Old Elthamians

Old Elthamians


How it started ➡️ how it’s going

There’s an Osprey debut up for grabs for Huw Sutton off the bench today 💪

Swansea University Blackheath Rugby Club Old Elthamians
Found this photograph at my late parents house earlier this year. That’s me back row, 2nd left. I believe this was the Headmaster award around 1983. I left in 1986. Apologies that I am unable to recollect other names though.
Found this old map (thought to date from between 1888 and 1912 - the latter being when the school moved to its current site from Blackheath) showing EC as a Royal Naval School. Hoping it will be of interest to some as it was to me!

I’ve set up a group for minis sections across SE London and Metropolitan Kent to connect, advertise festivals and events, and organise fixtures.

It would be great if you joined, here’s the link:


Jack Gash joined the 150 club at Park against Old Elthamians - check out these shots from the game last month as well as some other highlights!
Match report from Thanet Wanderers RUFC Under 14s' game against Old Elthamians and East Kent Pirates game at .....

Vote for our September Try of the Month, featuring scores against Old Elthamians Canterbury Rugby Club & Blackheath Rugby Club in NCA Rugby: National Leagues Nat 1!

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The winner will be announced on Monday @ 6pm!

Enjoy 😊

The Slingbacks - Rosslyn Park Ladies Rosslyn Park Netball Club Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens Talking Rugby Union

A page for all Old Elthamians and those part of the Elthamian community.

A page for Old Elthamians to share news, see reunion dates and look at pictures from events.

Operating as usual


There's just one month to go until this bar is PACKED with OEs from the Class of 2013. The official 10-year reunion takes place from 5pm on Thursday 19 October in the mezzanine bar of The Hydrant Craft Bar & Kitchen EC3R 8BG. https://elthamians.network/events/38 for guest list/more info!


Class of 2013 - can you believe it's been 10 years since you left us!? We're delighted to invite you to the official Class of 2013 10-year reunion! Thursday 19 October at The Hydrant EC3R 8BG from 5pm. Guest List/More info: https://elthamians.network/events/38

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 13/09/2023

Class of 2013 - can you believe it's been 10 years since you left us!? We're delighted therefore, to invite you to the official Class of 2013 10-year reunion! Thursday 19 October at The Hydrant EC3R 8BG from 5pm. For Guest List/More info: https://elthamians.network/events/38 ❤️

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 29/05/2023

1953, Tenzing Norgay & Edmund Hillary summited for the 1st time. Youngest on the support team was George Band (OE 1947) aged just 24. He made the 1st ascent of in 1955 with climbing legend Joe Brown. The Climbing Wall is named in George's memory. Visit www.elthamians.network for more info.


Today marks the start of
week. We’re delighted the whole cohort are engaged in meaningful WEx for the next 5 days. To all those supporting our students, including our amazing parental and
Old Elthamians communities, we just wanted to say thank you ☺️

OE Golf Day - Eltham College 19/05/2023

Just three weeks to go until the OE Golf Day! Fri 9 Jun '23 Tickets start at just £20 for lunch & 18 holes (CGC members). For more info or to book, visit

OE Golf Day - Eltham College We return to the beautiful Chislehurst Golf Club on Friday 09 June 2023 and OEs and their guests can play 18 or 27 holes on the day.


Spring has sprung, and so has a new term!
Welcome back to all our students and staff. Here’s to a great start to both the week and the term.

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 17/03/2023

Closes today! If you haven’t already, now’s your chance to share your views on OE events with us! https://forms.office.com/e/0mMiEaxiFD Join hundreds of OEs who have had their say!


Closes tomorrow! We’re developing a really clear picture of the type of events Old Elthamians are interested in. Please do share your thoughts and ideas with us.



Old Elthamians are responding by the hundreds – thank you! Your feedback on OE events is greatly appreciated. If you haven’t already, please do share your thoughts with us on OE events @ https://forms.office.com/e/0mMiEaxiFD


There are just four days left to tell us your views on Old Elthamian events… Join the hundreds of OEs who have given us valuable feedback already! https://forms.office.com/e/0mMiEaxiFD

Fill | Old Elthamians 2023 Events Survey 14/03/2023

There are just four days left to tell us your views on Old Elthamian events… Join the hundreds of OEs who have given us valuable feedback already!

Fill | Old Elthamians 2023 Events Survey Opens 7 March. Closes 17 March 2023.


Our events survey opened on Tuesday and thanks go to the hundreds of OEs who have already shared their views with us! If you'd like to have your say on future OE events, please go to https://forms.office.com/e/0mMiEaxiFD. The survey is completely anonymous and has just 10 questions.


One of the pleasures of inviting OEs back to school is to see their joy, and that of staff, when they are reunited. Yesterday we were delighted to welcome Annabel Middleton, who spoke to students as part of our week-long celebration of Here she is meeting up with Terri just before her talk ❤️


It was fantastic to welcome OE Liv Rigby back to school yesterday to deliver the first of a week-long programme of talks to mark . She spoke to a packed Old Library of students of all ages and genders on one of the IWD missions this year - 'Women Forging Change'.


Join us for our second talk to celebrate OE Annabel Middleton, Director at YourBodyMeansBusiness, will share how to realise your limitless potential by putting your wellness first, with simple tips that can make a massive difference to your life and the importance of empowering women’s choices in health. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3yl6WhT


In memory of Julian Yarnold who died last month, here is a montage of his productions between 1985-2004. Visit www.elthamians.network/feed for full-size images and more.


As is our long-standing tradition, we marked the annual act of Remembrance on Friday 11 November. This included a special service in the Chapel and a wreath-laying ceremony at the school’s War Memorial. Led by the Chaplain, the service included special hymns, performances by our choirs and soloists, and readings by the Head Boy and Head Girl. We were honoured to be joined by special guest, Lieutenant Archie Taylor of the Irish Guards, who outlined his role in the army, what Remembrance means to him and what inspires his Christian faith.

Our act of Remembrance is moving, and not least in the company of our whole school community of more than 1,000 students and staff who act as witnesses to the wreath-laying ceremony to remember fallen OEs and then take part in a two-minute respectful silence in memory of those from our community who gave their lives.

Our school archivist, Andrew Beattie, researched and wrote a special booklet about Eltham’s wartime experiences. Called “The College at War”, it covers Eltham’s experience of living through periods of war in the last century, the school’s wartime evacuation, and how we ‘remember’ today. You can read ‘The College at War’ here:https://www.elthamcollege.london/wp-content/uploads/The-College-at-War-Booklet-November-2021.pdf

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 06/10/2022

Calling the Classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 - just a few places remain at your OE reunion on Thu 13 October, so book your spot now! https://elthamians.network/events/29

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 07/09/2022

Calling the Class of 2012 - Your Leavers' Ball felt like just yesterday, but it's been a whole decade since you left Eltham! To celebrate this milestone, we're holding a reunion drinks reception on Thursday 13 October in Central London. We've hired an exclusive bar, the first round is on us and we'll lay on a bite to eat too. Places for this FREE event are strictly limited, so check out the guest list and reserve your place at https://elthamians.network/events/29 now!


This week we look back ten years to 2012. 'The Pied Piper', 'A Country Scene' and MorrisDancing! See the pics and more at elthamians.network/feed


Calling ALL classes ending in a 0, 1, 5 or 6 - the reunion dinners you missed out on due to lockdown are back!

And we're holding a special one just for you... 🥳

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 22/07/2022

We've had some cracking in recent weeks. Mr Wilson's form 4B in 1952, , Mssrs Broncz, Davies, Jones and Thomas from ~1990. A trip to , and in the Quad!

See the pics and more at http://elthamians.network/feed


This week we look at the EC Community Orchestra tours to in and , plus #2002 tours to and including a masterclass by virtuoso Daniel Roth. See the pics and more at http://elthamians.network/feed

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 07/07/2022

Last day of term here Eltham College and we said goodbye to Mr Broncz after 35 years and Mrs Richards after 28 years. Thanks to both for such loyal service and for helping countless over that time.


This week on elthamians.network we have the really old 'new' , the mighty Upper Ones of 1955, , Geologists in Cornwall and Linguists in Germany See the pics and more at elthamians.network/feed


Have you still ‘got it’? It’s internal exam week the College this week, but the archivist has unearthed exam papers in algebra, chemistry, history and French from way back in 1956! If you’d like to attempt them, check out this week’s at www.elthamians.network/feed


Well done to Sixth Form students Ben, Lauren, Charlie, Ojorumi and Cameron! All 5 students have secured places at leading Drama Schools this year showing just how well the creative arts are flourishing at Eltham. So far they have had offers from Mountview, GSA, E15, ArtsEd, Birmingham Conservatoire and Rose Bruford. A full news article to follow when all of the offers are in!

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 25/05/2022

The end of an era as the Staff Work Room closes for refurbishment. How many books were marked in here over the years we wonder!?


So many of our fantastic OE community support this amazing work experience programme. If you’d like to get involved next year, you can drop us a line at [email protected] or register/update your ‘willing to help’ settings on https://elthamians.network/ We really couldn’t do it without you 💪🏼


Lower Sixth are taking part in this week and we've been able to offer that meet a wide range of interests with ranging from barristers’ chambers to architect practices, global engineering companies and publishers to investment banks! Good luck to them all and we can't wait to hear all about it after the half term break.


Great to see an OE featured in The Times crossword this weekend. One clue solved, but any help with the finch greatly appreciated 🐦


Continuing the horticultural theme started yesterday, as well as the amazing school Wisteria on The Quad, the yellow roses are currently looking truly magnificent on the Music School.

Nestled among this fabulous display, eagle-eyed visitors will spot a plaque commemorating Joan Brown, a long-term teacher of Junior School boys. The building previously housed both the classrooms and dormitories for the youngest students at Eltham College from 1924-1960.

Photos from Old Elthamians's post 05/05/2022

It has been noted by many, including the great News from Monty Don, that this year has been exceptional when it comes to Wisteria. I think we'd have to agree the magnificent display on The Quad this afternoon bears testament to that fact.

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