Please read this proposal for changes to the St Edmund’s Society
The main object of our Society as stated in our rules is:
To ensure that members are kept closely in contact with each other and the School
To provide all possible assistance to any member who may be in financial or other difficulties
To assist the School and its governing body in every way possible
This has been carried out to the best of the ability of our elected committee, past and present.
For some time now, we as a committee, have been investigating the possibility of a closer working relationship with the School. While working closer than ever before, since the formation of the School’s Foundation Office (which has been our administrative engine room), we now have a situation with two organisations, (The Foundation Office & Society Committee), working separately for the same end.
Welcome from Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Head of School
St Edmund's School is proud of and grateful for the very positive and close relationship which it enjoys with the Society. From organising year group reunions to welcoming individual former pupils who have an interest in revisiting their alma mater, the school is keen to encourage and foster friendships between all those who have fond memories of their old school and its characters.
Our active and creative Foundation Office is always keen to hear from former pupils and to glean information about the St Edmund of old, while of course offering the opportunity for former pupils to be updated on recent and future developments. Please do not hesitate to be in contact with us if you would like to attend particular school events which might be of interest or if you would like to rekindle your acquaintance with the school in any way. We would be delighted to welcome you back as a friend and to share some of our enthusiasm for the school with you.
I joined St Edmund's School in September 1976 at the tender age of 7 years and 4 months. Being the ninth "Hopper" to attend the school, following 3 brothers, 1 father, 2 cousins and 2 uncles I received plenty of advice of what to do and not to do, some of which I used but mostly I forgot!
Sport, particularly cricket, took precedence for me at school and I have many wonderful memories of long afternoons spent on the 1st XI pitch. I made some fantastic friends, many of whom I am still in regular contact with today.
My overall experience of school life was an incredibly positive one with one exception- the CCF (I was never one to conform to authority)!
I left in 1985 after “O” levels and joined Thanet Technical College to study Catering and Hospitality, an exciting industry that I have remained in to this day.
Having married Teresa in 1990, Natasha was born in 1992 and Matthew followed in 1994. Both attended St Edmund’s School with Natasha being appointed School Captain in 2009 in her final year (an accolade no other Hopper had achieved previously!)
St Edmund’s is a fantastic school and one that my family and I are extremely proud to be associated with.