Families from throughout the region, across the UK, and around the world attended our Prep, Senior, and Sixth Form End of Year Service at Ely Cathedral.

The event was also livestreamed so that family members and friends who could not make it in person did not miss out.

The service featured a reading by Mrs Joanna Whymark, prayers by Mr Oliver Pengelly, and an address by Mr John Attwater. Mr Paul Lott and Mr Jonathan Shaw announced that an incredible £25,000 had been raised by our Senior and Sixth Form community this year for the charity, Hope4Malawi – more on this to follow soon.

King’s Ely Orchestra, Chapel Choir, and King’s Voices sang Handel’s ‘Hallelujah’, and Glen Dempsey played ‘Toccata in F’ on the organ. Hymns included ‘Michael’ by Herbert Howells, and ‘Coe Fen’ by Kenneth Naylor.

There was barely a dry eye in the house as Heads of School, Ivana Peat and Thomas Jackson, spoke about their genuine love of the school, and how much they will miss their friends, their teachers, their support staff, the buildings, the environment, and that powerful community spirit, for which King’s is renowned.

After the service, leaving students and their families were invited to a drinks reception in our Old Palace Garden.

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