The whole school community is deeply saddened by the loss of an extraordinary, inspirational and much-loved teacher, mentor, colleague and friend, Mr Anthony Lowery.

Mr Lowery died unexpectedly at his home near Ely on Sunday, March 3rd. Although he formally retired last summer after 27 years at King’s, Mr Lowery had, with typical generosity, returned to teach some English in the Senior School this year when the need arose.

Mr Lowery joined King’s Ely Junior (KEJ) (now King’s Ely Prep) in April 1995, and during his time he taught History, English and Games, becoming Director of Studies in 2002, a role he held for almost 20 years.

In that role, Mr Lowery oversaw the academic development of every single child who journeyed through KEJ, and despite these numbering in the thousands during his time, he had a remarkable knowledge of each as an individual.

Mr Lowery will be remembered for so many things: as an inspirational teacher, a wonderful colleague and friend, for his ready humour and sharp wit, his hats, his sunglasses, his stick, his willingness to go the extra mile for anybody in need.

There will be an opportunity soon to remember Mr Lowery’s life and the huge influence he had on so many Eleans, past and present, and we will publish details as soon as we can.

For now, our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Lowery’s wife, Lynn, their sons, Matthew and Jamie, his wider family, and his many friends.

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