OLD COLYTONIAN SOCIETY LAUNCHED IN LONDON

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the school launched the ‘Old Colytonian Society’ at the Thames Pavilion in the House of Commons.

Former Headteachers Mr Ernest Fox, Mr Barry Sindall, Mr Paul Evans and Mrs Jayne Wainwright travelled up to London with current Headteacher Mr Tim Harris, to meet with former staff, students and current parents for the launch. The Palace of Westminster made an iconic and fitting backdrop for the event.

The  Old Colytonian Society  is a group of supporters and friends of Colyton Grammar School (alumni, staff, parents and community).

The attendees were welcomed to the Thames Pavilion by Neil Parish MP, who celebrated that we were the only Grammar School in his constituency. Chair of Trustees, Barry Sindall, reminded us that we were the oldest state grammar school in the country, established in 1546, and how we remained focused on providing the very best education for girls and boys.

Sir Graham Brady MP spoke to the audience about the importance of Grammar Schools and how Colyton Grammar plays an important role in the British educational landscape.

Over 40 alumni, parents, trustees and former staff were in attendance. It was a fantastic celebration and lovely to see everybody networking and reminiscing about their time at Colyton.

With many farewells being followed by the question "When is the next one?"!

Dr Emma Styles
Funding & Development Officer

OCS June 2018 1

L-R: Paul Evans, Jayne Wainwright, Tim Harris, Ernest Fox, Barry Sindall

OCS June 2018 3

Class of 2017: Todd Olive & Georgina Telford

OCS June 2018 2

Being welcomed inside the Thames Pavilion

OCS June 2018 music

A musical interlude from Director of Music, Mr David House, and current sixth form students

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