Remembrance 2017

Today the school held its annual Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on the school grounds.

The service was led by Simon Taylor (CEO) and Nick Rowark (School Chaplain), who were joined by Mark Simpson (Head of School), guests, members of the school cadets and representatives from the School Council.

Wreaths were laid by Bernard Scott (Edwardian), Paul Carvin (Chair of the Board of Directors), Jack Gebhard (Deputy Mayor), Cassidy (Y11 Cadet) and Thomas & Layla (Head Boy and Head Girl).

Other guests included Mrs Hogg, Dave Hogg, Ted Gascoigne and Roger Vaughan.

We came together to remember all who served in wars, but also 58 Old Boys and one member of staff who died in WW1, 58 Old Boys and two members of staff who perished in the Second World War and one Old Boy who died in the Korean War of 1953.

Roan (Y9) read Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, verses 1-12 and Mark Simpson read “Pride of the Poppy” by Albert Gormley.


Our annual Remembrance Service will take place on Monday at 9.00 at our War Memorial.

We have invited a number of guests and alumni to the service to join our student cadets, Y9 Form Reps, Year Reps and senior students to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

We encourage all students to wear poppies if they wish, whether they choose the traditional red poppies or white poppies, designed to promote peace whilst still remembering all of those effected by war.

Poppies are being sold during tutor period each day this week and also at break time in the hall. We encourage students to support the school in remembering those who have sacrificed their lives for their country or lost loved ones in war.