Alumni – Old Beaconians
The New Beacon is developing the network of old boys (alumni) and former staff. The Old Beaconian Community which, with your help and support can be made into a thriving one, will become embedded into the School as the Year 8 boys move on to their senior schools each year.
We offer past pupils the opportunity to come together to enjoy social events to keep in touch through the website and the Alumni Old Beaconian Facebook group.
We are always delighted to welcome back our alumni to visit the school and to hear how your journey has continued after your time at The New Beacon. Please keep us up to date with your contact details by completing the form at the bottom of the page.
Old Beaconians lunch and tours of School Saturday 21 September
Sadly we had to cancel our Old Beaconian cricket match and lunch event for this Saturday 25 May as we could not field enough players. However we are happy to announce the rescheduled date is Saturday 21 September for lunch and tours at School. The tickets are £15 per person including refreshments on arrival, buffet lunch and drinks. Please book via this link.
If you are interested in sport there will be some football matches taking place at school from 10am, you would be welcome to come and support our teams and there will be refreshments available. Tours of the school commence at 11am. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm and departure will be at 2.30pm. We do hope to see you in the Autumn and please feel free to share this invitation with fellow Old Beaconians.
Charity Cricket Dinner and audience with David Gower OBE and Chris Cowdrey Friday 8 November
David Gower and Chris Cowdrey have been close friends since 1976 when they toured the West Indies with Young England. It was a victorious tour under Cowdrey’s captaincy. They were reunited on the field in 1984 when roles were reversed and Gower led England to a series win in India and Cowdrey played all 5 Tests.
David Gower played 117 Test Matches for England scoring 8,231 runs and also a further 114 One Day Internationals. Perhaps the most graceful and loved player that England has ever had and for decades he has been the face of cricket as the Lead Presenter and commentator on Sky television…A man well remembered for flying a Tiger Moth over the ground of an England match he was actually playing in!
Chris Cowdrey and his father Lord (Colin) Cowdrey were only the second father and son to captain England. Chris was Kent Captain for six years from 1985 and with his brother Graham there was a Cowdrey on the Kent team sheet for 48 consecutive years. In 1988 he was appointed England Captain against the West Indies at Headingley. He is now much in demand as an After-Dinner speaker and Master of Ceremonies where his humour delights audiences.
The ticket price includes a welcome drink, delicious 3 course dinner, coffee/tea and plenty of funny anecdotes from David and Chris. There will also be a paying bar. Dress code is Black Tie. The timings are 7.30pm arrival and dinner to commence at 8pm. Tables of ten or individual tickets can be booked. Please book via this link.
Come witness a first-class friendship still going strong after more than 40 years. From schoolboy beginnings to Ashes winning innings, David and Chris have seen it all together. Expect a fun-filled, laugh a minute show packed with anecdotes from the two pals whose lives are arguably rooted in the history of cricket more than anyone else today.
The Old Beaconians Team
Clare Sender is the Development Manager and Theresa Ells is our Alumni Officer and they are both very keen to receive news of our alumni.