OHA Dinner confirmed attendees

Who is attending the Old Harveians Dinner?

First list of confirmed attendees from Phil Harding
1. Andy Allon (76-81) & current staff

2. John Batten (52-59) OHA President

3. Richard Brice – ex-staff (81-91)

4. Xavier Brice (85-93)

5. Bill Caudwell – ex-staff (03-13)

6. Graham Cowling (75-79)

7. Greg Cowling (79-84)

8. Scott Curtis (85-89)

9. Brian Dallaway ex-staff (82-06)

10. John Dennis (Chairman of Governors)

11. Brian Dolton (50-58)

12. Simon Goodfellow (94-14) – current staff

13. Nigel Govett (85-92)

14. Trevor Greening (ex-Governor)

15. Phil Harding – ex-staff (79-12)

16. David Harrison (59-60)

17. Toby Henderson (81-88)

18. Ivor Hopper (45-52)

19. Peter Imbert (44-49)

20. Graham Lang (81-88)

21. Colin Manning (52-54)

22. Tom Masters (40-43)

23. Robert Masters (75-82)

24. Richard Morrell (84-91)

25. Scott Norman (85-92) & current Head

26. Simon Philpott (74-81)

27. Jim Radford (60-65)

28. Keith Radford (52-54)

29. Mark Rawlings (85-92)

30. Ken Rayner (85-92)

31. Andy Reynolds (57-63)

32. Joan Reynolds – ex-staff (80-10)

33. Dave Stewart (81-88)

34. John Stockham (59-64)

35. Derek Swann (44-47)

36. Nigel Thomas – ex-staff (61-92)

37. Peter Thomas – ex-staff (64-90)

38. Hugh Timms (30-35)

39. Andrew Towse (92-99)

40. Mark Towse (95-03)

41. Dominic Van der Wal (85-92)

42. Alec Vincent (49-54)

43. Chris Wells (55-60)

44. Derek Wood (45-51)

45. Dick Young – ex-staff (62-95)

Phil expects more current and former staff to be attending. Former staff who regularly attend include Geoff Cooke, Johnny Herbert, Audrey Wind and John Edwards. For those who joined the school in 1964 and 1989 it will be your 50th and 25th anniversaries respectively. How about getting your peers together for a reunion? Those who left in 2011, many of you will have finished Uni or other training so again how about a reunion? On a personal note, it is the 45th anniversary of the 1969 intake joining the school. And better still from the schools perspective, it is 40 years since many of us left! So how about getting together again Jon Wilson-Read, Rob Fulford, Kevan Allaway, Gordon Jinks, Ian Brooker and many others?

Old Harveians Annual Dinner 2014

The Old Harveians Annual Dinner is being held on 6th December. In accordance with tradition the venue will be the school hall. More details plus menu and booking form below.  The Dinner is extremely popular and sold out last year so early booking is recommended. Why not get some old schoolfriends together and make a reunion?




Saturday 6th December – 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm at the School


Guest Speaker: Tom Fletcher, CMG

 Tom Fletcher attended The Harvey from 1986 to 1993, prior going to Hertford College, Oxford – one of the top colleges in the University. He graduated with a First class degree in Modern History.


He subsequently spent several years in Downing Street as Foreign Policy Advisor to Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron. Tom was awarded the Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2011 New Year’s Honours, for services to the Prime Minister. He was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Lebanese Republic in August 2011.


To avoid disappointment, please book early.

Last year’s Dinner was a sell-out!

We hope for a particularly good attendance from those who joined the School 50 years ago in 1964 and 25 years ago in 1989


 Homemade Cream of Vegetable Soup with Croutons & French Bread


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Roast Kentish Turkey with all the trimmings (Option 1)

served with a selection of vegetables


Roasted Mushroom & Nut Wellington (Option 2)


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Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce (Option 3)


Homemade Key Lime Pie (Option 4)


Selection of Old Harveians Cheese & Biscuits (Option 5)


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Coffee and Mints


Tickets £22.50






I wish to order …….. ticket(s) for the Dinner @ £22.50 each, and enclose a cheque for £……….. made payable to OHA


Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


Phone number: …………………………….E-mail: …………………………………………………………




Please print the name of each guest (together with their years at School) and give their menu choices from the numbered list overleaf. You can enclose a separate sheet of paper should you need to give menu choices for additional guests.



Years at School:


Menu choices: 


(simply indicate the numbers, eg 1, 4)


Years at School:


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Seating preferences:



Send to:

Old Harveians, The Harvey Grammar School

Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent. CT19 5JY



Harvey GCSE results…

IT’S been a good Thursday at the Harvey Grammar, which is enjoying its best ever GCSE results.

Among the high achievers at the school were Josh Palmer, who achieved 9A*s and an A. History students did particularly well, with 48 per cent of students achieving A* or A.

Head Scott Norman said: “We’re delighted.

“We’ve got our best ever results. You can’t not enjoy a day like this.”

Read more: http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/Best-GCSE-results-Harvey-Grammar/story-22795897-detail/story.html#ixzz3B1LG4U3r

Read more at http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/Best-GCSE-results-Harvey-Grammar/story-22795897-detail/story.html#jOd4lZGhJRPCw48f.99

A-levels: Harvey Grammar’s ‘fantastic’ results

The Harvey Grammar is celebrating another good year.

Head teacher Scott Norman said: “We’ve done fantastically. We’re up by two per cent on last year – we achieved 63.4 per cent A* to B. In my first year, I’m very pleased with that. What’s nice is that they have done really well and are going to really good universities and that’s the main thing.”

Felix Ling, pictured, achieved two As, in economics and general studies, and two A*s, in government and politics and history. He’s off to Warwick University.

He said: “I’m looking forward to it – it should be good. It’s been pretty stressful and pretty work-heavy but it’s been good.”


Read more: http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/levels-Harvey-Grammar-s-fantastc-results/story-22731120-detail/story.html#ixzz3ATdLxRpS

Read more at http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/levels-Harvey-Grammar-s-fantastc-results/story-22731120-detail/story.html#MhVVkhpFhAi2BDUS.99

Pop star at the Harvey…

POP sensation Pixie Lott wowed pupils at the Harvey Grammar School with an exclusive performance this morning.

The 23-year-old star sung three acoustic numbers in front of the lower school during assembly, before talking to sixth formers and aspiring music students.

Lott, who has topped the charts with songs such as All About Tonight, was at the school to promote the work of charity Cardiac Risk in the Young and said it was the first visit to Folkestone.

She said: “It’s great to be here. Everyone has been really friendly and accommodating, and it’s really good to spread the word of CRY.”


Read more: http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/PICTURES-Pixie-Lott-impresses-Harvey-Grammar-boys/story-21644632-detail/story.html#ixzz37dtg7HR9

Read more at http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/PICTURES-Pixie-Lott-impresses-Harvey-Grammar-boys/story-21644632-detail/story.html#XWbK3Ig4AcfbTGwR.99

from the Folkestone Herald

Pixie Lott to perform at the Harvey Grammar

Read more: http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/Pixie-Lott-perform-Harvey-Grammar/story-21311671-detail/story.html#ixzz36KmGHfhB

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Dedication of Alan Philpott Memorial Sports Ground

Dedication of Alan Philpott Memorial Sports Ground

via Phil Harding ‘..we will be dedicating the School Sports Ground to the memory of Alan Philpott – The Alan Philpott Memorial Sports Ground – Wednesday, 2nd July. The dedication ceremony will be at 10.15 a.m. for 10.30 a.m. It will be performed by Canon John Wright, who gave the eulogy at Alan’s funeral last year. Tea and coffee will be available, and the ceremony will be followed by the School v Old Harveians cricket match, with the Old Harveians team being captained by the Headmaster, Scott Norman. All are invited to watch the cricket and also to have lunch at 1.00 p.m’.


Year 9 trip to WW1 battlefields

The whole of Year 9 will be visiting the battlefields and war graves at Ypres in June. This will be take place over two days, the 11th and the 18th. There are a few places on each day for old Harveians to join these trips. Please contact Phil Harding for more information

Can you help the Harvey?

In his introduction as the new Head at the Harvey, Scott Norman said ‘if there are any Old Harveians who feel they
are in a position to contribute in some way to the School or its students, such as coming to the School to speak about a career in a particular area, or are in a position to offer work experience placements, then I would be delighted to hear from you’. Scott is very keen for the current students to benefit from the ‘real world’ experience of us old boys. If you would like to be involved in this
way please contact Phil Harding initially phil@ksfa.freeserve.co.uk

from Phil Harding…

Old Harveians will be pleased to hear that the School has been successful in its bid for a new building. The government has granted the Harvey £2.4 million for a “state of the art” 12 classroom facility which will replace the ageing current Maths block – a temporary building erected twenty years ago. Work will be starting in August and the project is due to be completed by this time next year. The new building will be sited towards the Cherry Garden Avenue side of the site and will be a huge improvement for the School.