The Chester Association of Old King’s Scholars (CAOKS) is a social and professional association for former King’s Chester students. Founded in 1865, it is the oldest alumni association in the country. CAOKS is run by former pupils for the benefit of former pupils. CAOKS is wholly autonomous and all King’s alumni are welcome to become part of “The Association”.
The purpose of CAOKS is to promote inclusivity, friendship and interaction among alumni. There are many social events as well as providing members with an exclusive and very active “CAOKS Group” on LinkedIn. All alumni, whether members or not, are welcome to join in with these CAOKS organised activities.
Personal and contact data and policies about its use are not shared between CAOKS and The King’s School as they are operated as separate entities. The School may send you selected communications from CAOKS (which you may opt-out of at any juncture) but will never share your data without consent.
An Events Card and Year Book are published annually and regular newsletters keep members updated. A prestigious annual dinner is held at the King’s School, Chester during Michaelmas term and an informal London supper takes place each year in the autumn.
Although CAOKS is independent from the School, the Association gives assistance to the School Community including:
We greatly appreciate all articles and news items sent in for publication whether hand written, typed or by email. All material will be returned, if requested. If emailing, please send your contributions in text as MS Word (doc) files and pictures are best sent in JPEG (jpg) format.
To share your news with CAOKS, please email Anthony Russell, Newsletter Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a member of CAOKS and have moved home, please send your change of address to: Hon. Secretary CAOKS, 2 Heath Road, Chester, CH2 1HU or email email@example.com
For more details of membership types and costs please click here.