To help ex-students of Shakespeares School to keep in touch with each other, the school and the town to the mutual benefit of all

Services to the School


 KESOEA Support for School

A very important part of the Association's activities is to provide support and funds for various projects beneficial to the School.

These currently include:

Mock Interviews


-where KESOEA provide panels to give all final year 6th formers experience and advice in preparing for university entrance interviews. This is regarded by the School as a very valuable contribution to the success of our next generation of Old Edwardians.

Final Farewell to School Leavers


-each summer when the KESOEA President is involved and takes the opportunity to explain the aims and values of the Association and encourages future involvement.

Funding of the Fives Court,


-refurbishment and decoration. The court is available for use by Old Edwardians every Wednesday evening along with changing facilities in the School gym.

Funding of and Involvement with School Colours Scheme


-which has been reintroduced by the Headmaster, Bennett Carr.

Work on the original Denis Dyson Observatory


-which is now located on the roof just beyond his original classroom. It is hoped eventually to offer this as a fully operational facility for Old Edwardians stargazers.

Monetary Support


-towards curtaining, mobile staging and other equipment needed to maintain the very high standard of School music and drama.

Annual Cricket and Rugby Team Shields.


-This major ongoing project has involved historic investigation and the mounting of shields on the balconies either side of the Levi Fox Hall. The Association has so far funded all shields for cricket from season 1893 to 1987 and rugby from season 1895/96 to 1981/82. Further shields up to the year 2000 will be completed during the summer. Agreement has been reached with the Headmaster to continue this work up to date.

The Denis Dyson "Look for the Stars" Wall.


-Very much related to the Association's ability to fund projects are the annual subscriptions. However, these alone are far from sufficient and we now rely on this additional income stream. For a donation of 150 you can commission an individual inscribed brass plaque mounted in the foyer of the new Denis Dyson Science Building. The inscription, over 2 lines, can be up to a maximum of 30 characters including spaces. It can contain any dedication or simply your name and years at school. Contact David Young.The veneered board will take up to 1000 plaques so please record your support for KESOEA and the School for posterity!

For other general queries and offers to get involved, do contact one of the Association officers as detailed. Your active support would be greatly welcomed.


We urgently need more people to become involved!


If you can spare a little time (or for more information) please e-mail David Young






Last updated 24/11/2018.                                                                                                    King Edward VI School Old Edwardians Association 2014












Last updated 19/09/2018.                                                                                                    King Edward VI School Old Edwardians Association 2014