‘School Year Photos’
presently online
click to view

October 1928
June 1932
June 1939
October 1946
June 1952

Please contact us
if you have any other
‘Year Photos’ that can
be included in our
online ‘Archives’

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The aim of this website is to provide an information and
contact point for former students and staff of Eastbourne
Grammar School (1899-1977) and successor institutions on the
Eastbourne campus. These include the combined Eastbourne
Grammar School for boys and High School for girls (1977-1979)
which then became coeducational. After a local reorganisation of
Secondary education Eastbourne Sixth Form College was created
in 1979. It was later incorporated into Park College in 1985.

The current Colleges on the King’s Drive campus which provide post
16+ education continue in part the educational tradition of the two
Eastbourne Municipal Secondary Schools.

These were founded in 1899 for boys at Grove Hall, Saffrons Road
and for girls at 38 Grove Road in 1904.

With the end of the ‘old’ boys School in 1977 the Old Grammarians
Association became moribund but did not entirely close so revival
was always possible. A social ‘get together’ of a few friends
‘sparked off’ a rebirth in 1991.

1992 saw the publication of three Newsletters containing news
and reminiscences which were sent to all whose names and addresses
were supplied to the Honorary Secretary by his contacts. Membership
now totals over 400.

The Committee encouraged by this early response organised a
Luncheon was held at the former Eastbourne College of Arts and
Technology on the campus which had included the Grammar School.
It attracted 100 participants. Both the ‘old’ School premises at
Eversley Court, 14 St. Anne’s Road and those of the ‘new’ School
King’s Drive then Eastbourne Sixth Form College were open to visitors.
An exhibition of photographs at the College prompted reminiscence.

Regular newsletters have been published since then. These are
distributed by email. The Members’ Luncheon and Annual General
Meeting are held in the autumn during the popular ‘Members
Weekend’. This is preceded on the Friday by a Buffet Supper to
which friends are welcomed.

A Spring dinner to which to which friends are invited has been an
important feature of the programme for over 20 years. Two Golf
competitions in the spring and autumn are also held. The Royal
Eastbourne Golf Club provides invaluable facilities for several EOGA
social events and for the Golf. As the membership grows older the
Cricket and Football activities of recent decades now remain happy
memories for many Old Grammarians but sport in the form of Golf
continues to thrive.

If you are interested in joining the
Eastbourne Old Grammarians’ Association (EOGA)
please complete the online registration form.

Registration is in accordance with the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy Policy of the Association.
(A copy of the policy is available on request).

It costs nothing to join. A ‘voluntary’ donation upon registration
is always helpful in defraying essential expenses eg for stationery
and photo copying. Some Members set up a regular standing order
with a bank usually annually to assist the Association.
Please email honsecoga@aol.com for details.

The Association is concerned that as many former students and
staff both female and male are aware of EOGA. If you are an existing
Member and know the whereabouts of some of your contemporaries
at School or College why not persuade them to get in touch?

For more information about EOGA please contact the Administrator:

Fred Reeve
7 St Nicholas Close
King’s Lynn
PE30 1NH
Tel: 01553 767170
Email: honseceoga@aol.com

If you have any suggestions or material for inclusion in this
website please contact:

David Breach
1 Mayfield Place
BN22 8XJ
Tel: 01323 724385
Email: pica@southernflair.co.uk