WELCOME...!

Welcome to this Website designed and edited by David Richardson, a pupil from 1944 to 1948.

David has compiled a Microsoft Excel list of former pupils at King's and Queen's School who attended the old school by Kew pond and is also separately listing their current whereabouts as they become known but only after seeking permission.   This has already led to successful Reunions at regular intervals since 2006.  Reports on these can be found on the Reunions page.
You are assured that neither of these lists will appear on this Website and enquiries and information enabling the site to prosper will be very welcome.   The current listing is available exclusively to ex-pupils on request and can be transmitted electronically.   It is hoped that this initiative will enable old friends to keep in touch around the world.

Please be encouraged to write to David with memories of your schooldays and tell where they were to lead you.

You can also e-mail photographs in .jpg format, please for inclusion in the Picture Gallery that is growing steadily.   If you don't have a scanner, please mail them to David and they will be returned to you after placing on the Website.

Grateful thanks are due to Pat Thomas whose published collection of photographs, 'KEW Through My Camera Lens' is available at £3.

David's address appears on the current listing which is available to all ex-pupils.

Phone No. 020 8707 7516,
e-mail mrjflt@blueyonder.co.uk

Provenance

Deposited by the Clerk to the Governors of The Queen?s School, Kew, in April 2008.

The charity school, later known as the King?s or Queen?s School, was established in 1810 according to The Reports of the Commissioners ... concerning Charities in England and Wales relating to the County of Surrey, 1819-37.  New buildings were completed in 1826.

The original endowment of the school consisted of one twelfth share of the income from an estate called Perry Court Farm, Faversham, Kent, bequeathed under the will of Dorothy, Lady Capel, who died in 1721.  Further endowments included £40 bequeathed by Barbara Meyer, widow of Jeremiah Meyer RA, in 1818; £300 given by King George IV in 1824 to build the school house, with the command that in future the school should be called ?The King?s Free School?; and the sale of the Dame Holford £75 South Sea Stock in 1827 to help pay for building the school house.

The school was supported by annual subscribers, but from the latter part of the 19th century received increasing amounts of government grant.

The Queen?s School came into the state education system under the terms of the Education Act, 1902, becoming a Voluntary Aided School.  This is a denominational school owned by the Trustees in which governors have particular responsibilities including the external upkeep of the school buildings, insurance and a proportion of the cost of any new building work.  The Foundation, via the Diocesan Board as trustees, still owns the school and as such has the right to have a majority of governor representatives to ensure that the character and conduct of the school are preserved in accordance with its trust deed.

The school is now (2008) a Church of England Primary School in the London Borough of Richmond.