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Hong Kong Gathering

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Zafran, a bar restaurant in Central Hong Kong, was the perfect venue for the second Hong Kong Gathering held for friends of RGS.  On the night, over 20 of the wider Reigatian community attended, including ex-alumni, parents, staff & friends. Continue reading

Reigate Charity 7s 2014

Tonbridge School take home the trophy

After several months of rain and miserable weather it was a welcome change and relief to be able to enjoy a festival of sevens rugby, held at the Reigate Grammar School’s Hartswood Sports Ground on Sunday 2nd March. Continue reading

New Year’s Honours List

Former pupils receive recognition

The RGS Foundation is very proud to announce that former Reigate Grammar School pupil, Keir Starmer QC, has received a knighthood for services to Law and Criminal Justice in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Keir was until recently the Director of the Crown Prosecution Service. Congratulations to Keir from all of the Reigatian Community!

Anil Patel who left in 2003 has also been recognised with an MBE for services to British diplomacy. Anil works for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Quite an achievement for one so young. Congratulations to Anil from all of the Reigatian Community!

1675 Society Lunch

Friday 6th December 2013

The annual 1675 Society Lunch took place on Friday 6 December. The Headmaster welcomed guests in his new study, which is now positioned within the heart of the school. Guests then walked over to the Headmaster’s house where entertainment was provided by the RGS Junior Voices who performed a wonderful festive recital which included pieces from Benjamin Britton along with some Christmas classics, after which lunch was served. The 1675 Society was inaugurated in 2010 and its members have all pledged to remember the School in their Wills. Should you be interested in the 1675 Society, please contact Ruth Glover in the Foundation office:

Varsity Gathering

An enjoyable Thursday afternoon

On Thursday 12 December, the RGS Foundation hosted over 30 Reigatians at the Varsity match in the West Car Park at Twickenham Stadium. A fine afternoon saw Oxford continue their recent dominance of this event.

The Reigatian Magazine 2013

Call for Entries

Your contributions for the next edition of The Reigatian magazine are now being collated. Please email us with suggestions and submissions. We are looking for news stories, memories, achievements, publications and other material that you think may be of interest to the Reigatian community.

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Reigate Grammar School Archives

New group set up

For all you Reigatians who have signed up to Facebook, there is now a Group set up to promote the archives and memories of the school. The group is called “Reigate Grammar School Archives”. The aim of this group is to encourage anybody with information, photos, memories or anything with a connection to Reigate Grammar School to share it with other Reigatians. The purpose is simply to add factually to the history of the school.

“I encourage all Reigatians with an interest in the history of the school to join and participate. Remember, that the history of the school includes the time that you attended, even if you only left last year. You may think that the archive contains a lot of information from recent years, but this is not necessarily true. For example, we hold a lot of photographs taken about ten years ago, but they are of little value at present since they do not have anything to identify the events pictured, nor the people pictured! I hope that we can find people who can help identify the place, time and people in them. This is also an opportunity for you to add to the archive yourself if you have photographs, documents or just important memories of your time at school.

I hope we can all add to our knowledge here of this important local institution, in which we have all played our part in some small way. Please take a look and get involved if you like what you see”.
Peter Burgess

RGS London Professionals

The aim of The RGS London Professionals is to bring together members of the Reigatian Community that work in the London area; this includes parents, alumni and friends of RGS. Its primary purpose is to foster meaningful friendship and network support. Against this background, the RGS London Professionals aims to meet a number of complementary objectives and to support the overall aims of the RGS Foundation and Alumni programme.

If you would like any further information regarding the RGS London Professionals please contact Development Director, Sean Davey:

American Friends of RGS

The American Friends of Reigate Grammar School is an association formed in partnership with the Foundation Office at the school. The broad aims of the AFRGS are to strengthen network links between each other and the school, raise awareness and connectivity within our Reigatian community and channel philanthropic support.

As president of the AFRGS, I feel honoured to represent and promote the work of the RGS Foundation Department in North America. In November 2011 I returned to Reigate for a ’25 years on’ Silver Reunion where I was able to re-ignite so many friendships. I was excited by the changes that are taking place and the desire of the school to build a global Reigatian community. I look back at my time at RGS with fond memories as it played a vital role in my development. If you live in North America, I hope that you will join me in supporting this group”.
Michael Lloyd (RGS 1981-1986)
President of the AFRGS

If you would like any further information about the American Friends of RGS please contact Sean Davey: