From Phil Harding re Annual Dinner

From Phil Harding – current list of Attendees for the Annual Dinner. Only 4 weeks from now on 05 Dec. All bookings to be received by Phil on or before Monday 30 Nov. Arrive early and take a tour of the school including the new teaching block on the site of the old tennis courts adjoining Cherry Garden Avenue. Plans are in place to replace the legendary Gym, this may be your last chance to re-visit it!

Get some old friends together and make a reunion. The Old Harveians would particularly like to see those who joined the school 50 years ago in 1965 and 25 years ago in 1990. Good to see someone from my year on the list. Where are the rest of the 1969 group? I know that you are out there….

Also on 05 Dec. in the morning the Staff v School football. Spend the afternoon catching up on the changes around the harbour and Old High St before the Dinner in the evening.

More info.

Andy Allon (76-81)

John Batten (52-59)

Michael Bedford (39-46)

Stuart Busby (80-87)

Bill Caudwell – ex-staff (03-13)

John Challis (59-66)

Matt Cinelli (93-00)

John Dennis (Chairman of Governors)

Jeffery Develin (50-56)

Richard Dodds (83-90)

Robin Eyers (50-56)

Daniel Falvey (03-10)

Bill Floydd (48-49)

Trevor Greening (ex-Governor)

John Greening (69-76)

Phil Harding – ex-staff (79-12)

David Harrison (59-60)

John Herbert – ex-staff (59-89)

Ivor Hopper (45-52)

Peter Imbert (44-49)

James Johnson (03-10)

Barry Knight (75-82)

Colin Manning (52-54)

Brian Michell (45-48)

Scott Norman (85-92, Headmaster)

Cyril Orchard (41-47 OHA President 1971)

Simon Philpott (74-81)

Jim Radford (60-65)

Keith Radford (52-54)

Henry Shackleton (34-40)

John Smith (46-53)

Martin Taylor-Smith (64-71)

Nigel ‘NAT’ Thomas – ex-staff (61-92)

Alec Vincent (49-54)

Chris Wells (55-60)

Chris White (93-00)

Derek Wood (45-51)

Dick Young – ex-staff (62-95)

Don Young (50-52)





Saturday 5th December   7.00 pm for 7.30 pm at the School

The Dinner has been a sell-out in the past two years!  To avoid disappointment, please book early.

We hope for a particularly good attendance from those who joined or left the School 50 years ago in 1965 and 25 years ago in 1990

As usual a good number of current and former staff are expected. Regular attendees (tbc) include Nigel ‘Nat’ Thomas, Peter ‘Pat’ Thomas, John Edwards, Bill Wright, Simon Goodfellow, Geoff Cooke, Richard ‘Dick’ Young, John Herbert and more.

For Menu and Booking Form click here   DINNER NOTICE DEC 2015

Dinner 2013 - Barry Fuller & Nicholas Robbins & Richard Robbins & Peter thomas



GCSE Results 2015: Outstanding number of A and A* grades for The Harvey Grammar School’s pupils

Boys at the The Harvey Grammar School celebrated another successful set of results this morning.

Kenneth Gainsford and Ethan Pyott lead the group with 12 GCSE’s each all at A* and A grades.

Head Teacher Scott Norman said: “A year of very hard work from our boys and staff has delivered another outstanding set of GCSE results.

“It’s also very pleasing that all 14 of our Y11 students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and for whom we receive additional pupil premium funding performed extremely well and gained the 5A*-C including Maths and English benchmark.”

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Library Book Appeal – Update

From Phil Harding

“Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Library Appeal. Our target of buying 200 books has already been exceeded, and the School is currently looking to add to the list so that more books can be purchased. All books will have a commemorative sticker inserted in them to acknowledge the sponsor.

The books will make a significant difference to the Library and will be ordered over the summer holiday so that they arrive in good time for the start of the new School Year in September.  The Appeal is still running for Old Harveians to contribute if they wish to.”

Further update  from Phil 27 July – ‘I estimate we will end up being able to buy 350-400 books, which is a massive amount for the library’.


From John Oliver

There are some spaces left on the OHA Annual Outing.
The trip is on Saturday 15th of August. Cost £45 which includes a coach trip with Crosskeys Coaches to The Olympic Park where we pick up a Blue Badge Guide from City and Village Tours who will take us around the park taking in the iconic venues. We then rejoin the coach at The Westfield Shopping centre for a ride through Epping Forest and up the Lee Valley where we board a wide beamed barge for a 90 minute cruise during which a cream team will be served at tables and chairs.

If there is sufficient interest some can enjoy a cable car ride over The Thames on the way back which will be extra but the cost is not known until I am aware of numbers.

This is all for the benefit of the OHA and therefore the School. John has been arranging highly successful Outings for many years. Please support this if you can. For more info contact John Oliver

Philip Burgess…

The ceremony for Old Harveian Philip Burgess and his crewmates, killed when their Lancaster bomber was shot down over Germany in WW2, took place in Germany on 17 May.

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Library Book Appeal


(The former students’ association of The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone)


President: John Batten


The Old Harveians Association is committed to supporting to the School in every way possible. In recent years, the generosity of members has enabled us to purchase a new minibus, upgrade stage lighting and sound equipment, send a whole year group of boys to the battlefields of the Somme to commemorate the centenary of World War 1, and establish a fund to support boys whose backgrounds would otherwise hinder their opportunities.


The School is very fortunate to still have a library at its core, and we wish to enhance the enjoyment that pupils receive from reading by substantially adding to the range of fiction books that they can borrow.


We are therefore appealing to Old Harveians to consider sponsoring the books listed below. All are priced at £8 each, and members are welcome to sponsor one or more of their choice.  We will insert a commemorative sticker in each book to acknowledge the sponsor.


If you feel able to support the School in this way, please complete the form below, indicating which book(s) you wish to sponsor, and send it, with a cheque made payable to OHA, to: Old Harveians Association, The Harvey Grammar School, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, CT19 5JY.


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OHA Library Appeal


Name & Address:…………..…………………………………………………………………………




I wish to sponsor ………… book(s) @ £8.00 per book, and enclose a cheque made payable to OHA.


  • I am happy for the School to choose the book(s) to which my sponsorship should be assigned


  • I would like to sponsor the following book(s):


(please delete as applicable)








Please send your cheque and form to: Old Harveians Association,

The Harvey Grammar School, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, CT19 5JY




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BZRK Apocalypse Michael Grant Scorpia Rising Anthony Horowitz
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Old Harveians social London May 13

A reminder that the next social event for old Harveians is just two weeks away. The much requested ‘beer in London’ is 13 May. Venue, recommended by an old boy, is
Via Fossa, VIA Canary Wharf
2 The Port East Building
Hertsmere Road
E14 4AY
Weds. 13 May from 5pm until the last person leaves. Hopefully it will be a warm, pleasant evening and we can get a table or two outside in the fresh air. Usual informal format. No booking. Just turn up, enjoy a beer or two, meet old friends, make new friends, chat, laugh and reminisce, network and make new contacts. Open to all old Harveians, not just members of the various social media groups. If you know any old boys drag them along.
For more info, tel: 01233 500464 or 07939 101065