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Chester Association of

Old King's Scholars


Keeping You In Touch

Welcome to CAOKS Website

Chester Association of Old King’s Scholars
CAOKS Events

CAOKS hosts many social and sporting events throughout the year.


Keep up to date with the latest news from CAOKS and fellow Alumni.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us – details in Contact Us section.


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About Us

A bit about us and why you may enjoy joining us.

The Chester Association of Old King’s Scholars is the social and professional Association for former King’s Chester students founded in 1865. CAOKS is run by former pupils for the benefit of former pupils. CAOKS is wholly autonomous and all King’s alumni are welcome to become part of “The Association”.

As the principal function of CAOKS is to promote inclusivity, friendship and interaction among the alumni various social events are promoted as well as providing members with an exclusive and very active “CAOKS Group” on the professional networking site LinkedIn. All alumni, whether members or not, are welcome to join in with these CAOKS organised activities.

An Events Card and Year Book is published annually and regular Newsletters keep members in this country and abroad informed.

Although functioning independently of the School one of our aims is to support the foundation of 1541 that created the King’s School. Thus each year the Association gives significant assistance to the School Community.

Assistance we give to the School Community
  • funding the Baty Overseas Voluntary Service Award
  • awarding the Old King’s Scholars’ Exhibition which is given to the most outstanding student going up to university
  • recognition of individual achievements on the sports field with awards at School Prize Giving
Annual Dinner

The Association’s Annual Dinner is held in the magnificent Council Chamber and Assembly Room at the Town Hall in Chester – usually in the Easter vacation. See the Annual Dinner page for details.

Social & Sports Events

A wide variety of other social events take place throughout the year including a President’s Supper and London Supper, a Recent Leavers Evening, Bowls, Golf and Snooker tournaments. Sports events include rowing, cricket and hockey versus the School. See Events for more details.


The Association produces a formal newsletter twice a year with news and articles of/ from alumni. We greatly appreciate articles and new to be sent in to our editor. See contact us for details.


The Association’s charity arm supports the Old King’s Scholar Exhibition award, (a three year award given to the most outstanding student going to University) and the Baty Overseas Voluntary Service Award (given for approved voluntary work in the Third World). See Charity for more details.


There are a number of types of membership available (subscription and non-subscription. See Membership for details.


All members details are held on a secure database and not accessible currently to other members. As a member please advise our Hon.Secretary of any changes so we can keep in touch. See Contact Us for details

Are you interested in joining CAOKS?