Social Events

The oldest known festive gathering of "Gentlemen educated at Ashford School" was held at The Saracen's Head Hotel on the 20th August 1776 when "Dinner was on the Table at Two o'clock"

Future Events

AGM and Annual Dinner - Saturday 16 December 2017 at the Norton Knatchbull School

The AGM will commence at 5.15pm.

The Annual Dinner will commence at 6.00pm for 7.00pm.

Menu

Soup

Roast Turkey and Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Vegetable Selection, Sausage and Bacon Wraps

Christmas Pudding and Cream

Selection of Fruit and Nuts

Coffee and Mince Pies

Price £20 per head.

Please complete the attached form and return to Tom Snare.

London Dinner - Friday 27 April 2018 at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, Pall Mall.

Old Ashfordians' London Dinner 2017

Twenty-five members and guests attended the 2017 London Dinner at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London.  Attending from the School were Ms S Staab (President and Head Teacher), Mr J MacLean, Mrs S Kelly (Deputy Head), Mrs S Moir (School Business Development Officer), Mr J Pryor (Head Boy) and Ms C Cooper (Head Girl).

Ms. C Cooper proposed the Toast to the Association.  She remarked that the school had provided many opportunities to her, and that, if you believe in yourself, anything can be achieved due to the school and its ethos. The Toast to the School was proposed by Mr J Grocott (2004-2011).  He stressed the importance of continuing relationships and ties between former pupils and the school, and the vital role Old Ashfordians can play in this.  The Toast was responded to by the President, who provided her regular update of events at the School. .

Old Ashfordians' Annual Dinner and Annual General Meeting 2016

Thirty-seven members and guests attended the 2016 Annual Dinner at the School.  Attending from the School were Ms S Staab (President and Head Teacher), Mrs P Bunnell (School Business Manager), Mrs S Moir (School Business Development Officer), Mr J Pryor (Head Boy), and Miss C Cooper (Head Girl).

The Toast to the School was proposed by The Hon. Secretary, Mr S Hallam (1984-1989).  The Toast was responded to by the President, who provided her usual update of events at the School.  The Toast to the Association was proposed by Mr J Pryor.  The Toast was responded to by Mr J Manuell (2005 - 2012), who had stood down as Social Secretary at the AGM, having served in the post during 2016

Old Ashfordians' London Dinner 2016

Twenty-eight members and guests attended the 2016 London Dinner at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London.  This was the first Dinner at this exciting and impressive venue.

Attending from the School were Ms S Staab (President and Head Teacher), Mrs S Kelly (Deputy Head), Mrs P Bunnell (School Business Manager), Mr H Triggs (School Captain), Mr S Grobler and Mr A Goncalves (Deputy School Captains).

The Toast to the School was proposed by Prof. G Petts.  The Toast was responded to by the President, who provided an extensive update of events at the School.  The School Captain and his Vice Captains provided an enthralling insight into their time at the School, after which the School Captain proposed the Toast to the Association.

Prof. Petts encouraged all members to support the School's NKS and 'Buy a Brick' appeals, further details of which can be found on the School's main website.

Old Ashfordians' Annual Dinner 2015

Twenty-four members and guests attended the 2015 Annual Dinner at the Masonic Hall in Ashford.  Attending from the School were Ms S Staab (President and Head Teacher), Mr J MacLean, Mr H Triggs (School Captain), Mr S Grobler and Mr A Goncalves (Deputy School Captains).

The Toast to the School was proposed by Mrs S Farrant (Staff 1990 - 2015).  The Toast was responded to by the President, who provided her usual update of events at the School.  The Toast to the Association was proposed by Mr H Triggs.  The Toast was responded to by Mr P Sibbald (1988 - 1993), who had stood down as Secretary of the Old Ashfordians at the AGM.