News Archive

Fifth-formers complete Bronze DofE expedition

Category: News, Trips

Our latest batch of Bronze award candidates have completed their Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Despite less than ideal conditions last week, the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Tommy David (Meister Omers) reported on the rewarding experience: “The DofE expedition was amazing! I loved the freedom of being able to set up tent and cook whenever. More »

King’s Hosts Kent Prep School Golf Championships

Category: News, Sports

King’s was delighted to host the Kent Prep Schools Invitational Golf Championship last week. The event has been running for over 50 years and attracted some of the finest golfers from Kent Prep Schools. Overnight rain had softened up the challenging course at Canterbury Golf Club, but the skies cleared and some high-quality golf was More »

OKS artist Edmund de Waal made a CBE

Category: News, The Arts

Edmund de Waal (OKS, Marlowe 1977-81) has been awarded a CBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. A man of many talents, Edmund is best known for his work in ceramics but has also had a Sunday Times Bestseller as an author. He opened our state-of-the-art photography and pottery studios More »

View spectacular solar eclipse photos from Memorial Court

Category: News

Pupils gathered in Memorial Court on Thursday morning to view the partial solar eclipse from the Physics department’s solar scope. Thanks to Dr Elias for the excellent photos and the description below. The solar scope is essentially a lens (orange tube) that projects an image on a mirror at the bottom, which is reflected on More »

Tommy raises more money for Mind at Kent Trail Half

Category: News, Sports

Tommy David (Meister Omers, Fifth) has been out fundraising for Mind again, this time completing the Kent Trail Half Marathon in Tunbridge Wells. He recently completed a duathlon with fellow Fifth-former Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s) to support the charity after a spike in teenagers reaching out for mental health support since the pandemic began. Taking on More »

James & Bear win Championship Pairs title at National Schools Regatta

Category: News

James Crawley (Grange, 6a) and Bear Hastilow (Meister Omers, 6a) won the Championship Pairs race at the National Schools Regatta during half term. It’s the first time a King’s boat has won a Championship event at National Schools since 1996, when future Olympian Frances Houghton (OKS, Walpole 1993-98) was part of two crews to take More »

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