The King’s School has not always been situated at Wrexham Road, it moved to its current site in 1960. From the early 1900s it was housed in various other buildings in the city centre, including the Blomfield buildings in St Werburgh Street (now Barclays Bank) and the former Bluecoat School on Upper Northgate Street.
At a recent Barclays Board meeting one of the Board members (who also has connections to King’s) invited Headmaster George Hartley and a couple of former pupils to look around and reminisce.
Old boys Charles Pritchard (OKS 1957) and Martin Meredith (OKS 1961) acted as tour guides and gave Mr Hartley a detailed insight into the daily life of the school during their day, including where their assemblies and other activities had been held.
Charles commented that it was “a bit sad what they have done to it, but at least it has given 60 more years of useful life, meeting today’s requirements…. it was the lack of the main staircase which shocked me – it was so much a part of life every day”.
He took the opportunity to note down the main changes, which are outlined below: