The Old Kingswoodian Association
The Old Kingswoodian Association is a vibrant community of over 5,000 former pupils of Kingswood School. It aims to provide opportunities for Old Kingswoodians to keep in touch with each other and Kingswood School, to support current pupils where possible and to further their interests.
A comprehensive and growing programme of social, sports and arts events, reunions for specific years and geographical groups are organised annually, at the School and around the world.
Through its members, the Association assists fellow Old Kingswoodians and those still at Kingswood with career information, mentoring and talks.
The Executive Committee, meeting at least three times a year, is responsible for the development of the strategy and the day-to-day running of the Association along with Michele Greene, Development and Alumni Officer.
£15 per person for a two course hot buffet supper. 7pm for 7.45pm – For all the Kingswood Community and guests.
The Kingswood Business Networking Event will be hosted in the Sixth Form Dining Room on Tuesday 12 March at 6.30pm.
This event is free but please register. For any business interested in attending, you do not have to have a connection to Kingswood.
For all Old Kingswoodians in their 40s and 50s. This event is free with a welcome drink and canapés.
The event will take place at Le Café Du Marche, 22 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6DX.
If you would like to register your attendance for this event, please contact Michele Greene.
Community Supper (MJSD) £15 per person for a two course hot buffet supper. 7pm for 7.45pm. For all the Kingswood Community and guests.
Association Day will begin at 10am on Saturday 22 June at Kingswood School for a morning of events, followed by lunch in the Dining Hall and then there will be sport to watch on the Upper with afternoon tea served at 3.30pm. This is for all Old Kingswoodians and your families are welcome to join us.
Reunions are being held on this day so please join us if you are a leaver of 1979, 1989, 1999 or 2009.
Association Day 2019
Association Day will take place on Saturday 22 June 2019. More details will be confirmed closer to the event. A reunion for 1979 leavers is being organised for this day.
More events for 2019 will appear soon. If you are interested in getting involved with an event, are in a position to offer a venue, or want to sponsor one, please contact the Association office.
Kingswood Christmas Reception
On Saturday 22 December 2018 we held our first Christmas Reception at the Apex Hotel in Bath. Over 150 attended, including many much loved teachers and it proved that our Old Kingswoodians know how to have fun!
20s and 30s Event
On Saturday 17 March, the Kingswood Association held its 20s and 30s event at Le Cafe Du Marche in London where former pupils joined by current and former staff for drinks and canapes.
Kingswood Community Supper
Kingswood loves to keep in touch with former parents and former staff as well as its former students.
The Kingwood Community Supper is a relaxed event where the whole Kingswood Community can get together and enjoy a two course supper. We hold this four times a year here at Kingswood School, and encourage all the Kingswood Community to join us. Current staff love to pop in and catch up with everyone.
'1968 Invincibles' Reunion
On Thursday 5th July 2018, the Invincible Cross Country and Athletics teams of 1968 got together at Kingswood School’s Sports Day for a 50 year reunion.
Association Day 2018
On Saturday 23 June, Kingswood welcomed back more than 150 former pupils for the annual Association Day. 1970/71, 1978', 1988, and 1998 leavers all enjoyed reunions along with their friends and families in wonderful weather at Kingswood.
Overseas Kingswood Community Receptions
Over the past few months, there have been a number of overseas Kingswood receptions.
The annual KAN Magazine is sent to all members and is supplemented by regular electronic and social media communication. The 2018 KAN Magazine can be read by clicking on the image below and it will provide readers with an update of what has been going on in the Kingswood Association over the past year.
Update On A Long-Awaited CD Of Music By John Sykes
We have now raised a total of about £9500 from eighteen generous donors. This is a wonderful tribute to John Sykes and to all who love his music. It means we can expect to make one CD. Albion Records have said that we should raise at least another £5000 if we want to make two. We have asked the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust for a grant, but they are unable to help. This is a progress report and not a plea for more financial support, but if you know any KS friends who might be interested, we are still open for contributions.
Given the financial constraints, we are planning a recording of up to 80 minutes using four performers. This would consist of songs and piano music, and would include many of his settings of William Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience' and of Randall Swingler's 'Homage to Dowland', the Toccata, the Paean from 'Adventure Story' - both for piano, and the Polonaise ('Assyrian Festive Dance', from 'Jonah and the Whale') for piano duo. These rank among the best music he wrote, and should give reviewers, critics and newcomers to his music a rounded view of his work.
We are now searching for the most suitable (and best) artists to do this music justice. Then we can move on to booking dates for recording studio, producer, engineer and soloists. It is not a quick process!
With very many thanks to you all for your support.
Alan Tongue and Peter Clulow
P. J. Clulow and A. F. Tongue
John Sykes with the Orchestra in 1953.
Year Group and Sports Representatives
This is a new initiative which aims to encourage alumni to volunteer to network with their peer group and act as representatives for events. If you are interested in becoming a year group or sports' representative please contact the Association office.
Alumni Around The World
There is a list of alumni living abroad who are willing to provide advice and support to others who are visiting their countries in the KAN Magazine mentioned above.
Gary Best Travel Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded annually to any Old Boy or Old Girl under the age of 26 who will carry out work for a charity/NGO which benefits a community in a deprived part of the world. The work, whether paid or unpaid, must have an altruistic and socially beneficial aim and done within a 12-month period from the date of the award. In the past, awards have ranged from £300-£500, but this is dependent on the number of successful applicants and the amount to be disbursed.
The deadline for the Gary Best Travel Scholarship is Friday 7 June 2019.
To find out more about the Gary Best Travel Scholarship, please contact the Association office.
Student Declaration Form
Former students are encouraged to complete the form below so the Kingswood Association can keep in contact with them about upcoming events.
Hire of Facilities
The School has a wide range of excellent amenities for hire that are suitable for business, sporting and social occasions, and wedding receptions. To find out more about the hire of facilities, click here.
Alumni and their guests are welcome to visit the School at any time; however, you are advised to book through the Association office in advance to ensure that there are no problems with your chosen date and that a member of staff is available to accompany you and your guests around the School. Please note that you are not allowed to walk around the School unaccompanied.
Alumni and Development Officer
01225 734 283
The Old Kingswoodian Association Office