The whole school gathered together to remember the British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Cadets from the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) constructed a drumhead altar on Memorial Court. Originating in the 18th Century, drumhead altars have provided soldiers with somewhere to pray and worship together while on campaign. The Regiment’s drums would be stacked and the Colours laid on top.

On parade were the CCF’s standards, which were lowered to mark the two-minute silence and during the National Anthem. Cadets in the Sixth Form have been rehearsing for the important parade since September. 

In a moving school tradition, each pupil removed their poppy before walking in silent reflection around Green Court. 

Wreaths were laid on the war memorial on behalf of the School, CCF, OKS and staff.