Junior King's Celebrates 90 Years at Milner Court 

On this day in 1929, the Junior King's School moved to its present location at Milner Court in Sturry. Founded in 1879, the School spent 50 years in the Cathedral Precincts before establishing it's very own presence at Milner Court. 

Formerly belonging to Lord Alfred Milner, the land was gifted to The King's School in 1927 by Lady Milner in memory of her husband. The generous gift included Sturry Court, the Tithe Barn, the Cottage and six acres of land.

Delighted at the gift, the Dean of Canterbury, George Bell, expressed his gratitude by writing to Lady Milner stating: 'I need not tell you again how grateful we are, or how much we appreciate the gift both of itself and for the traditions and hopes which it contains.'

The School was formally opened by Rudyard Kipling, English writer and friend of the Milner's, on Saturday 5th October 1929.

Click here to read an article from The Cantuarian (1929) covering the opening of Junior King's School at Milner Court.


To celebrate the occasion, the Junior King's School has plenty of activities for their pupils. Many pupils were excited this morning to see a great fairground ride on the School grounds! To see all the celebrations at JKS - make sure you're following their Facebook Page!

Read all about the beginnings of JKS at Milner Court

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