Kendrick School’s 140th Birthday Celebrations

Kendrick School celebrates 140 years of girls’ education!

This year Kendrick School celebrates 140 years of girls’ education. Founded in 1877 in Watlington Street, Reading by an endowment given by John Kendrick, a sixteenth century cloth merchant, Kendrick School is now one of the leading state schools for girls’ education. In 1927, 90 years ago, the school moved to its present site on London Road.

The students, staff and governors wish to celebrate this milestone and a number of events and activities have been organised that will mark the occasion. A book is being published by a former student, Daphne Barnes-Phillips, called ‘Long may our Lion roar’. There will be a birthday party for former students and staff on Sunday 1st October 2017 between 2-5.00pm. In addition, there will be lots of activities in school in September to celebrate the birthday.

The Mayor of Reading Launches the Birthday Celebrations

We are delighted and honoured that the Mayor, Councillor Mohammed Ayub, has been able to visit Kendrick and officially launch our 140 years’ celebrations .  Click here for a write up from a Year 13 student.

Birthday Celebration for Former Students and Staff –
Sunday 1st October 2017

On Sunday 1st October 2017, between 2pm and 5pm, we will be holding a birthday celebration for former students and staff at Kendrick School. The event promises to be a lovely occasion with afternoon tea, tours of the school, entertainment and an address from the Headteacher, Ms Kattirtzi.

We have very few tickets left for sale which cost £10.00 each. This includes an afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco and a Kendrick School 140th Birthday souvenir pack. These are for former students and staff only.

Please contact Amanda on 0118 9015859 x201 if you would like any further information.

Long May Our Lion Roar

A book is being published by a former student, Daphne Barnes-Phillips, called ‘Long may our Lion roar’. Details on how to purchase this book can be found in the link below.

The deadline for pre-ordering copies for collection at the 140th Birthday Celebration on 1st October 2017 is 31st August 2017.   Cheques for £10 per copy should be made payable to “Corridor Press” and sent to:  Daphne Barnes-Phillips, “Green Hollows”, 19 Portland Avenue, Exmouth, Devon. EX8 2BS before 31st August.  Alternatively BACS details can be provided by emailing:   Similarly for those unable to attend, copies may be posted to them for £12.50.

Long may our Lion roar synopsis