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Recent news from James Tuckwell - Year Group 1986
13 April 2019
“The Inept” Friends’ School band in the 80s after a gig at the Leisure Centre. Greg Baldeosingh, James Tuckwell, Olly Hartley, Martin Moore and Tom Ha ...
New date for AGM
10 April 2019
Please note that the date of the AGM has changed to Saturday 25th May at 2.30pm. Same venue - Friends' Meeting House, Saffron Walden.We hope to se ...
Antiques Roadshow - missing footage
10 February 2019
You might have watched the special WW1 episode of the Antiques Roadshow on BBC1 on 4th November where OS Elizabeth Gaines (YG 1956) was to feature wit ...
Decision about listing of Friends' School buildings
18 December 2018
Thanks to Douglas Kent (YG 86) and on the OS Committee for drawing this to our attention and for summarising the findings.Historic England – the gover ...
Robert Dunstan's Christmas Newsletter 2018
03 December 2018
Please find attached the annual newsletter from Robert Dunstan (YG 1955)
Follow developments of the FSSW site
05 November 2018
See this article from the Walden Local on 24 October 2018 which gives a web address www.chasesaffronwalden.co.uk from Chase New Homes to keep up to da ...
News of the archives
04 November 2018
Please find below an article by Martin Hugall with news of the school archives.
Antiques Roadshow - November 4th
27 October 2018
Don't forget to watch the special WW1 episode of the Antiques Roadshow on BBC1 at 18:00 next Sunday 4th November where OS Elizabeth Gaines (YG 1956) w ...
Developer addresses SW Town Council
13 October 2018
Old Scholars Douglas Kent and Martin Hugall attended the meeting of the Saffron Walden Town Council on Monday 8th October where a representative from ...
Robert Semaganda YG 1991
12 October 2018
Robert Semaganda (YG'91) has kept in contact with Fleur Schwind's family since her sad death at home in January 1990 whilst in Form 4. When Robert hea ...
Old Scholars to feature on Antiques Roadshow!
02 October 2018
You may remember the plaque in the library commemorating the Old Scholars who lost their lives in WWI. Two of these Old Scholars were Henry and Benjam ...
News about the school site
01 October 2018
We recently came across the links below from architects Saunders Boston for a proposal for the development of the school site into retirement homes.&n ...
Year Group Reunions
11 July 2018
Although we no longer have access to the school site we very much hope that Year Groups will continue to arrange reunions, either in Saffron Walden or ...
Special General Meeting Minutes 19th May 2018
02 July 2018
We were pleased that 31 members were able to attend the Special General Meeting on Saturday 19th May 2018 and it was unanimously agreed that the Old S ...
'Disastrous policies' led to closure of Walden School
12 June 2018
Please see attached an article in the Walden Local from 23 May 2018 and also one from the Saffron Walden Reporter from 24th May 2018. There is also a ...
GDPR Privacy Notice
24 May 2018
Please see attached our privacy notice in line with the latest General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and our new membership application form.
Further information revealed re. fate of FSSW
03 May 2018
Please see attached an article in the Walden Local from 3 May 2018 which sheds further light on the ill fate of our school.
School sold to developers
25 April 2018
We are very sad to announce that the school has finally been sold to a property developer after nine months of marketing and negotiations with prospec ...
Sweet success for Old Scholar Chris Smith (YG 2004)
10 February 2018
Please click on the link below to read about OS Chris Smith's recent success with the chocolate shop he launched at the end of 2016 with his brother G ...
Michael Rossmann Xmas Newsletter
06 January 2018
For those Old Scholars who attended the school ion the1940s please find attached Michael Rossmann's annual newsletter.
Walden School sale update
11 December 2017
Please find attached a recent article in the Walden Local regarding the administration of the school. A copy of the Administrators' (Grant Thornton) R ...
Congratulations Margaret Watson (nee Pilgrim)!!
16 November 2017
In 1957 Margaret Pilgrim gained a Certificate in Education from Dartford College of Education after completing a three year course for specialist PE t ...
1964 Year Group reunited!
02 November 2017
On Saturday 23rd September the 1964 Year Group gathered from far and wide in Saffron Walden for their annual weekend get-together. Pictured here in th ...
What next for the OSA?
31 October 2017
Sadly the school closed on 7th July 2017 and went into administration on17th July and is in the process of being sold to cover the debts.Due to the su ...
Walden School future
19 October 2017
Please see the attached piece from the Walden Local newspaper 11th October 2017.
Walden School in the News
13 September 2017
Please see attached a piece in the Walden Local regarding closure of the school.
Friends and Families Day cancelled
27 June 2017
I am very sad to have to tell you that Friends and Families Day on Saturday 1st July has now been cancelled.The school is extremely disappointed t ...
Planned closure of Walden School
11 May 2017
Walden School, previously known as Friends’ School Saffron Walden, has announced today the proposal to close the school at the end of the Summer term ...
Old Scholar Peter Avery lectures at Braintree Museum
28 March 2017
Old Scholar Peter Avery (YG 1958) is giving a lecture at Braintree Museum on 28th March 2017 about working with artist Edward Bawden in his studio in ...
Christmas Newsletter 2016
12 December 2016
Please find attached The Old Scholars' Association Christmas newsletter.
Robert Dunstan (YG 1955) Christmas Newsletter
05 December 2016
Please find attached Robert Dunstan's annual newsletter.
Old Scholars return to school
04 November 2016
It was great to welcome back three of our Old Scholars recently.Saffron Walden local William Moen (YG 1978) brought his fellow Old Scholar Adrian St ...
10 October 2016
We are delighted to announce that after more than thirty years together Richard Comber, who was at the school from 1947-49, and his partner Susan Ogde ...
13 September 2016
The School has launched a sculpture competition inviting artists to submit a design for a new sculpture for the front lawn..Please click here for deta ...
New email address
12 September 2016
Please note that although we are still Friends' School Old Scholars Association we have a new email address: email@example.comPlease ...
Congratulations Ben Welch!
14 July 2016
We would like to congratulate Ben Welch who has just graduated from Bangor University with a first class degree in Product Design. Ben only joined the ...
John Searle-Barnes and Julie Anderson retire
01 July 2016
We would like to wish John Searle-Barnes and Julie Anderson well for the future as they retire at the end of term after 32 and 17 years at the school!
Letter from the Head
05 May 2016
Please find attached a letter from the Head about the school's change of name as of 1st September 2016.
Congratulations Alice Irwin!
29 February 2016
Congratulations to Alice Irwin (YG 2012) who has been accepted to study an MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art.
23 February 2016
We now have a Facebook page! This is a closed group so please search for Friends' School Old Scholars and ask to join. We will then be able to add you ...
Wendy Whitmore (nee Osborn) YG 1956
08 February 2016
We would like to thank Wendy Whitmore (YG 1956) for her very generous donation of a bassoon to the school's music department yesterday.If any Old Sc ...
Alex Spooner (YG 2014)
02 February 2016
Congratulations to Alex Spooner who recently won a place at ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) to study for a three year BA in Acting.
Alice Irwin receives prestigious award!
03 December 2015
We are delighted to announce that Alice Irwin (YG 2012) was recently awarded The Anthony Dawson Young Printmakers Award by the Bankside Gallery in Lon ...
Robert Dunstan's Christmas Newsletter
03 December 2015
Please find attached a newsletter from Robert Dunstan (YG 1955)
Year Group 1990 Visit the School
20 June 2015
Nostalgic memories surfaced when Martin Hugall showed Kate Worth (Reed), Ann Nightingale, Angela Yaggard (Huggonson), Emily Lowson and Rachel Stevens, ...
Dawn Denning nee Carpenter (YG 1946)
16 June 2015
Congratulations to Dawn Denning nee Carpenter (YG46) who at the age of 85 was awarded an honorary degree from The University of Winchester in recognit ...
Juliet Jacques (Parry) (YG 1983)
09 June 2015
Please see attached a newspaper article in the Daily Mirror on 19th May 2015 about Old Scholar Juliet Jacques (nee Parry) YG1983
Career Lunches. Can you help with Careers advice?
21 April 2015
Would you or someone you know like to be invited into school to talk to a small group of 10-15 students over lunch about the work you do and or any in ...
Diamond Wedding Congratulations!
14 April 2015
Congratulations to William Henry (Tim) Evens and Margaret Radclyffe who celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 2nd April 2015!William was a ...
FSSW in 1916
03 March 2015
Attached is a photo from Anthony Bedford (Year Group1969) of his grandfather at Friends' School in 1916. Anthony's grandfather was John Townsend Barke ...
03 September 2014
Congratulations to Martin Wood (YG 44) and Anne Pearson who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 25th July.Martin and Anne married at the ...
The School and the Old Scholars' Association
01 July 2014
Three years ago we embarked upon a new relationship with the School. There was to be a closer union and the school would cover the cost of the adminis ...
Sarah Evans - OBE
01 January 2014
Congratulations to former Head Sarah Evans on being invited to receive the OBE award for her Services to Education in the 2014 New Year Honours List. ...
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