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25 May

OV Update – May 2018

OVs receive D of E Gold awards

Eight OVs were among 1,750 young people to collect their Gold Award certificates in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Thursday 17th May. They and their families had a very memorable day which was made all the more enjoyable by the warm, sunny weather. Their certificates were presented by Cherish Finden in the presence of HRH The Countess of Wessex. HRH The Earl of Wessex and The Duke of York were also in attendance. Cherish is the Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham Hotel, London but is probably best known as a very hard to please judge on Bake Off Crème de la Crème and Bake Off: The Professionals. She told the group: “You are never given anything in life, you have to work for it.”

The OVs included Molly Francis (S 10-17), Hattie James (Os 10-17), Kate Jarvie (Ch 15-17), Bobby Shackley (Br 10-17), James Smalley (Br 10-17), Megan Stigant (W 10-17), Alice Fish (Cl 14-16) and Matt Underwood (Cl 09-16).

Congratulations to all!

Open the door to King’s brochures have arrived!

The brochures in support of our Open the door to King’s Bursary Campaign should now be with you.  We hope you enjoy reading our literature. Please do take a few minutes to read the testimonials from some of our former bursary pupils and hear about how attending King’s with bursary support can really change the course of a child’s life.

We hope that you will feel this is a valuable programme to support.  King’s School is steeped in history and bursaries keep the vibrant community of King’s alive and looking to the future.  Thank you for taking the time to look through our brochures.  More information can be found on our website: and if you have not yet received a brochure, please let us know by emailing us at


A glorious Royal Wedding

Following on from our report that OV Olivia Parson (Cr 07-11) had received a special invitation to attend the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, we are delighted that Olivia has sent us a photo from the special day! Olivia, who took along her Mum as her guest, was chosen as a result of her work co-founding charity Educate Enkerende which raises funds to build a new school for the children of the Masai Mara, Kenya.




1541 Society Dinner 2018

The 1541 Society Dinner was held on Thursday night in the Michael Baker Boathouse, which always proves to be a stunning venue on a Spring evening to welcome members of the Society back to King’s.  The 1541 Society recognises those individuals who have supported the King’s School Worcester Development Trust in a major way, whether through an extraordinary gift, legacy pledge or by donating their time to forward the work of the Trust.

The dinner coincided with our Upper Sixth Leavers’ BBQ and it was especially touching to see members of our current King’s sixth form enjoying the beautiful school gardens at the same time as our dinner guests.  Andrew Reekes, Chairman of the Development Trust, thanked the members for their loyal support of the school as well as the trustees and the Development & Alumni Relations team for their hard work throughout the year.  The Headmaster, Matthew Armstrong shared with the guests the highlights from the school year, showing that King’s is in good shape and with a bright future.

We are always very happy to spend time with friends of the school and OVs at this special evening each year.

CCF Awards

For many OVs, CCF was a really important part of their time at King’s and several OVs feature strongly in the CCF awards. The CCF leavers’ awards have now been announced for 2018 and this year’s recipients are:

Cdt Sophie Lloyd: Best Recruit

C/Sgt Jack Kenneally-Perrin: Bede Fenton (Hon OV) Cup (Best Army Cadet)

Cpl Sophie Carter: Peter Lau (OV) Award for Cadet Endeavour

FS Simon Lucas: Bertie Wootten (OV) Cup (Best RAF Cadet)

C/Sgt Tom Ratcliffe: Featherstone Cup (Best Shot)