The King's (The Cathedral) School



Henry VIIIThe purpose of the Association is to provide opportunities for former pupils of the school to meet and keep in touch with one another, as well as with the teaching staff and Governors and to further the interests of the school by giving it every assistance.




  • Cheryl Broad
    Cheryl Broad, a former teacher at King’s, has sadly passed away after a battle with cancer. Cheryl arrived at The King’s School in 1993 as a part-time teacher of History. As her children James, Matthew and Ellen (all educated here at King’s) got older, Cheryl became full-time.

    Cheryl then became Head of History, presiding over a team that achieved unprecedented success, establishing History as one of the best performing departments in our School. Her professionalism and effectiveness as a classroom practitioner were acknowledged with her award of Advanced Skills Teacher status, with which she used her experience to help colleagues develop their own practice. For many years, Cheryl was Head of St Peter’s House and throughout this time she also served as a form tutor. It may be fitting that St Peter’s won House Music this year, perhaps in honour of such a wonderful lady.

    As our School expanded, Cheryl was appointed to the position of Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Key Stage 4 as well as various other responsibilities, a position that she fulfilled with great aplomb. All of us that have been privileged to work with her were awestruck by her ability to tell the wood from the trees, to deal with students fairly but compassionately and to significantly contribute to the strategic planning of our future.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

Dates for your Diary and Forthcoming Events

  • Annual Reunion at the Brewery Tap - Wednesday 27 December 2023
  • Committee Meeting - Tuesday 02 May 2023 at 6pm
  • Committee Meeting - Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 6pm
  • AGM 2024 & Committee Meeting - Tuesday 20 February 2024 from 6pm



President: John Harrison
Chairman: Chris Dunn
Vice Chairman: Trevor Elliott
Secretary: Heather Biccarino
Treasurer: Trevor Elliott
Media Officer: Chris Dunn

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Michael Barcroft
Gary Longman


Alison Amps (Staff)
Sarah Davies (née Mahoney)
Louise Laprun
Mark Ruffles
Langford Smith
Ian Snowdon
Lucy Willis (Staff)

Nicky Key (OPA Administrator) -

OPA Official Merchandise

OPA Tie - £10
History of the School by Denham Larrett - £15.50 + £4.50p&p
Prints of The King's School - £5
Pin Badges - £5
Watercolour Prints - £8

For more information about membership and merchandise, please contact the OPA Administrator.