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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

English Teacher Mrs Young follows up debut novel with a collection of short stories

Category: News

Amanda Young, English teacher and Housemistress of Walpole, spent the lockdown period earlier in the year hard at work following the success of her first novel ‘The Woman and the Witch’ and has now published a collection of stories called ‘Airy Cages and Other Stories’. A collection of six unforgettable short stories. From unlikely love affairs More »

Talented King’s pupils to perform at Canterbury Festival

Category: Music, News, The Arts

Joe Netley (Mitchinson’s, Shell), Isabella Cable (Carlyon, 5th) and Tommy David (Meister Omers, 5th) have all been chosen to perform in Canterbury Festival’s Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition. Supported by the Canterbury Festival Foundation, the competition is an opportunity for talented young musicians and vocalists to develop their practice, perform as part of the Festival programme More »

The Carnival of Animals

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The talented Kanneh-Mason siblings are set to release their debut album, ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in November. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios the release includes new poems by Michael Morpurgo OKS to accompany French composer Saint-Saëns much loved musical suite ‘Carnival of the Animals’. The poems are read by the author himself, joined by Academy More »

Honorary Academic Scholarships awarded

Category: News

We are delighted to be awarding 34 6bs with Honorary Academic Scholarships for outstanding results in their GCSEs.  “To the end that piety and good learning may in our Church for ever grow and flourish, and in their season bring forth fruit to the glory of God and to the benefit and honour of the More »

Watch the recording of our Virtual Open Morning

Category: News

It was a pleasure to welcome so many families to the Precincts via Zoom at our Autumn Term Virtual Open Mornings, and the full one-hour recordings are still available to watch. By requesting either our 13+ or Sixth Form Open Morning video, you will hear from current pupils as well as the Headmaster and other More »

Alp wins Oxford University’s Brearley Essay Prize

Category: News

Alp Yilmaz (Tradescant, 6a) has won the Brearley Essay Prize hosted by the Stubbs Society of the University of Oxford.  Having entered simply because he was interested in exploring and researching the question of ‘Should current governments be held responsible for the actions of historical governments?’, Alp was thrilled when he learned his essay had More »

King’s Talk – ‘Deserts, Mountains & Covid-19: Life as an Expedition Doctor’

Category: News, Talks

We were delighted to hear from Nathan Hudson-Peacock (Marlowe 2005-10) on ‘Deserts, Mountains & Covid-19: Life as an Expedition Doctor’ in the first of a series of ‘King’s Talks’ over Zoom last Wednesday (23rd of September). Nathan works as an NHS Emergency Department physician but the talk was focused on his experiences providing medical support More »

2 pupils win prizes at prestigious NCH Essay Competition Awards

Category: News

Joshua Platt (Linacre, 6a) and Alex McGovern (Marlowe, 6a) both won awards in this year’s National College of the Humanities London Essay Competition which had over 5,000 entries from across Europe. Top prizes for the shortlisted entrants ranged from £1,000 to £250 in what is an extremely competitive contest. Joshua was first runner-up in the More »

Annabel Steadman (OKS) wins record publishing deal & movie contract for fantasy series

Category: News

Annabel Steadman (OKS, Marlowe 2005-10) has landed what’s believed to be the world’s biggest ever book deal and a Sony Pictures movie deal for her children’s fantasy adventure series Skandar and the Unicorn Thief. It’s been a “whirlwind” two weeks for Annabel—whose talent was obvious during her time at King’s after arriving from Northbourne Park More »

Two fascinating King’s Talks lined up this week

Category: News, Talks

We are delighted to be holding two online King’s talks this week from Nathan Hudson-Peacock on his experience travelling the world as an expedition doctor and Ronan Patrick on the basics of financial markets. Alongside working as an NHS Emergency Department physician in London, Nathan (OKS, Marlowe 2005-10) also provides comprehensive and fully indemnified medical More »

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