Development Office

King's is committed to providing the highest quality teaching and pastoral care and the Development Office exists to help the school maintain its standards of excellence. Located in the heart of the school, the office provides administrative support for the Old Aluredians Club and Friends of King's. Working closely with the Old Aluredians, Friends of King's, Parents' Association, school staff and pupils, the Development Office promotes the involvement of the King's community in the success of the school.

We are very grateful indeed to many of you who have made generous donations in the past, large and small, either to the general appeals or for specific areas of interest. We are also very thankful to those of you who have bequested the school something in your Will.

Please do look at the OA website, It exists to provide a focus for all Old Aluredians, who can then maintain their links with the School and with each other wherever they may be, nationally or internationally.

For further information, a confidential discussion, or a visit, please contact:

Mrs Leisa Lavender, MBE
Development Office
King's College
South Road,
Taunton TA1 3LA

Tel: 01823 328238


Mrs Leisa Lavender MBE
Director of Development

Leisa left the army in 2002 as a Major after 19 years of service in a wide variety of posts encompassing training, marketing, administrative and personnel management. She subsequently worked in the charitable sector, within the strategic health arena, as well as part-time as a Business Development Manager for an expedition travel company. Leisa joined King’s College Taunton in June 2009 as the Development Officer, and has since expanded the role to King's Hall. The Development Office is responsible for the alumni, parents' and friends' associations at both schools, as well as fundraising, such as annual giving, legacies, and the Sports Hub campaign at King's College.

Mrs Brenda Worth
Development Assistant
Tel: 01823 328184

Mrs Sue Higgins
OA Club Administrator
Tel: 01823 328242

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