Notable Alumni

Former pupils of The King's School can be found at the very top of many industry sectors and careers, from the arts to journalism, science to sport, and the media to the military. Below are some of those individuals who have gone on to achieve great things. 

Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd (1985)

Fleet Commander of the Royal Navy and Former Captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth

Sir Eric Malcolm Jones (1923)

Former Head of Hut 3 at Bletchley Park and Director of GCHQ 

Alex Clarke (2018)

Winner of the Rising Star Category in the British Jazz Awards 2019

Guy Laurence (1979)

Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Football Club 

Helen Marten (2004)

Artist and Turner Prize Winner 

Martin Stevens OBE (1981)

Chair of Disability Rights UK

Omer Karim (1977)

Urology Consultant
One of the UK's First and Most Experienced Robotic Surgeons

Rebecca Sugden (2009)

First University Research Fellow to Win All Four Major International Language Research Prizes

Stanley Chow (1992)

Internationally Acclaimed Illustrator & Artist 

Andy Bird (1982)

Former Chairman of Walt Disney International  

Guy Longworth (1985)

Chief Marketing Officer, Farmer's Business Network & Former Senior Vice-President of Sony Playstation 

Ian Curtis (1972)

Former Lead Singer of Joy Division  


Carrie Green (2003)

Founder of The Female Entrepreneur Association 

Guy Ryder (1974)

Director General of the International Labour Organisation 

Christian Blackshaw (1965)

Classical Pianist

Robert Longden (1969)

British Composer, Director and Film, Stage & Television Actor 

  • Sir Peter Ellwood (1961) Former CEO of Lloyds TSB Group
  • Tom Margerison (1939) Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times Journalist & BBC Broadcaster
  • Peter Moores (1981) Head Coach of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Coach & Former England National Team's Head Coach
  • Steve Smith (1968) Former Sale, England & British Lions Scrumhalf & Co-founder of Cotton Traders
  • Richard Pool-Jones (1985) Head Coach of Stade Français
  • Stephen Morris (1973) Member of Joy Division & New Order
  • Tommy Taylor (2010) Rugby Union Player for Wasps RFC in the Aviva Premiership
  • Simon Cohen (1975) CEO Leicester Tigers
  • Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith (1961) Politician
  • John Brewin (1994) Football writer for ESPNFC/Soccernet
  • Oliver Holt (1984) English Sports Journalist for The Mail on Sunday
  • Reverend Thomas Taylor (1874) English priest, historian & scholar
  • Max Thompson (2018) Footballer, Burnley Football Club 
  • Jos Baxendell - Former Rugby Union Player & Coach, Sale Sharks & England