Along with the rest of the nation, we are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Whilst we mourn her death, we celebrate an extraordinary life devoted to the service to others, including 70 years as our monarch.
Kingston Grammar School was founded on 1st March 1561 by Royal Charter, which established the “Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth, for the education, training and instruction of boys and youths in grammar". In 1961, Elizabeth II visited Kingston Grammar School to commemorate the 400th anniversary of its endowment by Elizabeth I.
This was followed in 2005 when she opened the Queen Elizabeth II Performing Arts Centre, which continues to be at the centre of school life. We regard it as an honour and a privilege that Her Majesty visited the School and will remember her visits with affection and great pride.
As a mark of respect, we will be flying the Union Flag at half-mast until Her Majesty’s funeral when the School will observe the Day of National Mourning.