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War Baby

War BabyThe autobiography of a KHS boy: John Timmins, Sheffield 1957-1962. A true story of a search for identity. John has led an extraordinary life but the one thing that has dominated above all else is his quest to find his true identity.


Minutes of the meeting of the Kingham Hillians’ Committee held on Saturday 24/01/2015


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Patron: Lord Adonis of Camden

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Minutes of the meeting of the Kingham Hillians’ Committee held on Saturday 24January 2015 in the Veritas Building seminar room.

Present: Harriet Dearden (Chairman), Simon Briggs, Brian Dean, John Hughes, Mike Kent, Jennifer Robinson (acting Development Officer), Ken Wingfield, Nick Seward (Headmaster), Malcolm Brecht, Mark Foley, Jan Sindhar.


Barbara Hargreaves - KHS Staff 1937 - 1947

We are sad to report hearing news that Barbara Hargreaves died in January 2015 just short of her 100th birthday.

Barbara was a member of staff between 1937-1947 and employed as a housekeeper in Clyde, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:58


Robert.C.Hughes. 1922-2015

President of the KHA 2008-2015

I have the privilege to collate a tribute to all those who knew Robert C Hughes, known affectionately as " Bob" Hughes, who came to Kingham-Hill School in 1930 as an eight year old, but dedicated his whole life after the second world war to the Kingham Hill Association in many ways.

Simon Briggs who knew Bob over 60 years has kindly helped me to give a valuable insight into Bob's life.


£4M Mathematics & Science facility - Pictures

After a full year of construction delighted pupils are now receiving Mathematics and Science classes in a brand new, state-of-the-art building. Opening celebrations involving parents, VIPs, alumni and friends of the school left everyone wide-eyed and smiling. It was a true pleasure to welcome back Hillians from throughout the years who came together to share in this momentous occasion in Kingham Hill history.

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The Veritas Building Opens

Veritas Building tnAfter a year of construction and many more of planning, the first major step for Kingham Hill's 2020 Vision has been completed with the opening of The Veritas Building.

Our architect, Mark Foley, has worked hard to develop a scheme that preserves the coherence of the School's architectural and aesthetic appeal. The exterior of this building has been sensitively finished with a combination of Cotswold stone and timber, enabling it to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. The design of the building echoes the features of other properties on the site, uniting the different architectural styles to create a cohesive scheme across the estate. 


John Robarts Briggs

We have this evening received the following news from Simon Briggs, KH Committee member.

I am sure you will join with us on the School Days team in offering our sincere condolences to Simon and his family and reflect on the sad loss of John from our community.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 19:59


Bob Hughes - 12th January 2015

Sylvia Hughes and family would like to let you know that Bob Hughes died peacefully on 12 January 2015

Bob was for a great many years the President of the KHA (now Kingham Hillians) and dedicated his time selflessly in support of his fellow former pupils. He will be in our thoughts forever.

His funeral arrangements are as follows

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 09:45


William Henry Parker (Bill) November 2014

williamhenryparkerOn behalf of his family, I regret to have to let you know, that our father, William Henry Parker (Bill), passed away on Thursday 27th November 2014 in Nambour District Hospital, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. His age was 90 years and one month.

He greatly enjoyed keeping up to date with the latest happenings at Kingham Hill and knew much about its history. He regularly communicated, by email or via Skype, with a number of his former fellow students and staff of Kingham Hill.

He made a number of valuable contributions to the KH website over the years, sharing photos and stories and posting documents, some of which reflected the poignancy of very sad moments he experienced while in the navy during World War 2, when far, far from home. For example this article > click here <.


Celebrating the Life of Hans Leistina


Recently SmallHans Leistina, a dear friend to many on School Days and a well known member of our community passed away at the end of September 2014.


Nick Seward writes, 

I was very sorry to hear of Hans' passing. We remember him for his great love of Kingham Hill and the fascinating stories he told about his life. Kingham Hill School took him in as a young refugee who had escaped from a concentration camp at the beginning of the Second World War. The School became his home and family. Hans retained his links with KHS throughout his life despite living overseas for much of it. He will be greatly missed among the Kingham Hillians community.

Nick Seward, Headmaster

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