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.



  • The 2021 edition of the School's end-of-year review publication The Petriburgian is available now.  The School was unable to produce a full printed copy this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so we are publishing it for free online, in PDF format, which you can download here.
  • The 2020 edition is available to purchase, as we still have some copies left, at a price of £7.50 plus £2.50p&p. Please write to Mrs Ali Abell (OPA Administrator), The King's (The Cathedral) School, Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UE, or email her at Cheques should be made payable to The King's School.
  • OPA Constitution
  • OPA Child Protection Policy
  • OPA Privacy Policy
  • Membership and Keeping in Contact
  • History of The King's School by Denham Larrett
  • Leaving a gift to the School in your will - please see the Support Us pages for details on how to do this


  • Basil Dean, 1924-2020 - Obituary
  • Nigel George
    Nigel was Head of the Music Department between 1954 and 1970, before leaving to teach at St Felix’ School at Southwold in Suffolk. He died in January 2021 from complications associated with Covid-19 at a care home in Norfolk, aged 90. His family has set up a memorial website, should any older Old Petriburgians who remember him wish to send their condolences:
  • Maureen Lloyd
    Maureen joined the School from Westwood House School in time for the start of the co-educational comprehensive KSP in September 1976. She set up the new Home Economics department, which included Food and Nutrition, Needlework and Child Care courses. She and her department were so successful that in 1989 she was recruited to the Cambridgeshire Advisory Service, overseeing her areas of Technology throughout the County. Today’s more modern layout of the Food rooms was designed and set up by Maureen. She died following a short stay in Peterborough Hospital in January 2021, aged 88.
  • Heather Diggle
    Heather taught English, including Literature, to A-Level, and was responsible for introducing Drama to the School as an academic subject at GCSE and Theatre Studies at A-Level. Serving between 1990 and 2001, she was a vivacious personality, who demanded high standards in both academic work, and in the many high-quality drama productions, which she directed. She died in late 2020 at the Royal Papworth Hospital, at the age of 79.

Dates for your Diary and Forthcoming Events

  • Annual Reunion at the Brewery Tap, 27 December 2021 - CANCELLEDVery sadly, neither the School nor the OPA are able to organise or host our planned Annual Reunion at The Brewery Tap again this year. We were very much hoping to do so, especially after last year, but given the current situation in Peterborough, the latest professional Public Health advice is such that we are not in a position to meet the requirements in terms of risk assessment. As a result, neither the School nor the OPA can be involved, and staff and Committee Members will not be able to be at The Brewery Tap that evening. If any individual Old Petriburgians choose to meet there under current Government Guidelines of personal choice and responsibility, that is a matter for them to decide.
  • OPA Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 22 February 2022
  • We hope that all our other social events will recommence in 2022



President: Darren Ayling
Chairman: Trevor Elliott
Secretary: Heather Biccarino
Treasurer: Trevor Elliott
Media Officer: Chris Dunn

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Michael Barcroft
Gary Longman


Louise Laprun
Sarah Mahoney
Mark Ruffles
Langford Smith
Ian Snowdon

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
Watercolour Prints - £8

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