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What is the Old Aldenhamian Society, what are the benefits and why you should join?

The OA Society and the School work together to provide opportunities for social occasions and the continuation of sports and other interests developed at School. It also offers valuable business networking and career development opportunities.

Members of the OA Society will receive an annual magazine, the OA Review, either in hard copy or electronic format. They will also be given remote access to the memb ...
Vice Presidents Comprised of former Presidents of the Committee, former Headmasters or long standing members of the Common Room and other notable OAs, the position is awarded by the Committee for life.

F E Burlingham Johnson Esq


J A Cockett Esq


D R Male Esq CBE

P1942-47 (Ex-President)

Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSO

(SHE1945-50) (Ex-President)

P J Purton Esq OBE

(B1946-51) (Ex-President)

P W Boorman Esq

Headmaster 1974-83

M Higginbottom Esq ...
The OA Committee meets three times a year to discuss and agree events, publications, club activities and other services. If you are interested in joining the Committee or have an item to raise please contact the Development and OA Office oas@aldenham.comAll appointments and re-appointments will take place at the AGM. The President's post is for a period of 3 years, the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer are for 1 year and ordinary Committee Members remain for a period of 3 years. Here is a list of ...
The Old Aldenhamian Society Committee has agreed a set of Objectives and Rules. You can see these by downloading the document here.
The majority of boys and girls become members of the OA Society when they leave Aldenham. Parents are invited to pay an initial membership which will be valid for a minimum of 20 years, after which OAs may renew their membership by making an annual subscription. OAs who did not join the Society whilst at the school and who now wish to join would be warmly welcomed.

Please contact:

The Hon. Secretary

OA Society

Aldenham School




Email: oas@aldenham. ...
The OA Society is run on a day to day basis by the Development and OA Office at Aldenham School.

General enquiries

Ann Saffery

Development and OA Manager

Aldenham School, Elstree, Hertfordshire


Tel: +44 (0)1923 851612



Jackie Wilkie

Development and OA Assistant

Tel: +44 (0)1923 851614

(Richard Platt, in his Orders for the School, appointed the following prayer to be used as A thanckesgiving for the Fownder after his deathe.)

Domine Deus resu'rectio et vita credentium qui semper es laudandus tam in viventibus quam in defunctis agimus tibi gratias pro religioso viro Domino Ricardo Platto hujus Scholae fundatore cuius solius erga bonas literas pietatemq; studio in hac Schola bonis literis innstituimur et ad virtutem erudimur humillime rogantes ut nos his donis recte ad tuam glo ...
(Let us now praise famous men)

Laudate nunc praeteritos

Et omnes bene meritos,

Nobilium memoriam

Et fundatoris gloriam

Ricardi Platt:

Qui suis largitatibus

Fundavit in his partibus

Et dedicavit artibus


Nunc Aldenhamiensibus,

Praeteritis, praesentibus,

Hanc Scholam diligentibus,

Sit felicitas!
Beginning of Meal

Benedic, Domine, nobis, et his donis Tuis quae de Tua largitate sumus sumpturi et concede ut eis salubriter nutriti Tibi debitum obsequium praestare valeamus; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.

End of meal

Concede, Domine Deus, ut his donis datis a Ricardo Platt, fundatore nostro, ad tuam gloriam utamur; et cum omnibus qui in fide Christi decesserunt ad caelestem vitam resurgamus; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.
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