Old Leightonians Events

The Alumni Office organises a programme of events throughout the year to suit a range of interests, ages and budgets. We also welcome our OL and Friends community back to Leighton Park for various school activities. Have a look at the pages on the left to see details of upcoming events as well as photos from past events.
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Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 11th March from 2.00pm

Archivist and former Senior Master John Allinson will be speaking about the research from the Archives for “Great Ideals Reaffirmed”, the book about Leighton Park during the Second World War  at 2.15pm.  Follow this with a chance of a guided tour, then afternoon tea.

Contact the Alumni Office to book a place or more information.

Saturday 21st March

This event has sadly not been cancelled: OL v LP Community Sport Morning: Football and Hockey.

Saturday 2nd May 2020

 00’s reunion: A reunion for classes that left in 2010, 2000, 1990, 1980, 1970, 1960 and 1950. Click here to book a place.

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"We had sunshine and twenty years to cram into a few hours. It was worth every minute. To see so many people from the class of '95 together, first in a period of silence, then back to our old noisy ways - with a few partners and children now - was magical. To be with the people who made it so special once more - I would not have missed for the world.”

Simon Clemison (S 1995)

Vintage Old Leightonians Day

Every two years we host a special event purely for the more senior members of the Old Leightonian community.

View a charming film of the day

Do make sure we have your up to date contact details so that you don’t miss out on your reunion.

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"Leighton Park felt like home, rather than a boarding school."

Old Leightonian 1996

Regional networks

Although we love welcoming OLs and Friends back to Leighton Park, we know many of you are too far away to come to events and reunions at the school. To help keep our wider community in touch, we have arranged several regional meet ups, enabling OLs to get together with others in their local area.

Regional events have been held in Cambridge, Oxford, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, as well as Hong Kong and Brunei.

If you would like to start up a regional network or help organise an event in your area, please get in touch with the Development Office.

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School events

As part of the school community, you are welcome to come back to Leighton Park for various current school events and activities, including  the JBH Speech Competition, Music Concerts and Productions.

This year, OLs Michael Binyon and Dame Alice Hudson  judged the annual JBH competition. Find out more about the event and the experience of being a judge below.

JBH 2017 Judges: John Chapman (Head 1986 to 1996)Robert Harvey (F 1967)Naomi Alderson (G 2011)Rauf Bayraktaroglu (G 1991)

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It is wonderful to welcome back members of our community each year to join the panel of the annual JBH competition

The eagerly anticipated annual JBH competition was again a wonderful evening.

We were thrilled to be joined by OLs Dame Alice Hudson (and former JBH winner), Michael Binyon and from the University of Reading, Prof Clare Furneaux who formed the judging panel.

Also joining us were former winners and participants Guy Smith, Lord Quentin Davies, Dave Goss, Simon McCoy and  Manu Sidhu. Guy commented that the heckling was much tougher than he remembered and Lord Davies was very impressed by the calibre of all the competitors.


Lots of laughter, shared memories and lively conversation at drinks for OLs at The Antelope Pub, Belgravia in November.  Legendary teachers Mark Simmons and John Allinson were able to answer so many questions. Old friends were reunited and new friendships were made.

Hoping to do it all again in the summer.



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