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News Archive

Walpole Carnations go ahead virtually

Category: Events, News

Every year, carnation fever grips the King’s community ahead of Valentine’s Day. Walpole House takes thousands of orders and delivers personal messages across the school, and this year is no different, with carnations being emailed out in a virtual reimagining of the tradition.  Carnations aren’t just about sending anonymous messages to a secret crush. It’s More »

How we’re supporting Children’s Mental Health Week

Category: News

We have a number of activities in place as part of Children’s Mental Health Week from the 1st-7th of February, which has the theme “Express Yourself”. The Chaplains’ Thought for the Week on Challenges set the tone, encouraging pupils to seek help from staff and peer listeners, and quoting John O’Donohue’s poem For Courage. Students More »

Oxbridge offers 2021

Category: News

A total of 15 King’s pupils, eight girls and seven boys, have been offered a place to study at Oxford or Cambridge. Nine have been offered places at Cambridge to read Music (two), Engineering, Philosophy, Natural Sciences (two), Modern Languages, History of Art and English. Six received offers from Oxford to study PPE, Philosophy & Theology, More »

Will’s cricket charity Bat For A Chance launches Sri Lankan partnership

Category: News, Sports

Will Gaffney (Meister Omers, Fifth) was praised for his determination by Test legend Kumar Sangakkara as his cricket charity Bat For A Chance—which Will has built from the ground up over the last two years—launched a partnership with the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka. Around his school commitments, Will has poured his time into More »

Abi launches lockdown business to combat loneliness

Category: News

Abi Brooke (Luxmoore, 6a) has set up a lockdown business selling hand-embroidered hearts, donating all profits to mental health charity Papyrus UK. Customers can order a heart for a friend or family member with a personalised message as a way of connecting with loved ones during the pandemic. The enterprise has proved popular already, with More »

Frances Houghton discusses Olympic journey on BBC podcast

Category: News, Sports

Creating a thriving team environment is a crucial foundation of success in so many walks of life, and its a topic that Frances Houghton (OKS, Walpole 1993-98) spoke about on BBC Radio 4’s Don’t Tell Me The Score podcast during the Christmas holiday.  Having shown her talent on the water with a number of junior More »

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