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A brief history of the BCK


THE BISHOP’S COLLEGE KINGSTOWN was founded by the late Right Reverend Harold Grant Pigott, who was Anglican Bishop of the Windward Islands from 1962 to 1969.

Bishop Pigott was extremely keen on promoting the education of the people in the Windward Islands and it was through his initiative, endeavours, and the support of the Anglican Community in St Vincent that on January 20, 1964, Bishop’s College Kingstown opened its doors to provide secondary education to the Vincentian community.

At that time approximately 180 students, drawn mainly from among those who had failed to gain acceptance to the Government Secondary Schools, became the first intake. There were six classes. The Reverend Overton Gilkes was the first Principal, with six members of staff.

Since then nine principals and three acting principals have served this noble institution; namely, Rev. Overton Gilkes, B.A Armstrong, R.D Young, St Clair Dacon, Rev. Laurence Streeting, Rev. Mr Lennox John, Mrs Joy Cato, and Mrs Samantha Minors Rouse. The three acting principals were Cools Vanloo, Mrs Pamela Anderson, and Mrs Beatrice Davis. The current principal is Mrs Cecelia Akers- King, a former student of the institution.

Bishop’s College Kingstown has nurtured thousands of outstanding men and women who are visible in various sectors locally and around the world.

Their alumni can be found in the Civil Service, the Police Force, the Nursing Service, the Private Sector, Agriculture, Religion, Education, and there are many who own businesses, helping to create employment opportunities, thereby contributing to the economic development of St. Vincent

and the Grenadines.

The evolution of the institution is evident in the following areas: 1. An improved physical structure; 2. A holistic curriculum which seeks to meet the needs of all of our students; 3. Our highly commendable results in the CXC/CSEC Examinations 4. Extracurricular activities