A 50 Year link to King’s!

King’s has seen several generations of families pass through the school, but it’s not often that we uncover a link that spans 50 years –  in this case from 1968 to 2018.

The granddaughter of Graham Hutton, the school’s first Head of Sixth Form, is set to join Willow Lodge (infants), five decades after he started teaching at King’s. Six-year-old Imogen will join her excited classmates this month and will arrive for her first day with another familiar face at King’s, her mother Sarah who is a badminton coach at the school.

Sarah has followed in the footsteps of her own mother, Anne Hutton, who also coached badminton at King’s from 1989, handing over to Sarah in 2015

Graham Hutton, who many of our alumni will have fond memories of, joined King’s as a Geography and Economics master in 1968. He became the school’s first Head of Sixth Form with responsibility for careers advice in 1985. He retired from full time employment in 2008 but remained as part-time Careers Advisor until 2009.

Graham told us “It is a very proud time for us all to see Imogen start at King’s. I have been lucky enough to have experienced many generational moments with dads and sons and more occasionally daughters and grandsons attending King’s so to be able to enjoy our own rather more unique event is very special indeed.”

Together, Anne and Graham voluntarily helped with the badminton coaching from retirement until 2017, they also ran a Saturday morning badminton club through the 1990’s.


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It’s lovely to see so many generations of Hutton’s involved with life at King’s, if you have a similar story that you’d like to share with us, please get in touch with us on 01244 689494 or alumni@kingschester.co.uk