He moved here from Durham in 2014 where he was, as a member of the Cathedral Chapter, a Governor of The Chorister School. He also served as Governor of Durham School for six years. In his parish ministry Dr Stephen Cherry was Chair of Governors of the C of E (Aided) School in Loughborough.

Mr Daniel Hyde

Mr Daniel Hyde


Mr Daniel Hyde is Director of Music, King’s College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the College. A choral conductor and organist, he has previously served as Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church in New York. Mr Hyde came up to the College in 2000 as an undergraduate and Organ Scholar.

Dr Keith Carne

Dr Keith Carne


Dr Keith Carne is the Bursar of King’s College. Before taking up this post he was a Mathematician, working in France and the United States, before returning to the Mathematics Faculty at Cambridge and becoming a Fellow of King’s College in 1983.

Dr Elisa Faraglia


Dr Elisa Faraglia is an economist specialising in macroeconomics and has written extensively on debt and its management. She has been a Fellow of King’s College since 2011 and has two children at the School.

Professor Herbert Huppert

Professor Herbert Huppert


Professor Herbert Huppert has been a Fellow of King’s since 1970. He is the Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics. His research is into the fluid mechanics of the environment, including the eruption of volcanoes, the motion of lava, the flow of ice over land into the sea and the storage of carbon dioxide in order to limit its release into the atmosphere, and thereby decrease global warming. Both his sons were pupils at the School.

Professor James Fawcett

Professor James Fawcett


Professor James Fawcett is a Fellow of King’s College and is the Chairman of the Centre for Brain Repair. His research is developing treatments for patients who have been paralysed by spinal cord injury, or who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Appointed Governors

Michael Gibbon QC

Michael Gibbon QC


Michael Gibbon QC is a former King’s parent who is a barrister in practice in London. He read International Relations as a graduate student at King’s College, and also sang in the College Choir.

Mr Richard Harman

Mr Richard Harman


Mr Richard Harman is currently Chief Executive of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS). He has over 32 years’ service in teaching, including roles as Housemaster, Head of English and Headmaster, with a decade leading Uppingham. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard initially spent two years in academic publishing before moving into teaching. Now on his third career, he is enjoying the challenges at AGBIS. He is Chair of the Governors’ Legal and General Purposes Committee.

Mr Peter Haselden

Mr Peter Haselden


Mr Peter Haselden is a former King’s parent of two children. He read Russian at Durham and is a chartered accountant, with many years’ experience in the oil and services industries. He is Chair of the Governors’ Finance and Estates Committee, and was himself a chorister at King’s.

Mr Stuart Thackrah

Mr Stuart Thackrah


Mr Stuart is a retired Head of Holmwood House, Essex, with over 30 years’ experience in the private sector of education. He has been a lead inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and is currently President of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). He is Chair of the Governors’ Education and Pastoral Committee.

Mr Jason James

Mr Jason James


Mr Jason James has been Director General of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation since October 2011. Having been fascinated by Japan on a tour with King’s College Choir at the age of 13, he then went on to read Japanese Studies at King’s College, Cambridge. He is a member of the School Legal and General Purposes Committee.

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