New Head Announced for King’s Cambridge


Congratulations to Yvette Day on her appointment as the new Head of King’s College School, Cambridge. She will also take the title and role of Master over the Choristers, a historic title referring to the responsibility for the education and care of the boys who have sung in the Chapel Choir since the College’s foundation by King Henry VI.

Yvette is currently Head of The Chorister School in Durham. She was educated in South Africa and in England, and has taught at both secondary and preparatory (including as Head of Music at another CSA member -St George’s School, Windsor) levels. She holds an M.Mus degree in Historical Musicology and more recently completed a Law Conversion course with the College of Law. Her husband, Andrew, is Executive Director of the Northumberland Church of England Academy.

Nick Robinson has been Head of King’s for nineteen successful years, during which time the School has grown substantially. He comments: “It has been a real pleasure to lead such a wonderful School and to see it flourish over the years. I know Yvette well from our work with the Choir Schools’ Association and I am delighted to be handing over the reins to an excellent successor.”

Yvette adds: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking up this position and look forward to working with staff, children and the school community in building on the many successes of the School.”

Professor Michael Proctor, Provost of King’s College said that “Yvette is taking on a school that has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and she will be an inspiration to staff and pupils in the next phase of its history.”

Nick steps down in this summer, and his two deputies will serve as acting heads for a term before Yvette’s arrival in January 2018.