At King’s we are very proud of our alumni. They are a diverse group of men and women who collectively represent the breadth and strength of our curriculum as well as our history and socially inclusive culture. Many of our alumni, affectionately known as Old King Scholars, maintain a special lifelong connection to King’s, with many friendships lasting a lifetime.
Meet the Alumni Team
Our Alumni Office is always busy building awareness, engagement and support for King’s by offering programmes of value to alumni and supporters.
Liz Gwyther, Head of Development Tel: 01244 689 492 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Liz is responsible for the development and delivery of King’s Fundraising and Alumni Relations Strategies.
Courtney Roberts, Alumni & Events Officer Tel: 01244 689 494 Email: email@example.com. You can contact Courtney about organising events, giving careers talks to pupils, reunions and our various alumni communications. Courtney would also be pleased to speak to you about any other enquiries you might have.
Gina Whittlestone, Alumni Relations Coordinator & Admissions Assistant Tel: 01244 689 491 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Gina provides vital administrative support to the Alumni Office, particularly helping with our busy programme of events, communications and database management. Gina would love to hear about your success stories, and how your experiences during your time here have shaped your life. Gina is also your first port of call for changes to contact details.
The Alumni Team
Liz, Courtney & Gina
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We care about staying in touch with our alumni. It’s important that we let you know what’s going on at your school and within your alumni network. Make sure you don’t miss out on exciting alumni events, school news and opportunities around the world by sharing your details and contact preferences with us.Update your details
The collection contains original documents dating back to the late 18th century. It also includes hundreds of photographs from the 1870s onwards. Silver cups, medals, school uniform and other artefacts are also held. There is a complete collection of issues of the school magazine, which started publication in 1885. Our school registers list names of pupils dating back to 1541. Clerk to the Governors’ collections contain cash books, ledgers, boarding house books, architectural plans and drawings. Press cuttings from local newspapers detailing school events, developments and former pupil’s successes and achievements have been incorporated into scrap books.
The earliest records mentioning the school and its foundation are stored in the National Archives and in the Chester Cathedral Archives held in the Cheshire and Chester Record Office. A brief summary of the most important resources elsewhere has been compiled. Students and teaching staff use the archives for assemblies, research for history field trips, school magazine articles and other related work.Archive Link
The King's 100 Challenge Bursary Appeal
We are committed to providing an outstanding education where ambition and independent thinking are celebrated for bright and talented children from all backgrounds. Each year we support families whose children would benefit from a King’s education, but who would not be able to attend the school without the financial assistance of a bursary. Each year we receive more requests for bursaries than we are able to support. Over the next 25 years, as we approach our 500th anniversary, our aim is to create 100 new bursaries offering more opportunities to many more deserving children. We can only achieve this with the support of our loyal Old King Scholars, parents – past and present – and our wider community of friends. By supporting our Bursary Fund, you will make a difference to a child’s future and be part of a philanthropic tradition that reaches back 475 years. Every gift brings us closer to funding a bursary and ensuring that no deserving child is ever turned away from our great School.
“The extreme kindness and generosity of many donors, whom I will likely never meet personally, nor put a name to, has transformed my life” Josh Smith – Left King’s in 2013, now a Publicist at Faber & Faber, London
20 years of girls
The beginning of the academic year in 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of girls officially joining the King’s School.
We celebrated 20 Years of Girls at King’s with a series of articles, profiles and speakers. Female students first joined King’s in the Sixth Form in 1998, and quickly became a vital part of life at the school. By 2003 King’s had become fully co-ed, welcoming girls from 7 to 18 years of age. Then in 2015, our infants school, Willow Lodge, opened its doors.
To celebrate this milestone, and inspire our current pupils, we want to hear the stories of our past female pupils. Our students gain a great deal from hearing about the personal and professional experiences of recent alumni and in this special year of celebrations, we want to highlight the achievements of the hundreds of girls who have now attended King’s. We know they now enjoy great success in a huge range of careers and fields of study, and we want to hear all about it!
If you are one of the hundreds of female students to have attended King’s we’d love to hear from you – let us know what you’re up to now and what you’ve achieved since leaving King’s! To read our profiles, please visit 20 Years of Girls at King’s – profiles.
Give a regular donation
A regular gift enables you to spread the cost over a number of years and the school to reclaim the income tax you have paid. The length and regularity of any gift can be tailored to the wishes of individual donors.
Legacy Gift – Join The King’s Tudor Society
Providing for King’s in your will
A number of alumni and other supporters have already advised the school that they have made bequests in their wills. We are inviting all those with an interest in and affection for King’s, to act and include King’s in their will, at a level appropriate to individual circumstances.
The King’s Tudor Society
The King’s Tudor Society has been established to recognise and celebrate supporters of the King’s School Chester Legacy programme.
A programme of attractive activities is available exclusively to members and all will receive a society tie/handbag clip and pin badge. A dedicated red or white rose will be planted in The King’s Tudor Society Rose Garden, located in the central quadrangle.
There are many different types of bequests that you can make and as King’s is a registered charity (no.525934) leaving a legacy bequest to the school may have tax benefits for your estate.
Other ways of giving
For any other enquires regarding ways to donate, please call Liz Gwyther, Head of Development on 01244 689492 or e-mail email@example.com.