Nick Goumas Remembered
Friends and family of Nick gathered at Clayesmore to remember him and unveil a beautiful teak bench which has been commissioned in his memory.
Nick,...
History of Art Success
Congratulations to Ellie Beckett (King's 2017) who graduated from Warwick University with a first class degree in History of Art.

We wish her...
First Class Honours
Congratulations to Alice Couling (Wolverton 2017) on obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Music from the Royal Holloway.

She is now looking...
City Lunch
We greatly enjoyed catching up with OCs at Le Beaujolais in London last week. Fabulous food, great company and a cheese board unlike anything we have ever...
Architectural Fame
The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea, like it or loathe it, is one of the highlights of modernist architecture in Britain. It is the brain child...
OC Inspires
It was wonderful to welcome OC, Will Niven, founder and Managing Director of creative digital agency UNBXD, back to Clayesmore to spend the day with our...
OC shares his skills
We were delighted to welcome back OC Lewis Twydle for the LEAP programme at Clayesmore.
Lewis, a professional private chef, returned to give the Year...
Centenarian Clayesmorian
Congratulations to Tom Tait who celebrated his 100th birthday recently.
Death of Brian
Did the most famous Old Clayesmorian take an accidental overdose or commit suicide? Brian Epstein suffered from depression. A heavy drinker and drug...
Charity Art Sale
We were absolutely thrilled to be able to deliver a cheque for over £800 to the Vale Pantry following the recent art sale. Thank you to everyone...
Sitting Pretty
Congratulation to Olivia Smith (King's 2013) whose self-portrait 'Sitting Pretty' has been identified as an outstanding contribution to the...
New Chair Elected
Congratulations to Rory White-Andrews, (Devine 2008), on being elected Chair of the Old Clayesmorian Society.

Rory writes "I am absolutely...
What an honour!
Incredibly proud of Rosie Adcock (nee Hellewell), (Wolverton 2016), who played the piccolo in the Band and Bugles of the Rifles as part of the Guard of...
Joyce MacDonald RIP
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Joyce MacDonald on 19th March 2021 aged 97. Joyce was a Honorary OC and a much loved member of the Clayesmore...
Debut book for Old Clayesmorian
Congratulations to Maddie-Louise Smith (King's 2010) on the publication of her first children's book 'Not Today Frank'. Maddie teaches...
Man on a mission
We were thrilled to see OC, Gus Casely-Hayford in the Guardian talking about his hopes for the new V&A East. You can read it online here...
The Wailing Nun Nailed
Hugh Thompson (59-64) on a lockdown walk recently visited the grave of the much reviled Bruce Ismay in the enormous and star studded Putney Vale cemetery....
RADA Offer
Congratulations to Lottie Wellbeloved (Wolverton, 20) who has been offered an unconditional place at RADA. Lottie is enrolled ont he FdA Technical Theatre...
Memorial Bench for Nick
Following the sad loss of Nick, we would like to have a suitably inscribed hardwood bench placed near the cricket pitch in his memory. If you would like...
Debut book for Old Clayesmorian
Congratulations to Tom Hicks (Manor 1995) on the publication of his first book.

Bowler's Name is a tale of a life in cricket's margins....
Old Clayesmorian inspires pupils
It was wonderful to welcome Old Clayesmorian, Anthony Allen, back to Clayesmore (albeit remotely). Anthony joined Clayesmore at the age of 13 and was...
PRADA Cup Final Winners
Huge congratulations to OC and former Head Boy Shannon Falcone and his team mates at Luna Rossa on winning the PRADA Cup Final. An incredible achievement!...
Funeral for Bill Chennells
Bill's funeral is taking place on Tuesday 16th February at 12.00 noon. Anyone wishing to pay their respects can join his family virtually by following...
Ancestor Worship
Hugh Thompson (59-64) has just published a book, “When Nelly met Arthur, A Victorian Romance, 1885”. This is based on the correspondence that...
Bill Chennells RIP
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Bill Chennells on 24th January after a short illness.

Bill was at Clayesmore from 1952 until 1956...
Master Musician
We were thrilled to hear that Old Clayesmorian, Daniel Gray (Manor 2017), has been offered a place on the post graduate Master of Music course at Trinity...
H-Art Auction
OC Tony Hart, much loved artist and children's TV presenter, left Clayesmore in 1943 and went on to inspire and educate generations of children about...
Stephen Levinson RIP
We are sad to report the death of Stephen Levinson on 13 January after a short illness.

Stephen was at Clayesmore from 1962 to 1967 and on leaving...
Royal Regiment of Scotland for OC
Congratulations to OC Gregor Sandiford (Devine 2015) commissioned from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in December into the Highlanders, 4th Battalion,...
Nick Goumas RIP
We are most sorry to report the death of Nicolas Goumas after a short illness.

Nick left Clayesmore in 1965 and continued a close association with...
Remembrance Day, Clayesmore Roll of Honour. We will remember them.
Due to current restrictions this year's Act of Remembrance was held in the Chapel and live streamed to the school community.

Highland Cathedral...
Howard Burnham (1965) shares his work
Old Clayesmorian and Actor, Howard Burnham impersonates famous people in history. Here, he shares his characterisation of Churchill in 1944 which was...
New role for Verity
Congratulations to Verity Ellis, Wolverton 2017, who graduated with a 1st in Paramedic Science from Surrey University. Her final practice hours were accommodated...
Royal Engineers for Barney Huthwaite, Manor 2015
We were delighted to hear that Barney, passed out of Sandhurst at the recent Sovereign's Parade with a commission to the Royal Engineers.

Guest...
New English Master for Harrow
Congratulations to Thomasin Bailey, Wolverton 2007, on gaining a PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies from Warwick University. We wish her the...
Anne Beeby RIP
We are very sad to announce that Anne Beeby has passed away. She is fondly remembered by all who knew her. There will be a small family funeral and possibly...
On Cloud Wine
OC Joe Fear and wife Becky have always had a passion for good food and wine, and decided to set up Breezy Ridge Vineyard in Melbury Abbas initially as...
Old Clayesmorian shortlisted for prestigious award
Charles (Manor 2006) works as a portrait painter and we were delighted to hear that he has been shortlisted to exhibit in the BP Portrait Award for the...
James Seddon RIP
James Seddon was an old boy of both the Prep and the Senior School and you will see his name on the prefects board outside the Head’s study in the...
Royal Academy Scholarship for George
Congratulations to George Maddison who has been awarded a scholarship to join the Royal Academy of Music to study an MA in Musical Theatre in September....
Property Networking Lunch enjoyed by many
The inaugural Property Lunch on Wednesday 26th February was a great success. Former Group Chief Executive of Savills, Jeremy Helsby, gave an insightful...
The Old Clayesmorian Society Dinner
There was a healthy turn out for our dinner, held at the School, where OCs young, old and in between tucked into a super meal and rather a lot of wine....
OCs showing their support for the School!
Work on the School’s Lake Project began last year with the construction of a pontoon near the north west edge of the water. It is part of a wider...
First Class Honours for Daria
Daria Ermolenko (Wolverton, 2016) read English Literature with Psychology at the University of Buckingham, while also holding the post of Vice President...
Saying it with flowers
Last week, we were delighted to welcome back OC Esme Donahoo (King’s, 2007), who came to give a talk to Year 12 BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship...
End of term for the OC Society
Dear OCs

Please note that the Alumni Office is now closed until Thursday 2 January 2020 so do bear this in mind if you are ordering anything from...
“Scads” raise funds for OC awards
Former and much-loved art master and Chaplain of Clayesmore, the Rev Norris Scadding, who was on the staff from 1940 until 1962, is still helping its pupils...
A triumph for Eleanor
We recently heard that Eleanor James (Wolverton, 2016) graduated from the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon), Plymouth, with a First Class BSc...
V&A appoint OC to lead the way east…
More news about that Old Clayesmorian marvel of art, culture, history and more, Gus Casely-Hayford (1980). He has just been appointed the inaugural director of V&A East...
Gary’s win gives Wolverton some sugary treats
Free delivery at Daisy Delbridge
A lovely flower shop, owned by Old Clayesmorian, Esme Donohoo (née West, King’s, 2008), is offering free delivery to Clayesmore Society members....
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