Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Joanna Lumley helps open Malthouse Campus

Category: Events, News

Our Malthouse Campus was officially opened on Saturday, with Joanna Lumley describing the facilities as better than those in professional theatres.  The focal point of the site is a 334-seat theatre, boasting an orchestra pit, flexible stage and seating options and state-of-the-art dressing rooms, while separate drama and dance studios complete the school’s new home More »

Intermediate Team wins Invicta Maths Challenge

Category: News

Our Intermediate Maths Team won the Invicta Maths Challenge, scoring an incredible 125 points out of a possible 134. The Invicta Challenge is hosted annually and gives an opportunity for Remove and Fifth Form pupils to compete in a team challenge while senior and junior years attend the regional finals of the UKMT Team Challenge. More »

Shells mix with partner schools at the Big Explore

Category: News, Partnerships

Harry Cordeaux (Carlyon, Shell) reports below on his experiences at the Big Explore.   On November 12, myself and 12 other Shells travelled to the Pines Calyx near Dover to take part in the East Kent Schools Together’s first ever Big Explore. We were split into four teams, together with students from St. Anselm’s School More »

David Coleman gives conducting masterclass to Music Scholars

Category: News

Three King’s Music Scholars enjoyed a conducting masterclass with maestro David Coleman, former conductor of the Paris Opera Ballet. David regularly guests with European Opera Houses La Scala, Opera di Roma and Dresden Semperoper, so it was a privilege for the boys, Riccardo Boiteux (School House, 6b), Oscar Colliar (Galpin’s, 6b), Piers Holden (Tradescant, 6a), to More »

Sports Results: Autumn Term, Week 9

Category: News, Sports

Sports Results Week 9 Further information including fixtures, teams and events, can be found via the Sports Website. More »

Allegra achieves highest IGCSE mark in the world

Category: News

Allegra Hinds (Kingsdown, 6b) gained the highest Cambridge IGCSE English Language mark in the world last June. On receiving her result, Allegra was delighted to learn she achieved an A* but only recently discovered she had received the top grade when the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards—which recognise exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations—were announced. A More »

Student volunteers support primary school learning as Saturday Smarties resumes

Category: News, Partnerships

We were delighted to welcome 22 Year 5 and 6 pupils from across nine local primary schools to our first Saturday Smarties Session of the year. Saturday Smarties is our annual series of science masterclasses for 44 local pupils who come to The King’s School for three sessions of science fun. Each masterclass is taught More »

Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra star at the Old Royal Naval College

Category: Music, News

The Crypt Choir and Chamber Orchestra had the pleasure of performing in the stunning Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich. Our musicians were accompanied by soloists from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in a performance of Handel Dixit Dominus, written when the composer was just 22 and living in Rome. The programme More »

‘They gave me so much energy I struggled to sleep’ – French Senator praises pupils’ maturity & language skills

Category: News, Talks

Senator Olivier Cadic of France, who is responsible for French citizens living abroad, commended the mature questions and foreign language skills shown by students after giving a talk at King’s. We were honoured to welcome Senator Cadic to talk to pupils entirely in French about his role, after which he fielded questions on Chile, Venezuela, More »

Venice trip explores the pinnacle of contemporary art

Category: News, The Arts, Trips

At the beginning of half term, 28 Sixth Form art students departed for five days in the wonderful city of Venice to explore the Venice Biennale, the 57th international art exhibition. Spread across two huge sites—the Giardini and Arsenale—comprising of several vast exhibitions and pavilions representing many countries, the Biennale is the pinnacle of the contemporary More »

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