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AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 1 A SPECIALVISIT FROM MUMFORD & SONS Welcoming Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett to our new music school SUNDAYTIMES AWARD London Independent Secondary School of theYear KING’S IN CHINA The opening of our new schools in Wuxi and Hangzhou KING’Snews AUTUMN 2018

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2 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 3 EXAM RESULTS STELLAR SIXTH FORM RESULTS As captain of the 1st XV this year, Sean Nakai has been an impressive and skilled sportsman and leader, but he also achieved a mighty collection of four A*s, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with both physically and academically. School captain, Daniel Montesino Jones and his vice-captains, Ben Millard and Simi Otunla, led their peers in many ways this year and their results this summer are no exception. All three achieved top grades, with 44 points in the IB for Daniel, four A*s for Simi and three A*s and one A for Ben.This exceptional trio have made an outstanding contribution to the school and, together, have made a very well-rounded team. Daniel’s excellence on the first XV rugby team, combined with Ben’s performance in Drama, and Simi’s skill in netball have made them exemplary students and we wish all three well at their university destinations of Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial.

We wish all the out-going upper sixth the very best for their lives after King’s. Congratulations to our upper sixth students on their excellent exam results. Half of all grades were awarded an A* at A level or 7 at IB higher level – both the top grades possible for each exam route. At A level, 26 pupils obtained three or more A* grades, with ten of these achieving four A*.Almost 85% of all grades were at A*/A or HL 7/6. At IB, the average points scored was 41.1 (out of a maximum of 45), with six candidates scoring a full 45 points. 99.6% of all HL scores were at 7/6/5 which is a new school record.

LEADING BY EXAMPLE This year, upper sixth twins Joanna and Rachel Bell achieved particularly impressive results, each getting four A*s at A level. Rachel will take up a place to study Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge while Joanna is going to Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. Meanwhile, Kevin and Sebastian Amedick scored 42 and 44 points in the IB and take up places at Oxford, reading Geography, and Cambridge, reading Natural Sciences, respectively. TWIN SUCCESS 85% OF A LEVELS AND IB HIGHER LEVELS WERE GRADED A*/A/7/6 ACHIEVING ON AND OFF THE RUGBY PITCH 15 LEAVERS ARE HEADING TO AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 12 LEAVERS HAVE ACCEPTED OFFERS TO STUDY MEDICINE 50% OF A LEVELS/HIGHER LEVELS WERE GRADED A*/7

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4 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 5 EXAM RESULTS 96% 43 58% 81% OF ALL GCSES WERE GRADED A*/A OR 9/8/7 PUPILS SCORED THE TOP GRADE (A* OR 9) IN ALL THEIR SUBJECTS OF ALL RESULTS IN NUMBER-GRADED SUBJECTS WERE LEVEL 9 OF ALL GCSES WERE GRADED A* OR 9/8 BRILLIANT GCSEs for our upper fifth Our upper fifth (year 11) pupils have achieved some of our best ever GCSE results this year. Of the 147 pupils in the year group, nearly a third scored the top grade (A* or 9) in all their exams.A remarkable 81% of all GCSEs were graded at A* or 9/8 and 96% were A*/A or equivalent (9/8/7).

A GREAT Oliver Khurshid is one of 43 pupils in his year group who managed to achieve the top grade in every subject. With an incredibly impressive ten A*/9s in his GCSEs, Oliver deserves particular commendation for juggling his academic work alongside his commitments in the NationalYouth MusicTheatre. PERFORMANCE

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6 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 7 farewell & welcome SCHOOL NEWS King’s scored the best sixth form results of any boys’ or co-educational school in the capital last summer (2017) with a mixture of A level and International Baccalaureate examinations. Almost 98% of outcomes achieved A*, A or B grades or equivalent.These results helped KCS earn the title of The Sunday Times London Independent Secondary School of theYear. Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “KCS is the embodiment of everything you could want in a school. Under the thoughtful, assured leadership of Andrew Halls, the school continues to go from strength to strength. A-levels were reintroduced very recently to the school and with only the third cohort of A level leavers this year, KCS demonstrated its ability once again to excel in whatever sphere to which it turns its attention.” The top performing schools in London are revealed in The Sunday Times Parent Power, which was published in print and online in The Sunday Times 26th November 2017. The definitive guide at parentpower covers the top 2,000 state and independent schools, fully searchable by postcode, town, local authority and name of school.

Farewell to Mr William Brierly, who was previously senior deputy head for five years. He has left King’s to take up the headship of Claremont Fan Court Senior School. We welcome Miss Melissa Clarke, who relinquishes her roles as head of A level and head of Geography to become deputy head. NEW MUSIC SCHOOL Arranged over three floors, the new music school comprises practice rooms, classroom spaces, an orchestra rehearsal room and a stunning concert hall, in addition to the new porters’ lodge and staff administration spaces. Both the concert hall and rehearsal room have American white oak ceilings which create a wonderful acoustic and reflect the exposed triangulated structure of the roof.The design and materials, in particular the handmade bricks and clay roof tiles, draw inspiration from the Great Hall. Finished in April, it will be officially opened in September 2018 by HRH the Duchess of Gloucester.


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8 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 9 SCHOOL NEWS IN MEMORIAM HEATHER MCKISSACK DAVID GROSSEL BRYAN STOKES During his eleven years at the school, David contributed to many important developments, including the adoption of the IB programme, the creation of departmental zones around the school campus, the modernisation of admissions, and the development of school sport. He remained a brilliant history teacher, deputy head and published author, inspiring huge amounts of respect and affection from his pupils.

Bryan was a member of the school community for 64 years. During that time he had a profound impact not only on his pupils and colleagues, but also on the nationwide teaching of his subject. Beginning his time at the school in 1952 as a teacher of Chemistry,he was later promoted to Head of Science. He also worked with the Nuffield Foundation, organising the continued development of the new Advanced Level Chemistry course throughout the 1970s. Despite his celebrity in the Chemistry community, Bryan remained humble and approachable. He was Head of Glenesk house from 1961-1974 and later served as Honorary Secretary of the Old King’s Club. He later returned to King’s as School Archivist, a role he left in 2016. A very well-respected member of the King’s community,Bryan will be fondly remembered.

In 1976, Heather was appointed as the first female science teacher at King’s. She retired from teaching Chemistry over four decades later in 2017. Despite having formally left the school, Heather stayed in contact with many former colleagues and continued to train and guide junior teachers. Dedicated to bettering children’s education in the state and public systems, she founded the Wimbledon independent-state schools partnership with Carol Campbell, then headmistress of Coombe Girls’, in 2003. In 2016 her endeavours were recognised with an MBE for services to education.

Described by the Head Master as“the school’s equivalent of a national treasure”, Heather will be greatly missed by many in the school community. Her legacy will endure: not only will she live on in the memory of past pupils, colleagues and parents who were fortunate enough to know her; she will also benefit the education of children in the local area for generations of students to come. King’s is pleased to announce that Nanwai King’s in Wuxi and RDFZ King’s in Hangzhou, the two schools King’s has been supporting in China, will open their doors in September 2018; these openings represent the culmination of a two-year set-up phase. Both schools will have the King’s ethos at their heart and are the product of a collaboration between Dipont Education Group, the local governments, Nanjing Foreign Language School (Nanwai) and Ren Da Fu Zhung (RDFZ), two of the best schools in China, and King’s Wimbledon.

The newly-built campuses are set in beautiful scenery, boast state-of-the art facilities and consist of a pre-school, an international school, a Chinese school and a sixth form. Following very strong parental interest and over 7,000 applications, around 1,500 students have been admitted across both schools. Our reputation in China is very high, enabling us to benefit financially from consulting on the establishment and running of these two schools. Having two new sister schools in China will also present valuable opportunities for current pupils at King’s. Over the next few months, we will further explore options for student exchanges, tours and collaborative work which will be mutually beneficial for King’s and our overseas partner schools. A fundamental condition of any international school we help run is that King’s plays no part whatsoever in the financing of the school. Instead, we receive an income for licensing our brand and for our advisory services. This income is dedicated to providing bursaries for children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend King’s, Wimbledon. In this way, our involvement in these two new private Chinese schools helps transform the lives of deserving boys and girls here in London. Opening of two New Schools in China Nanwai King’s, Wuxi

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10 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 11 Nearly 100 pupils collaborated in designing and presenting the award-winning stage adaptation of the epic His Dark Materials novels by Philip Pullman. The two full-length plays were performed in rep on alternate nights, involving not only two separate companies of actors and crew, but also teams of puppet, projection and prop designers, as well as composers of original music for the show.We are immensely proud of the energy and creativity of all pupils involved. His Dark MATERIALS A senior school production THE ARTS RENEWAL PROGRAMME In July 1936, the King’s College School magazine heralded the arrival of a swimming bath: a modern, open-air bath built for the pupils to learn how to swim on the school grounds. Costing a grand total of £3,500 (over £170,000 today), the new bath and changing rooms were opened on what (fortunately for the guests) was a day of “favourable weather” which “enabled the visitors to come in such numbers”. It was funded largely by the school, with the King’s community contributing £963 6s 6d towards its construction.The school’sTuck Shop would cover the costs of the swimming instructor and running expenses. NEW SPORTS FACILITIES COMING SOON In autumn 2019 a new state-of-the-art pool will be opened at King’s. Just as the school has done throughout its history, we will be reaching out to the King’s community to seek support for this vital project. There will be opportunities for sponsorship and regular giving, as well as transformative gifts: we hope that the whole community - pupils, parents and staff alike - will want to get involved where they can. Thank you for all your support!

Building work for the new sports complex began in Easter 2018 and is due to be completed in autumn 2019. The new multi-function sports and swimming complex will include a 25m swimming pool and a strength and conditioning room.The complex will fit alongside the existing sports hall to provide extra capacity for the growing school community.

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12 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 13 THE ARTS Our first ever lower school production took place in May.The boys learned complex, fast-paced 10-15 minute scenes with a script designed for professional actors. Their comic timing was remarkable and they independently organised their own private rehearsals with castmates.The boys dealt maturely with scenes about faded love, existentialism and death, while the backstage team ran a smooth and professional operation. ALL IN THE TIMING The annual community production took place in March, after weeks of preparation. Pupils from schools in the Wimbledon independent-state school partnership came together to put on the production, providing props, music and brilliant acting performances.

SIR GAWAIN GREEN KNIGHT AND THE SCHOOL of ROCK A middle school production This year’s middle school production, School of Rock, was performed to great praise. Led by Joel Diamond (lower fifth) and James Murray (fourth form), the cast and musicians told the story of Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who takes up a temporary position teaching music at a prestigious school, Horace Green Prep, which leads him to enlist the help of some of his pupils to realise his own musical dreams.

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14 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 15 THE ARTS YOUNGEST EVER Performing at the WEST END REACHING FOR THE STARS Congratulations to Jonathon Cheng (fourth form), who has been awarded the prestigious ARSM diploma (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music) for piano performance. This makes him the school’s youngest ever diploma holder. ARSM DIPLOMA HOLDER Year 8 pupil Dean Chaumoo (pictured centre) was chosen to star in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster. The Kid Who Would Be King tells the story of 12-year- old Alex and his best friend, Bedders, played by Dean. Their adventures begin when Alex discovers the sword of King Arthur and finds he has a new mission in life. The film is based on an original script by writer/director Joe Cornish and has a star-studded cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson and Sir Patrick Stewart. Gus Graham (year 7) has been selected to play Lawrence, a member of Dewey Finn’s band, in Andrew LloydWebber’sWest End production of School of Rock - the Musical at the New LondonTheatre. Gus joined the Olivier award-winning cast, playing live keyboard at all of his performances.

Kids’ Lit FOYLEYOUNG POETS AWARD A team of lower school pupils won the South London heats of the international Kids’ Lit Quiz and came fifth in the UK national competition. Alex Silverwood- Cope, Lucas Tricarico, Luka Pivovarsky, and Sachin Bhogal (with Callum Hendry in reserve) beat 41 teams from other South London schools and qualified for the finals.In the heats,the teams were asked to answer 100 questions about children’s literature, divided into ten categories. King’s College Junior School took second place in the heats, while a second lower school team came 14th.

Leo Hessian (lower sixth) and Hal Henderson (upper sixth) were named as two of the 100 Foyle Young Poets of 2017 in a glitzy ceremony at the Southbank Centre. Judges selected the boys’ poems from over 11,000 international entries. Their commended poems were written during Mr Bransfield’s writing week at Ted Hughes’ formerYorkshire home. Leo and Hal were invited to Westminster to be congratulated on their success by the then Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.

Quiz ‘The Somme Cup’ by Freddie Hawkins (lower fifth) was chosen as the winner of the Royal British Legion ‘Thank You’ strand of the Never Such Innocence poetry competition for the 14-16 age category. There were over 6,700 entries for the competition which commemorates the centenary of the First World War through the creative arts. WWI Poetry WINNER

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16 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 17 This season Sanjay Patel (lower sixth) scored an incredible five centuries, breaking the record (since the cricket honours board was inaugurated in 1952) for centuries scored by a single player. His successes have also been recognised by Surrey as they have selected Sanjay for the county U18 team. In 2017, Sanjay was ranked 18th in the entire country for schoolboy run scorers in the 157th Annual Wisden Book. BOWLING OVER RECORDS NETBALL ROUNDUP Ciara Agnew and Emmy Harries captained the 1st VII with passion and direction throughout the two terms. This team was cohesive from the start and many lasting friendships were made.The greatest achievement was retaining the Lord Wandsworth trophy from the year before for both the 1st and 2nd team.Again the team made it to Surrey finals day after only a couple of weeks’ training as a squad which was a fine accomplishment given the strength of the opposition. Netball goes from strength to strength and it is down to the hard work of the staff and girls in training and on match days.

The 2017/18 1st XV season was an extraordinary one,with many close results and it seemed, on so many occasions, that the bounce of a ball went the opposition’s way. The score lines do not, however, tell the whole story.This was a season packed with performances containing courage, character and no end of skill.The London and South-East circuit is fiercely competitive, each week you must perform your best in order to achieve any form of result and the 1st XV should be proud of how they applied themselves. Whilst the Wimbledon College and St Paul’s fixtures were hugely exciting, it was the complete performance against a good Skinner’s School side that should be remembered as the boys’ best game. Thanks to all those involved for their efforts this season, especially those that have played their last game for the school.Their dedication to the rugby programme over a number of years is hugely appreciated. EUROHOCKEY BRONZE Lynn Vanderstichele (lower sixth) claimed bronze for England in the 2018 Girls’ EuroHockey Youth Championships. Wins over Belarus and Ireland took the England U18s into the semifinals where they lost to the eventual champions, the Netherlands. Lynn scored the deciding goal in the third-place playoff to give England a 2-1 lead over Germany, securing bronze.


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18 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 19 A GOLDEN YEAR FOR KING’S ROWING Congratulations to Oscar Olsen (upper sixth leaver - pictured bottom left below) who has won gold at theWorld Rowing Junior Championships as part of the GB junior men’s eight. The crew led almost from the start but were hotly pursued all the way by the USA, who took silver. Congratulations also to King’s director of rowing Patrick Duggan who coached the crew to gold, building on the bronze attained by last year’s crew.

Rufus King (lower sixth - pictured right, left of the cox) won gold in both the England junior men’s eight and coxed four at the Home Countries Regatta in Cork, Ireland. Both races were won convincingly by a margin of ten seconds. Patrick Duggan with Oscar Olsen Congratulations also to King’s coach Dan Safdari who coached the junior men’s eight at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, leading his crew to gold. Rufus King rows to gold This year three past pupils competed in the annual Oxford v Cambridge Boat races, with Charlie Fisher (OK 2013) rowing in the victorious Cambridge men’s blue boat, winning the legendary race for the second time.

ENGLAND ICE HOCKEY WOMEN’S FOOTBALL WIMBLEDON SEMI-FINALIST 16th January saw the first ever cohort of King’s sixth form pupils participate in a girls’ football training session. Congratulations to fourth form pupil Liam Steele, who was selected to play ice hockey in the England U14 team for the second year in a row. Liam’s home team is the Guildford Firestars U15 and he also plays for the regional South West Ice HockeyTeam. Joe Salisbury (OK 2010) and his tennis partner, Frederik Nielsen, made it all the way to the semi-finals in the Gentlemen’s Doubles tournament at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. On their way they overcame several seeded partnerships, including the sixth seeds. Introducing SPORT

20 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 21 TRIPS SRI LANKA Cricket tour to In July two of our senior cricket teams followed in the footsteps of the 2012 and 2015 tourists by travelling to Sri Lanka to play in the extreme heat and humidity of one of the most passionate cricket nations in the world. The 26 pupils enjoyed real success on tour, recording seven victories in their twelve matches including some exceptional team and individual performances. A number of the opposition teams included young cricketers who have already represented their country as well as playing against the school national champions and district sides. The squads were fortunate to train at the old Kandy Test stadium as well as playing back-to-backTwenty20 matches at Pannakelle InternationalTest Stadium. MFL EXCHANGES Tuebingen, Germany Lyon, France Away from the cricket the side took part in a fantastic charity afternoon at “The Foundation of Goodness” where the afternoon finished with Alex King, 1st XI wicket keeper and school captain for 2018/19, presenting a cheque for £8,000. The pupils also visited an elephant orphanage, a tea factory, the Galle Fort, watched some of a test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa, visited a turtle hatchery, toured the Temple of the Tooth and participated in many other exciting cultural activities in the beautiful country.This was a wonderful trip which the boys will remember their entire lives.

22 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 23 TRIPS CHINA SLOVENIA Miss Ramgoolam writes: We started in Shanghai and immediately after leaving the airport we were treated to stunning views of the Shanghai skyline as viewed from the iconic Oriental PearlTower. We were struck by how green the city was, with the Huangpu River weaving between the large skyscrapers. We learnt how to cook delicious Chinese food, including spring rolls, sweet and sour pork, egg fried rice and kongbao chicken. Whilst it was very tasty, it was no match for the incredible traditional dishes that we sampled throughout the trip, especially our last dinner of Peking duck. We took the maglev train to the airport at speeds of 430 km/h, roughly 13 times faster than the trains we take to school! Following a short internal flight, we arrived in Xi’an and headed straight to the Wild Goose Pagoda, an important Buddhist landmark and the home of the terracotta soldiers, before taking an overnight train to Beijing where we visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden city. The trip was rounded off with a visit to the snow- capped Great Wall of China.

47 pupils travelled along the Croatian coastline,starting from the Istrian Peninsula and heading south along the Dalmatian coast. Apart from a day trip to explore the grandeur of the Postojna Cave network in Slovenia, the trip afforded the boys opportunities in Croatia to go rafting along the Mreznica River, wonder at the beautiful Plitvice lakes, hike in the Paklenica National Park and relax on two boat trips to the islands of Krk, Cres and the Kornati National Park. and CROATIA ZAMBIA King’s has had another successful trip to Fiwila, Zambia. Thirty-one students headed to southern Africa for three weeks of teaching, painting, trekking, and to experience Zambia’s natural beauty. Two teams spent nine days in the central, remote village of Fiwila.They taught over 180 lessons, painted and decorated a large number of classrooms and played an unhealthy amount of football (even winning a few matches).The remaining time was spent in the south of Zambia where students trekked down the Bakota Gorge, went on safari and visitedVictoria Falls.

24 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 25 Prithvi Kohli (lower sixth) has won the 2018 BAFTA Award for Game Making (15-18 years category). The award aims to inspire young people to develop their own game ideas and is judged on criteria such as gameplay experience and creativity. Prithvi’s winning entry, Super Boson, is a puzzle/action game about particle physics and is designed to encourage an interest in STEM fields.The player progresses through the levels by controlling different subatomic particles. Success requires strategic thinking and planning. Super Boson is available for download on the BAFTA website. Last year, Prithvi was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Charlie Bartlett Award for Computer Science.

BAFTA A WIN Congratulations to the seven upper fifth students who, after successfully designing, building and racing an electric car, won the award for ‘best newcomer’ at the Greenpower F24 event.The team worked tirelessly for several months to have the car ready in time. Its debut race was at Dunsfold Park (theTop Gear track) in September;it passed scrutineering without any issues, did not break down once and performed very well. IET Formula 24 BEST NEWCOMER SPECIAL FEATURES Cadets from King’s visited the RoyalTank Regiment in November as part of the centenary of the Battle of the Cambrai. After a day filled with activities, King’s CCF was placed first in the Cadet PT Challenge. CADET PT CHALLENGE WINNERS Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett Q&A in the new Music School Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett (both OK 2005) are two of the founding members of Mumford & Sons. Since its formation in 2007, the band has won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for their second album, Babel, and two Brit Awards, including Best British Group (2013).

Pupils at King’s were incredibly fortunate to welcome Marcus Mumford and Ben Lovett for a question and answer session. Mr Phillips (head of sixth form) hosted a range of questions from a large audience. Marcus and Ben discussed the music industry, their memories of school and the joy they have in sharing their songs with new audiences.They were able to meet up with some of their old teachers who were delighted to speak with their former students. Q&A with OBIOMA UGOALA Obioma Ugoala, who stars as George Washington in the smash hit Broadway/ West End show Hamilton, answered a range of questions and gave inspiring anecdotes and advice for aspiring actors. He spoke about the importance of ‘reacting’ to acting, his experience with rejection and how he prepared himself for taking on the role of George Washington.

26 | KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL WIMBLEDON AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018 | 27 SPECIAL FEATURES Author and managing director Tom Utting and illustrator Samira Cusman, both upper sixth, have worked tirelessly to create a children’s book, The Little Bear Who Saved The World, for theirYoung Enterprise CCA. The book is aimed at 5-8 year old children to encourage social responsibility towards climate change.The tale follows Charlie the polar bear who is separated from his family and neighbours when the ice shelf he inhabits splits in two. He travels around the world in his Hot Bear Balloon, educating humans about how they can reduce climate change.

The team sold over 100 copies of the book at The Friends of King’s Christmas Fair, taking over £1,470 in revenue. Due to demand, they have since ordered more copies which they continue to sell to delighted buyers. Congratulations to Harry Karmel (upper fifth), who has been awarded a pilot scholarship with the Royal Air Force for the air cadet pilot scheme (ACPS) course. The course will provide 12 hours of flight instruction with the aim that by the time he has completed it, he will be able to fly a solo circuit. Each hour Harry spends in the air will count towards a private pilot licence. This is a dream come true for Harry, who has been fascinated by flight all his life. Flying high PRIVACY NOTICE We have updated our privacy notice to support the changes in data protection law and to provide clear information on how we collect,use,handle and protect your personal details. More details can be found on our website at: THE KING’S COMMUNITY As a parent or an OK, whether you’ve been a part of the school for a few months or several decades, you are part of the King’s family. King’s is extremely fortunate to have a committed community who help us to provide an exceptional education to our pupils.

Whether you have volunteered your time by attending a King’s event, or supported us philanthropically, thank you for your support. Anyone who knows him will be familiar with his love for airplanes and his passion for flying remote control airplanes (he has recently built his own, which he flies when he can). He is particularly grateful to Mr Adam Belton, a parent, for identifying the scholarships which are available to RAF cadets, and for contacting the right people in order to make this happen. Young Enterprise SUCCESS Congratulations to James Cartledge (lower sixth) for representing the UK at the International Geography Olympiad competition in Quebec.

James was chosen as part of the UKTeam (pictured, with James second from the right) on the basis of his answers to questions on energy production and consumption. The competition was intense - involving a poster presentation, a fieldwork test, multiple choice questions and a written response test - but also proved to be an invaluable experience as James was able to meet other teenagers from around the world. GEOGRAPHY OLYMPIAD FINALIST

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