The Old Collyerian's Association is an alumni organisation for former pupils and staff of Collyer's School, Horsham and ex-students and staff of its successor - the College of Richard Collyer.
Summer Reunion 2016
The Summer Reunion will be held on 21st August at Brooklands Museum - click here for more details.

Annual Dinner 2015

The date for the 2015 Annual Dinner is now confirmed as 28th November - click here for more details.

A Message from our President

I joined the Old Collyerians Association back in 2009 primarily as a result of reading Derek Sturt's letter that appeared in the West Sussex County Times. Having attended my first Annual Dinner in that year I was not expecting to have been "penning" these words quite yet ~ well it had taken me a mere 33 years to join the OCA having left Collyers after taking my A-levels in that very hot summer of 1976. Indeed I feel very privileged at becoming the 86th President especially as I have followed in the footsteps of my late father, Peter, who was President in 1973/4.

I am delighted to report that our annual dinner in November was in my humble opinion another most enjoyable event. Over 70 members and guests attended in addition to which we were able to welcome a few new faces. Excellent news and I hope that we will have even more "old boys and girls" this November and please note we have a date being 28th November ~ a slight change to tradition as this is the fourth Saturday in November. We were also fortunate enough to welcome our new principal Sally Bromley and her husband together with the former principal Jackie Johnson and her husband and a former principal David Arnold.

It was great pride that I was able to represent the Old Collyerians at the College's Annual Prize Giving in December in the new and revised Duckering Hall. And wow I am delighted to inform the readers that the College continues to obtain truly outstanding results. Congratulations go to Sally and her team. Furthermore I was also most impressed having attended a prospective parents evening at the end of last year ~ our youngest son Tom hopes to attend the College in this coming September.

Now a further honour bestowed on the position of your President is the attendance of the Old Mercers Club luncheon which took place in a very prestigious livery hall in the City of London in March. Fortunately I was supported ~ not literally though ~ by a number of our old boys. A truly memorable event.

So we have a date for the Summer Reunion which take place at Denbies on 28th June ~ please see full details later in this Newsletter.

Meanwhile I would like to record a vote of thanks to the committee members. Without them you would not be reading this Newsletter. Gentleman thank you.

Finally please do put 28th June and 28th November in your diaries/tables/schedule plus or whatever technology you may use.

Stewart Mackman (1971-1976) OCA President 2014-15