About Us

The Old Harveians Association is for alumni of the Harvey Grammar School of all ages and eras to keep in touch with their friends, peers, teachers and with the School. Members range in age from those who have left in the last couple of years to students from the 1930s and 40s.

There are thousands of Old Harveians in all fields of life, public service and business across the world. Two even met on a mountain in South America.

Others include a recently retired Master of the Queen Mary 2, the Principal of Hertford College at Oxford University, the Head of the Test and Development Centre at Mercedes F1, the Managing Director of an International Bank and several Professors. And, perhaps most importantly, the current Head of School itself, the first Old Boy to hold the position.

Students who made their mark longer ago (some sadly no longer with us) include a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Life Peer, a Kent and England cricketing legend and a rock star. And the staff also have their stories with several being involved with the Bletchley code-breakers in World War 2.

Almost without exception, former students recognise what an exceptionally fine school the Harvey was and how fortunate we are to have received such a good all-round education. In recent years the school’s record of achievement has excelled in every area. At the last Ofsted inspection the school was classed as Outstanding in every category.

For the more athletic (or just enthusiastic) the Association also fields teams against the School in the annual football, cricket, hockey, table tennis and golf matches – enthusiasm is more important than talent!

The OHA has a unique and close relationship with the School. The Harvey does not have a Parent Teachers Association and the OHA provides the important fund-raising that is usually done by a PTA. In recent years these funds have provided a new mini-bus, re-stocked the Library and sent all Year 9 pupils to Ypres war graves each year during the WW1 commemorations. This is why your membership and subscription is so important. The Association produces a regular Newsletter and has an active social calendar. The first Saturday in December always sees the OHA Annual Reunion Dinner at the School, which invariably attracts a large gathering and is a focus for the year-group reunions. We hold occasional luncheons with distinguished speakers, a Concert each March as well as running trips to places of interest.

New Members
If you would like to join the association for just £10 per year subscription, just complete our Membership Application Form and we’ll be pleased to welcome you to our active and flourishing alumni Association. The subscription is taken from your bank account on the 1st of January each year, so the sooner you join, the more you get for free!


Great News!

We’re hoping to hold the OHA Annual Dinner later this year so pencil in

Saturday 4th December 2021.

Watch this space for further news!



The New Foxtrot Serenaders.

  Thank you to all of you who bought tickets for the concert that should have been on Saturday 21st March 2020 and then agreed to hold them for the postponed date of 20th March 2021.

  No one could have predicted that one year on we would still be in lock down over this unprecedented pandemic but such is the case so March 20th as the date for this concert cannot take place and we can only hope that the vaccination programme is going to reverse the spread of the virus and allow the World to get back to whatever will be normality after the pandemic has subsided.

  We all want life to return to normal and for the events that we are missing so much to eventually take place, not least the concert by The New Foxtrot Serenaders which is now having to be postponed a second time but to fit in with the School’s currently known programme is being ‘pencilled in’ to the school’s calendar for Saturday 25th September 2021.

  All tickets issued will be honoured for that date and although refunds can be made if requested it is hoped that tickets for the new date will be retained instead of asking for a refund.

  It is going to be such a great concert and even more appreciated when it does eventually happen.

  John Oliver
Social Event Secretary to the OHA.

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