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Ian Wilmshurst discusses the 1519 Legacy Society

The Easter Term is always very busy, as exam year groups start to focus in earnest on their GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs while we all carry on with the wide range of sports, music, drama and extracurricular activities that are integral to a King’s education. I was delighted that we had pupils receiving offers from Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford universities, along with another pupil gaining an engineering apprenticeship degree with Airbus.

We hosted a successful and informative legacy lunch in the John Davie Room, and the 1519 Legacy Society will be very important as King’s faces, along with other independent schools, the possible financial headwinds with a change of government. Work on The Sir Peter Squire Pavilion has been progressing well and we look forward to officially opening the building on June 17th.  

The school experienced a moving Church service, in St Mary’s, when the Chaplain interviewed Stas, a Ukrainian refugee who has been at King’s all year, on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukriane. Stas was eloquent and confident as he explained the effect of the last 12 months on his life. The resounding round of applause Stas received from staff and pupils hopefully made it clear to him that he is very welcome to remain a King’s pupil for as long as necessary.

I wish everyone in the Old Brutonian community a peaceful and enjoyable Easter.

Floreat Brutonia


Ian Wilmshurst - King's Bruton Headmaster

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