Membership Application – Now Online

You can now apply for membership of the society through this website. If you have been a student or a member of staff at Derby School or Derby Grammar, then you are eligible to apply for membership. Please complete the form on the Membership Application page or use...

Farewell to Lesley Reynolds

Lesley Reynolds , Deputy Head of Derby School has retired from teaching after an illustrious career. We have reproduced our President's farewell address to Lesley below. [pdf-embedder url="http://www.oldderbeians.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/LESLEY-REYNOLDS.pdf"...

Derby School War Memorial – Remembering the Fallen

By scrolling the images below you will find details about some of the fallen on our memorial situated at St. Helen's House.  The post gives further information about some of the names on the memorial and also images of their gravestones in the various cemeteries in...

Annual Cricket Match

The annual cricket match between Derby Grammar School and the Old Derbeians took place on Sunday May 26 at Hilton Cricket Club. The Old Derbeians gathered from across the UK, called together by their captain Ananth Srinivasan. Top scorers for the Old Derbeians were...

Derby School After WW2

Derby School after World War 2 An article submitted by Alan Hancock (1946-1953) This article was the winning entry on the latest website competition. I entered Derby School in 1946 and left, to take up National Service in the Royal Navy before going on to university,...

An Assembly of Celebrations

Derby Grammar School’s final whole-school assembly before the GCSE and A-Level examinations begin focused on celebration this morning. We were delighted to be joined by Gil Bowles and Sarah Crane from YMCA Derbyshire who presented us a huge cheque for the Tanzania...

COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED

Following the terrific success of the School Memories Competition, we have now selected the winner as Alan Hancock OD (1946-1953) for his submission entitled Derby School After WW2 We will shortly be posting this article on the site, subject to Alan's permission, for...

Ogston Sailing – Club Open Day

The Management Board of the Ogston Sailing Club (On the actual site of the Amber Valley Camp at Woolley Moor) have sent us a special invitation to attend this year's SPECIAL OPEN DAY ON MONDAY SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 6TH MAY 2019. Inviting all Old Derbeians both young and...

Annual Dinner – 2019

The Society Annual Dinner 2019 will be held at the Grange Banqueting Suite Littleover, Derby on Saturday 22nd June 2019 This is a change from the traditional timing of November, allowing more recent Old Derbeian members and others, the opportunity to be present. We...

Class of 1950 Reunion – March 2019

Class of 1950 reunion held at The Five Lamps on Tuesday 26th March 2019 The run up to this meeting saw the sad deaths of David Owen (January) and Allan Squires (March) and these inevitably cast a bit of a cloud on our meeting. However on the upside, attendance was...

OUR ARCHIVIST’S REPORTS

The society archivist, Barrie Sheard, and his team are constantly updating members with news and information about the school and associated matters. These reports are published on this site and can be found in Archivists Reports in the main menu or by clicking the picture to the right.
We hope you enjoy reading the reports which contain some very interesting facts and memories of days gone by.

Number of Members now Registered

Memories of Old school

As a society of Old Derbeians, we have an archive of photographs of our time at school. We try to display these on our site in various places to evoke memories for our visitors to the site. See our Gallery page for more…..

Annual Events

We arrange events throughout the year to keep members in touch with each other and also arrange and sponsor sporting fixtures with DGS…..

Regular Reunions

Regular reunions are held with boys who attended the school together, These are a great source of comradeship and you are encouraged to join in with a reunion or indeed, start one of your own…..

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Supporting Derby Grammar School

Our links with Derby Grammar School continue to thrive and we feel that 2019 will see another milestone in our work to include all present, and former pupils and also staff within the society…..

Online Competitions

We have strated to introduce online competions for members to get involved with. If you have any ideas that would work as a competion then please let us know.

How best to use the new website…..

For some time now we have been promising a new fresh look for our website and social networks. Well even getting into social networking is a great leap forward for the society so we are really excited to be moving ahead with the changes.
Having canvassed members to guage what they wanted to see, we have put together the new site which has been receiving great reviews and praise form our members.
So what’s new?
  • Add Your Comments Feature – Here you  can comment on other members’ posts. A great feature which we hope you will use to good effect. Just head over to the Latest News Page and see the articles being posted. You can comment on these articles and have your voice heard on the site.
  • A more regular newsletter feature – Instead of the one a year newsletter, we are now sending out a monthly mailshot to all members with relevant and up to date news and information. Again this falls in line with members wishes for more up to date information.

    PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MAILSHOT.
  • Our committee principals now have their personalised ODs email address connected to the site which allows them to keep their personal email address separate. This is a great feature for them and allows you to have your mail directed to the individual committee member able to deal with your request. Just use our main contact form and you will see the drop-down list of points of contact.
  • Our Online Shop is now open where you can purchase ODs merchandise and gifts.
We hope you like the new format which we will update regularly and hopefully attract more members as visitors to the site. We also want to encourage younger school leavers to interact with the site so we are in talks with the Grammar School to make this happen.
If you have any comments on the new site or wish to contact us then please use the contact form and a member of the committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our New Online Shop is Open for business

This feature is now live and you can start buying right away. We accept bank transfers and Paypal payments. Should you have any problems please contact us and we will assist with your purchase.

ARE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS UP TO DATE?

We are updating our database of members and need to know if we have all your contact details. In the future, we will only be sending out newsletters and information by email, not direct mailing, so it's important that we have your email address. You can check the details we hold for you within the members area.

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