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With sadness the school announces that former Deputy Head Master and Head Master (1981 to 1982) Gerald Dyer has died.

Gerald Dyer died peacefully at Anya Court Care Home, Rugby, on Sunday 8 October 2023, aged 85.  He will be greatly missed by Helen, Ali, Pete, Dan and Anna along with a wide circle of family and friends.

Gerald began teaching Physics at The King’s School, Grantham in September 1978. And retired in August 2000 having fulfilled many roles but best known as the Deputy Head Master who was highly respected by staff and students alike. He supported the school, taking the role of interim Head Master from 1981 to 1982.  His formal no-nonsense manner belied a genuine concern, compassion and a dry sense of humour which was never far from the surface.  In his younger days, Gerald was an accomplished all-round athlete and a particularly good footballer who was always keen to participate in the staff student matches. Whilst he demanded high standards from staff, students, and himself, he was also an incredibly kind man who was always willing to listen, advise and praise. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

His life will be celebrated on Monday 20 November 2023.  There will be a private cremation for the family, followed by a service of thanksgiving.  We hope you can join us at 12.30pm at Grantham Baptist Church, Wharf Road, NG31 6BA for this service of thanksgiving and for refreshments. 

Please don’t feel you have to wear black.

No flowers please, but should you wish, donations to Gerald’s chosen charity may be given at the service.

Alternatively, contributions can be forwarded to Robert Holland Funeral Directors, 14 St Catherine’s Road, Grantham, NG31 6TS or online at


With sadness the school announces that former schoolmaster Gerald Taylor has died.

Gerald William Taylor

20 January 1933 – 27 January 2023

Gerald Taylor died peacefully with his children beside him at Grantham Hospital after a short illness.
He leaves behind a sister Elizabeth, his children William, Robert, Catherine, and Valerie, eleven grandchildren and his companion Ruth.
As a long-standing member of the Lincolnshire community, he also leaves many past friends and colleagues.

Gerald was well known for his long service in the RAF; as Schoolmaster at King's School; diligent SKDC Councillor; long-time supporter and Umpire of local cricket.

Gerald will have a private burial at Norton Big Wood Natural Burial site, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire.
This will be followed by a memorial event at Wood Hall, Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire, LN6 9JP on Wednesday 8th March at 2.15pm.
All who wish to remember Gerald are welcome to attend.

Family flowers only. Donations in Gerald's memory will be shared between the CPRE, RAF Benevolent Fund, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.
Online donations and tributes to Gerald can be made at

Any enquiries call Sue Broadley, Lincolnshire Cooperative Funeral Services (01522 534971).

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