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Friends of King's
Friends of King’s was founded on Whit Monday 1933 by Canon Kenneth Kirk, Provost, and has supported King’s College in many ways over the years. Now over 75 years old, Friends of King’s is as lively and involved as ever!
Since 1933 Friends of King’s have loyally supported the school in many ways, from cheering on the school sports teams in all weathers, attending concerts and theatre productions, to providing feedback and encouragement. In the past Friends have contributed generously towards the purchase of many of the existing facilities in the school.
Many parents and grandparents have expressed a wish to keep in touch with King’s College once their children have left the school and, since 2007, all parents automatically become members of Friends of King’s once their youngest child has left the school. Other relatives and supporters of the school are most welcome to join.
Friends of King’s exists to further the cause of the school in the broadest sense, to widen knowledge of the school and to maintain and strengthen ties both internally and externally. Membership offers Friends the opportunity to:
• Maintain links with King’s College and its staff
• Meet old friends and make new ones
• Reserve seats at specific concerts and theatre productions
• Enjoy refreshments at selected events
• Attend major sports matches
• Receive the termly Friends of King's newsletter [click here for the latest edition]
• Be kept informed about forthcoming events at the school
• Attend an annual Friends of King’s reception
There is no charge for membership and many activities are free to members, although some are self-financing. Friends of King’s ties and ladies’ headscarves are available from the Friends of King’s Office.
King’s College is most grateful to the many dedicated parents and staff (both former and present) and the many others who continue to support and enhance the school in so many ways, and who have been involved in the development of this successful, happy school.
Please click here to download a PDF copy of the Friends of King's leaflet.
A copy of the Headmaster's start of term letter can be found here.
New Chairman Tim Hart writes:
Hello to all Friends of King's past, present and future. I am really honoured to be asked to Chair our Association and look forward to the next 2 years with excitement and anticipation. Ben will be a difficult act to follow but it is reassuring to know he is there if I need him. He has given so much to King's over 50 years as schoolmaster and head of Modern Languages, Sports Coach and CCF Adjutant, Secretary of the OAs and Chair of Friends. I am sure you will join me in thanking him for all his efforts on behalf of King's College, past and present.
It is my intention, (without forgetting all our existing Friends), to follow the Olympic intent of really encouraging the next generation of Friends who will, mainly, come from the ranks of current Parents of pupils at King's and King's Hall. I hope we can enjoy joint ventures, such as the Senior Games Teams Lunches and really build on the framework so ably laid down by my predecessors.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can at our Rugby/Hockey Lunch and at the Carol Service Tea next term.
For now I hope you enjoyed the wonderful Olympic summer.
- I love my time at King's and find it a fantastic school to be part of. Meiling
- Personally I think King's has some of the nicest people. Annie
- King's is an amazing place to be and what makes it special is it feels just like home. Louise
- I can tell I'm going to like it here! Amelia
- The sport at King's is very good and at a high standard. Meiling
- When I was at my prep school I always thought of King's as a school where there were more opportunities and I was completely right. Jamie
- I can already see that this is probably going to be the best few years of my life so far. I have enjoyed every moment of every lesson. Toby
- There's just so much food, it’s like a feast … every meal time! Annabelle
- King’s is a great school and I am so glad that I came here. I can tell that it was the best decision for me. Louise
- Ever since I got here, everyone has been so friendly and welcoming; it has been so easy to settle in. Toby
- First impressions are exciting and impressive. Alicia
- The hockey is very sociable and a good way to get to know your friends. Annie
- I like this school more and more every day. The teachers are good and make lessons fun. Henry
- One of my first impressions of King's was the atmosphere. Everyone seemed happy and was enjoying themselves. George
- What really impressed me was the size of the campus and vast expanding playing fields. Alicia
- The teachers are very enthusiastic and will inspire you. Nancy
- The staff are kind, the subjects are interesting, the facilities are good and I can safely say when I am grown up, I will think back happily of my memories at King's. David
- My house is very warm and lovely, everyone in there is like a family. I like getting to know the older pupils and having that bond with them as well as my own year. Meiling
- As soon as I walked into the main hall on my tour I knew King's Taunton was the school for me. Joe
- The atmosphere is just wonderful for learning. Hendrik
- I love it. And I've made loads of new friends. I can't believe the first four weeks have already gone. Leo
- It's amazing. The teachers are brilliant, they are so friendly and enthusiastic. I just want to learn here. Leo