Clayesmore Drinks in Washington DC, May 2024
Wednesday, 22 May 2024
On the 5th May, Jo Thomson, (Head of Clayesmore) was in Washington and had a wonderful evening catching up with a couple of OC's who are based in the...
Congratulations Eric Newland
Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Huge congratulations to Eric Newland, who graduated on Saturday, 27th April, with a PhD from Darwin College, University of Cambridge in Physical Volcanology,...
Class of 1984 Reunion
Friday, 3 May 2024

On Saturday, April 13th, Clayesmore was buzzing as the Class of 1984 returned. Classmates reunited, and for some of them it was the first time in...
Hockey Tour to Amsterdam - Easter 2024
Tuesday, 30 April 2024
We took a squad of U15 Boys and U18 Girls, totaling 24 pupils, to Amsterdam at easter, to compete in three challenging fixtures at prominent hockey clubs....
LEX Ski trip to Les Deux Alpes, Easter 2024
Friday, 26 April 2024

LEX Ski trip to Les Deux Alpes, Easter 2024

The sun rose on a beautiful Spring day as the Easter holidays began and 20 eager pupils gathered...
British Show Jumping - Clayesmore School
Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Last Sunday, 5 pupils competed for Clayesmore in the British Showjumping - Just for Schools classes.
Zara S, Pheobe S, Matthew T, and Annabel T all...
All Black Jerome Kaino's Masterclass at Clayesmore School on Tackling Rugby's Rough Edge
Wednesday, 31 January 2024
From ruck to reboot: Sam Peters looks for a game-changing playbook at a Dorset school with Jerome Kaino’s evasion clinic as a beacon for change....
Thank you Spinney Trust
Monday, 29 January 2024



My name is Ottie and I left Clayesmore last year (2023) after five years. I feel very lucky as, with the help of the Spinney Trust, I...
A Modern Odyssey by Hugh Thompson
Tuesday, 23 January 2024
In the book which goes with the John Craxton exhibition at the Pallant Gallery Chichester(until April 21) it states, he “attended various private...
The OCulus
Wednesday, 1 November 2023

The latest edition of the OCulus is now available to read online here.

If you would like a hard copy,...
London Drinks
Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Thank you to Paul Killik for hosting the Clayesmore Society London drinks reception earlier this week. It was wonderful to see so many OCs, current...
Daniel Gray Entertains
Friday, 29 September 2023

We greatly enjoyed watching Daniel Gray (Manor 2017) entertain guests at Vogue World London recently.

He is busy rehearsing now for his next...
OCs triumph
Monday, 18 September 2023

Despite relentless rain, the OC football and hockey matches went ahead this weekend. We are very grateful to everyone who came along on such a wet...
London Drinks
Thursday, 31 August 2023

It was super to welcome so many OCs to The Antelope in Belgravia for drinks in July.
All Aboard
Tuesday, 27 June 2023

Huge thanks to Thomas Reed (Devine 2009) for giving the Clayesmore CCF cadets such a wonderful day aboard HMS Tracker.

They had a waterside...
Football Success
Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Alasdair McDouall (Devine 2020) enjoyed another successful season out in Dubai, playing for @cityfcofficial...
OC Cricket Masterclass
Wednesday, 14 June 2023

We welcomed OCs and county cricket players Will Tripcony and Josh Parsons back to Clayesmore last week to lead a cricket masterclass for some of our...
Forever Joseph
Friday, 9 June 2023

Hugh Thompson (1964) on a recent trip to Scarborough found out why the local theatre has kept the name of OC Stephen Joseph (1921-67). Theatre historian...
OC City Lunch 2023
Friday, 9 June 2023

The annual city lunch took place yesterday, 8th June at the fabulous Le Beaujolais restaurant on Litchfield Street.

OCs attending were:
...
Golf Day at Remedy Oak
Thursday, 1 June 2023

OCs, current and former parents, staff and pupils enjoyed a fabulous day of golf at Remedy Oak on Tuesday.

Winner of the Dorset Trophy was...
Bronze Casting with Stephen Coles (Devine 2001)
Friday, 26 May 2023

This week Stephen, who runs the foundry Coles Casting, ran an initial wax sculpting workshop with some of Year 10&11 art and DT pupils. It was...
Bristol Drinks
Monday, 22 May 2023

It was wonderful to welcome so many Old Clayesmorians to the Cosy Club in Bristol last week for drinks and a catch up.

Thank you to the Old...
The 2023 Clayesmore Lecture
Wednesday, 17 May 2023

We were thrilled to welcome Rory Bremner as our 40th Clayesmore Lecture speaker where, interspersed with hilarious impressions of Trump, Johnson and...
Top Testimonial
Monday, 15 May 2023

For many years before he moved 25 years ago to sunny Monterey, California actor/writer Howard Burnham(1960-64) taught at top girls’ school, Queen...
Cricket Inspiration
Wednesday, 10 May 2023

It was wonderful to welcome current Northamptonshire CCC professional, Lewis (Manor 2013) back to Clayesmore recently. Lewis kindly gave up his time...
Oklahoma for George
Friday, 28 April 2023

We were thrilled to see George Maddison reprising his role as Curly in the hugely popular musical Oklahoma.

Do go along and support if you can....
2003 OC Reunion
Tuesday, 25 April 2023

It was wonderful to welcome the 2003 leavers back to Clayesmore last weekend. Some hadn't been back since they left 20 years ago! Guests travelled...
Called to the Bar
Monday, 17 April 2023

Congratulations to Imogen Pitts (Wolverton 2017) who was recently called to the Bar.

"Having graduated with a first-class law degree from...
Memorial Service
Wednesday, 22 March 2023

The memorial service for Charles Barter (1961) took place at St. John the Evangelist Church in Tincleton recently. Many OCs attended and paid their...
Clayesmore Choral Concert
Wednesday, 15 March 2023

The Clayesmore Choir and Choral Society performed a wide variety of Choral music, including Mendelssohn's "Hear my Prayer", Allegri's...
De La Warr Pavilion
Thursday, 9 March 2023

Intrepid OCs Stephen Dover and Hugh Thompson (1960-1964) having last year visited the pubs recommended by Edward Ardizzone (1913-18) decided this year...
Property Networking Lunch
Thursday, 23 February 2023

Property professionals from across the Clayesmore community gathered at the fabulous Wright Bros. restaurant at Battersea Power Station.

Former...
New School Film
Tuesday, 7 February 2023

'We are Clayesmore'

We are delighted to share the first part of a longer-form video we are making about life in the Prep, Senior and...
LDN Riders
Wednesday, 1 February 2023

It was lovely to welcome Mark Stiven (Gate 07) back to Clayesmore recently. Mark is a member of LDN Riders...
Burns Night
Monday, 30 January 2023

With a wee dram, haggis, neeps and tatties, this traditional event was a hit as always. OCs, parents and staff enjoyed a delicious Burns night supper...
Gold Duke Of Edinburgh
Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Congratulations to Louis Clarkson (Manor 2020) and Georgia Harvey (King's 2020) on finally getting to Buckingham Palace to collect their Gold DofE...
Stuart Henley
Friday, 20 January 2023

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Stuart Henley (1963) passed away on Thursday 12 January 2023. Stuart attended Clayesmore from 1960...
Jump for Bradley
Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Richard Field left Clayesmore in 1959. On his 80th birthday in November, he completed a skydive from over 14,000 feet in memory of his son Bradley,...
90th Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, 17 January 2023
Christopher Slater left Clayesmore in 1950. He has had a very successful career as a professional musician - he is an accomplished organist, pianist,...
The OCulus
Friday, 6 January 2023

Our latest alumni magazine, The OCulus, has been published and you can read it online...
LEX Development: Y12 Mock Interviews
Tuesday, 6 December 2022


We were delighted to welcome a dozen volunteers from a wide range of sectors into school last weekend to support this event. OCs, parents and...
OC Inspires
Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Year 12 students participated in interactive and engaging LEX workshops with Old Clayesmorian, Alex Campbell (Devine 2004), as part of their LEX programme...
Jeremy Rogers
Thursday, 27 October 2022

Jeremy Rogers MBE passed away on 14 October 2022 aged 85. Jeremy attended Clayesmore from 1952 to 1956.

Jeremy was a yacht builder and co-created...
Best Actress Award
Thursday, 13 October 2022

Congratulations to Nicole Faraday (Wolverton 1994) who was awarded Best Actress at the Marbella Film Festival for her role as Ms Bushnell in Not By...
Apprenticeship & Employability Morning
Monday, 10 October 2022

Thanks to Ollie Morris (Devine 2015), Izzy Meadows (Wolverton 2020) and Joshua Powner (Manor 2008) for taking time out of their weekend to talk to...
Friends Gather
Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Laura Coffin, Judith Wilson, Rebecca Duckett, Julia Green and Georgia Davies left Clayesmore in 1981. They met up in London recently to visit Rebecca...
Alastair John Graham
Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Alastair John Graham (aka Dodo) sadly passed away in Iwerne Minster on 12th September 2022.

Alastair had a distinguished Clayesmore career....
Philip Cundall
Wednesday, 21 September 2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Philip Cundall (1977) passed away on 20 September 2022. His brother Paul wrote that Phil would hope...
The Warrington Hotel - The Last Stop
Thursday, 15 September 2022

Following in Edward Ardizzone’s (1919) footsteps as laid out in The Local (1939), Hugh Thompson and Stephen Dover (both 1964) made their last...
The Stories behind the clothes we wear
Monday, 5 September 2022

Old Clayesmorian, Gus Casely-Hayford, tells the story of how Air Jordans kickstarted a revolution in trainers, turning a simple sports shoe into one...
Hambledon Everest Running Challenge
Friday, 2 September 2022

Archie Parks (Manor 2010) and Charlie Lickiss completed their incredible challenge of running up and down Hambledon Hill consecutively, climbing the...
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