Charlie Bartlett was a pupil at King’s College School from 2004 until 2015. He was one of the friendliest and most popular boys in the school – full of good humour and the nicest possible sort of mischief. He helped support Year 8 children at a local secondary school, teaching them PE and games, relishing the opportunity to share his skills in football and basketball with younger pupils. He was one of the fastest runners in his year, captained his house rugby team in the middle school, and played for the school’s Rugby Sevens team in the sixth form.
He was bright and talented, and was studying Computer Science at Manchester University.
My colleagues and I send our deepest commiserations to Charlie’s family, and to all those who knew Charlie, including the boys and girls at King’s who were among his many friends.
Many members of the King’s community speak warmly of Charlie and have shared memories and condolences to his family. Charlie has been described as ‘mischievous, excitable, enthusiastic, naughty but nice’; a ‘joyful character’ whose ‘enthusiasm for life was infectious’ with ‘such true kindness for others’. Charlie, a ‘dynamic member of Kingsley’, was a ‘cheerful, buoyant young man’ who ‘delighted teachers with [his] humour’. Former members of staff have recalled how he was ‘memorable, unconventional and bright’ and ‘a cheeky, lovely chap – such fun and a joy to teach’.
A memorial service will be held for Charlie on Sunday 18th June at 2pm in the Great Hall.