On Monday 15 September, eight new King’s Scholars were entered onto the Foundation of Rochester Cathedral in a special cathedral service led by the Dean of Rochester. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII in 1541, King’s Scholarships have been awarded in his name to pupils of exceptional academic ability at entry to the Senior School in Remove (Year 9) or to the Sixth Form.
This year Isobel Gilbert, Giselle Harris, Tom Jones and Nour Kourbeh who all achieved straight A*/A grades in their GCSEs were admitted with William Humphris in the Upper Sixth, who performed exceptionally in his year-end exams, and Imogen Shere, Luke Stringer and Daisy Xia who all entered Remove. They join the other 15 current King’s Scholars and the long list of previous scholars whose names can be found in the Foundation book.
All King’s Scholars have a white gown which is worn to cathedral services and with this status they gain several privileges including the right to walk down the aisle first at cathedral services and permission to marry at Rochester Cathedral.