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.
Professor Holgate is the Medical Research Council Clinical professor of immunopharmacology and honorary consultant physician within medicine at the University of Southampton. Appointed CBE for his contributions to Clinical Science and knighted for his medical research on allergies and disease.
The late Ian Taylor was a British businessman and philanthropist who was chairman and CEO of The Vitol Group, the world's largest independent energy trader. He was also the majority shareholder in Harris Tweed Hebrides which he helped to rescue in 2005
Fleet Commander of the Royal Navy and Former Captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Internationally Acclaimed Illustrator & Artist.
Former Head of Hut 3 at Bletchley Park and Director of GCHQ.
Winner of the Rising Star Category in the British Jazz Awards 2019.
Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Football Club. Former Chief Executive of Vodafone UK.
Chair of Disability Rights UK.
First University Research Fellow to Win All Four Major International Language Research Prizes.
Multi award-winning sports journalist, writing for The Mail on Sunday and The Daily Mail.
One of the UK's First and Most Experienced Robotic Surgeons.
Former Chairman of Walt Disney International.
Chief Marketing Officer, Farmer's Business Network & Former Senior Vice-President of Sony Playstation.
Artist and Turner Prize Winner.
English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of Joy Division.
Master and Chief Executive Officer at The Charterhouse in London. Peter has a distinguished record of leadership in a career dedicated to charitable activity and public service.
Founder of The Female Entrepreneur Association.
Director General of the International Labour Organisation.
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