Making a song and dance about Sir’s retirement

A talented Kingswood teacher is retiring this summer after 44 years in teaching.

Tim Warren, a music teacher at King’s Oak Academy, first started teaching in 1979 at St George Comprehensive (now City Academy) – a school he first attended as a student.

Tim then moved to Lockleaze Comprehensive as Head of Department, before starting at what was then Kingsfield Secondary School (now King’s Oak Academy) in 1996 as Head of Music. He was later promoted to Head of Faculty (music, drama, art, PE and creative media).

Tim said: “I have many happy memories, both inside and outside of the classroom, but especially of our numerous Colston Hall (now Bristol Beacon) concerts and many other events in which my main objective was to get students engaged in the enjoyment of making live music.”

Kath Ogden, principal of King’s Oak said: “Tim has given a rem,arkable service to education and specifically to the children and families within the Kingsfield and King’s Oak Community.  We have been able to see the impact of Tim’s work whenever alumni return to the academy for events such as Open Evening Parents’ Evening and they ask, ‘Is Mr Warren still here?’ before proceeding to describe fond memories of their music lessons and concerts that they had participated in.

“Tim’s passion for creating a love for music and performance in children will always remain at heart of the Performing Arts department values and I know the staff will build on his legacy.

 “I hope that Tim thoroughly enjoys his retirement (whilst I am sure remaining a friend of King’s Oak for many years to come!”)

To celebrate his retirement, Tim has set up two events. The first event is exclusively for ex-students and staff of King’s Oak and the second event a mixture of present and ex-students.

Tim would welcome ex-students from any of his previous schools to participate.

 The first event is on Monday July 15, 7pm, at Kingswood Rugby Club. This will be an ‘open mic’ event to feature ex-students/staff. Donation to charity for The Teenage Cancer Trust, entrance fee TBC.

The second is at the  Hexagon Theatre, King’s Oak Academy. Featuring current students and ex-students. Entrance by ticket, info to follow.

For more information, or to show your interest contact Tim at