Matthew Armstrong, Headmaster, The King's School

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Matthew Armstrong, Headmaster, The King's School

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our inspirational Headmaster, Matthew Armstrong. Matthew passed away suddenly in the early hours of Sunday 11th August after suffering a pulmonary embolism.

Hugh Carslake, Chair of Governors said “We will pay tribute to Matthew’s exceptional contribution to the vibrancy and success of the Foundation and its community in due course. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Kate, his parents and family.

Matthew’s leadership has left the school in a strong position and the Governors are confident that Mr Jon Ricketts, the current Senior Deputy and Acting Headmaster, will in the interim continue to take the school forward, building on Matthew’s legacy."

Jon Ricketts, Acting Headmaster added, “The whole school community has been deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Matthew was a passionate and visionary Headmaster and was well respected by pupils, parents and his colleagues.

We are all working to support each other, the wider King’s community and Matthew’s family through this sad time.

A Book of Condolences is now available outside the Library in School House at the Senior School. School House will be open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm until Monday 2nd September. We would welcome any thoughts or messages to be shared there.”

Further announcements will be made as details of arrangements are put in place.  Please be assured that we will do all we can to support the school community during this difficult time. Pupils who wish to speak to someone about this sad news are directed to Mrs Toland via the school office.