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The King Award recognises individual talents.  

The King Award was established in 1993 by Gwen King in memory of her sister, Ivy King, with the purpose of recognising the merit and supporting the need of individual pupils and the particular talents which they wished to develop. Following the death of Miss Gwen in July 2000, her legacy to the school and her memorial fund were incorporated into the original fund, and the Award, first known as the Ivy King Award, was renamed the King Award.

Individual awards range in value from £25 to £500, and give assistance to a various activities including:

Each application should comprise a letter from the pupil concerned, setting out proposals for use of the Award, together with a letter of recommendation from a fellow pupil, a member of staff, a parent or a friend. Applications should be addressed to the Headmistress.

In 2013 Di Gibbons gifted £250 a year for the Clifford Travel Award – an award in memory of her parents, John and Marjorie Clifford, former Bursars of Rye. Applications are invited at the same time as applications for the King Award and are considered by the King Award Committee at the time of the King Award.


For too many schools the meaning of success has just one dimension - exam grades. While passes are important at Rye St Antony they are not the sum total of all that the school offers its pupils.
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