Gordon’s came to define me. As a boarder you don’t simply attend lessons – you become woven into the fabric of the School and, in turn, it shapes your outlook for years to come...
Gordon's School alumni association
KNOWN AS THE 'GORDONIANS', WE REPRESENT ALL FORMER STUDENTS AND STAFF OF GORDON'S SCHOOL, WHICHEVER THEIR GENERATION AND WHATEVER THE LENGTH OF TIME SPENT AT THE SCHOOL, OR HOME.
Our purpose is to provide the focus and means by which Gordonians can maintain their link with Gordon’s School and with each other, both within the UK and around the world. We also exist to support the School as well as Gordonians. We work together with the School Governors, The Gordon Foundation, the Head Teacher and the Development Office to maintain the reputation of Gordon’s School and help to ensure its continuing success and prosperity.
When established, the Gordonians operated as a separate association with a chargeable annual membership. However, as it became increasingly clear that many Gordonians felt excluded from Gordonian and School activities due to the subscription structure as well as the will to include all alumni within the Gordon Community, in June 2019 existing Members voted in favour of dissolving the Association. From January 2020, management of Gordon’s alumni relations and activities moved into the School community, specifically the Development Team within The Gordon Foundation. We are confident that this change, particularly removing a paid annual membership, will encourage all Gordonians to feel part of the community regardless of their circumstances.
With the agreement of the membership, management of Gordonian funds has been transferred, with appropriate restrictions, to The Gordon Foundation, with oversight provided by the new Gordonian Advisory Panel. An important function of this Panel is also to oversee the funding and allocation of the provision of the Gordonian Awards, funded from Gordonian funds.
A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS, House Master from 1980-1991, Assistant School Chaplain 1991-1994, School Chaplain 1994-2017 REVEREND DENIS ROBINSON
'When I was appointed at the then Gordon Boys School in 1980 the Prospectus stated it was a State Boarding School run on Public school lines for 250 boys 11-16. In my 37 years at Gordon's I was involved in the many positive changes and modernisation that have contributed to its outstanding success.
I urge you to make renewed contact with your old School that you can be proud to have been part of.
Do stay connected with your Old school, its part of your life story.
Make plans for 2033 especially, when we can celebrate the 200 Anniversary of Gordon's birth when hopefully King Charles or his son visit as did our Patron in 1985. If for instance its eleven years since you left. Reflect on how quickly the time has gone by and get in touch. God willing I'll be there!
Every blessing, Rev Denis Robinson'.
A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR GORDONIANS Harriet Turk nee McGuire (10596)
'I attended the school between 2003 and 2008 and as a member of Augusta House. I have fond memories of inter-house competitions, school trips and day-to-day school life. I am the youngest of four siblings who all attended Gordon’s and we all now receive the Gordonian Newsletter throughout the year as well as attending the summer Annual parade where we can re-connect with old school friends. The Gordonian’s website is a great resource when it comes to finding old school friends or knowing when the next events or reunions are. I am currently running my own business and the Business Breakfast Network Meetings are a great way of Gordon’s supporting their alumni, offering us the chance to network in such a familiar environment with other local businesses'.
A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS & GORDONIAN JONaTHAN BELL 7918 (1980) China
'I attended the school between 1975 and 1980 (7918, China House). I was recently invited to join the Advisory Panel ensuring funds raised by 'Old Gordonians' are used to best effect. I am particularly interested in ensuring that financial awards continue to be given to those showing the most talent, but also with the greatest need.
Since moving back to the area it has been a great pleasure to reconnect with friends from the school and interesting to see how the school has developed. I would highly recommend any Old Gordonians visit the school and get involved in the many organised events.'
Please read the "Student's introduction to the Gordonians" below.
We do have the option for families to request the school files of Gordoinans for a fee of £30, please contact The Community & Development office for more information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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