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My thanks to all those who have submitted information and articles for the 72nd edition of our newsletter. Comments and suggestions about our newsletter are most welcome. Members are encouraged to send me a few lines about their achievements to be included in the next edition. We...

Like so many before, I'm genuinely honoured to be serving as this year's CAOKS President. My thanks go to David Wilkes for all his efforts and achievements as our immediate past President. First things first, a bit about myself. I left the school in 1983 and went to York to...

The King's School, has announced the appointment of Mr George Hartley to the role of Headmaster from September 2017. Mr Hartley will be the 42nd Headmaster at King’s in its 475 year history. Mr Hartley will take the helm from Mr Chris Ramsey who is moving to Whitgift School, South...

CAOKS SNOOKER v GRAMMAR SCHOOL OB Friday 11 November 2016 at 7.00 pm Dinner followed by the Competition for the Cup. City Club, St Peter’s Churchyard, Chester. Contact Nick Phillipson 01244 300550 (H) nickp.philprop@hotmail.com LONDON SUPPER Thursday 3rd November 2016 A great opportunity for those in London & the South East to attend the annual...

RIBA names CAOKS President, Alan Vallance as new Chief Executive. Alan Vallance has been appointed chief executive of the RIBA following stratospheric rise through the institute. He arrived at Portland Place a year ago as interim finance and operations director and became interim chief executive in February when Harry Rich, a controversial...

ACCOUNTS – Income & Expenditure / Balance Sheet The attached accounts give full details of our financial position in year ended 31st December 2015. In summary we have turned a small overall loss in 2014 into a reasonable surplus of £1770 in 2015.  This is mostly...

Adrian Ackroyd writes of Nick: I am very saddened to report that my good friend, of the same school cohort, and a long-time supporter of CAOKS and the School has died recently from multiple brain tumours. He leaves his wife, Helen and his children, Celia and...

Harry (or Arnold as he was better known) was born on August 5th 1916 at the Egerton Nursing Home in Hoole, Chester, the only child of Harry & Elizabeth (Lily) Dodd. At the time, the First World War was in mid-term and Arnold’s father, Harry,...

 Headmaster of Stockport Grammar School (1996-2005) and former King's Chester staff member, passed away on the morning of 1st April 2016 following a long illness. Ian was a lively member of the King's staff and a very useful goalkeeper in staff teams! A Linguist, Mr...