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David Kemp (PS 42-47) - The gift of an opportunity

David tells us what a Tonbridge education meant to him
23 Sep 2020
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David Kemp (PS 42-47) tells us what a Tonbridge education meant to him and why he has chosen to become a member of the Judde Society.

The more I see of our old school, the more impressed I am. Tonbridge has always produced rounded and thoughtful men; it is certainly doing this now.
I believe that one of the most natural reasons for Old Tonbridgians to support the school is through their sense of loyalty; loyalty to their House whilst they are at Tonbridge and loyalty to the school once they have left.
It’s also about values. There is a long tradition of giving in Tonbridge’s history and in many ways the quality of Tonbridge is down to this tradition, which of course started with our founder, Sir Andrew Judde. For those of us who still value the education we received here, but may have other financial commitments at present, the promise of a legacy is the ideal way to support The Foundation and the future of Tonbridgians for generations to come.
Tonbridge School has been a huge part of my life, both man and boy, and seeing the school now evolving and growing, I am still struck how it remains unchanged in its ethos. Through my legacy, I hope to support future Tonbridgians who will uphold the ethos of our school.
David was Housemaster of Park House from 1969-1984, Second Master from 1971-1989, Acting Headmaster 1989-1990 and has generously chosen to support Tonbridge with a gift in his Will.

To read stories from Charles Burt (MH 67-70), Ivan Bilicki (Sc 01-03) and Luke Wallace (MH 04-09) see our Judde Society brochure here.

Contact our Judde Society manager, Tara Biddle, at

Guidance on leaving a legacy gift to the Tonbridge School Foundation (Registered Charity 1099162) can be found here.

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