OLIVER Hutchinson and Paige Grey have been formally installed as King’s Ely’s new Heads of School.

Hundreds of people gathered inside Ely Cathedral on Monday, September 4th for the school’s Beginning of Year Service, which sees the incoming Heads of School being robed in prefects’ gowns. The new Heads of School then robe the Deputy Heads of School, after which all then assist in robing the other Prefects.

Paige, 17, joined King’s Ely Acremont but then left to study in South Africa for four years. She then returned to King’s in Year 7 and has been at the school ever since. Speaking about her headship, she said: “I feel honoured to be given the opportunity of taking on a role of such great leadership and responsibility within the school and I look forward to all that it entails this coming year.”

Oliver has been at King’s since joining King’s Ely Junior in Year 5. He said: “I am delighted to be appointed Head of School this year and look forward to giving back to the school that has served me so well through my education.”

This year’s Deputy Heads of School are Eugenia Tsang, Olivia Rosenberg, Robert Dunlop Brown and Thomas Keeling.

School Prefect status has been awarded to William Black, Kitty Bowles, Sebastian Carberry, Angela Chen, Jacky Chow, Lucy Coghlan, Rosie McGrath, Margaret Mwangola, Tom Scott, Sophie Wood, William Young and Bill Zhao.

The Beginning of Year Service also sees Heads of Houses for both King’s Ely Junior and King’s Ely Senior being welcomed into their posts.

In King’s Ely Junior, Queen Emma is being headed up by William Daniel and Olivia Jenkins; Queen Philippa is being led by Calum MacDonald; Philippa is being led by Nia Baird; Saunders is being headed up by Alice Wallace and Ben Collier; and Goodwin is being led by Edward Spencer and Isabel Mitchell.

In King’s Ely Senior, Ekaterina Baricheva is Head of House for Hill; Andrew Hutton for Hereward; Sebastian Carberry for Osmond; Sam Stokes for Wilkinson; Thomas Keeling for School; Emma Goff for Torfrida; Margaret Mwangola and Zoe Whelan for Etheldreda and Maddy De Brugha for Withburga.

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