Abbotsholme parent knighted by the Queen
By CarlyBaldwin | Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:08
An Abbotsholme school parent and a key figure in British education was last week knighted by the Queen in her Birthday Honours List.
Sir Roger Fry
Dr Roger Fry, who has schooled all three of his daughters at the Uttoxeter boarding school, was awarded the honour for services to UK education internationally and UK/Spain cultural relations.
Back inthe 1960s, he set up the ground-breaking King's College, the British School of Madrid, which provides British education for children in Spain.
There are now King's College schools in Alicante and Murcia, with a further one opening in Panama City later on this year.
Sir Roger is also President of the Council of British International Schools.
He said of sending his children to Abbotsholme: "I believe in the educational philosophy of Abbotsholme and I love its rural setting for teenagers to grow up in, which is why all three of my daughters have been educated here."
Of receiving the knighthood, he said: "This is a wonderful award for me and for my family who have been so supportive over the years."