One of the things we all remember are our good old school days, we’re a part of the school community forever and our memories are of course a mixture of the good and the bad, the happy, and the successful! All of these make up our school careers, as the names of our favourite teachers stay with us, just like the names of our old school friends too.
The Ratcliffe Association was established in 1865, meaning once you walk through our front doors, you’re a part of our School’s community and history forever. When you fly the nest, we enrol you as a lifetime member of the School’s alumni; as an “Old Ratcliffian” you will receive invitations to Association and School events, updates on current news from within the Ratcliffe community, and the opportunity to connect with former students all over the world.
The Association Office (above the Headmaster’s Office) is kept busy sharing news and re-connecting with Old Ratcliffians through its website, e-mail and social media channels as well as ensuring archived material is preserved and producing an annual Old Ratcliffian Magazine, which is on the Christmas reading list for many Old Ratcliffians!
We have a community of over 6,500 former students living and working in more than 70 countries, including Hong Kong, America and Australia. Having walked the same corridors, eaten in the same Refectory, and played on the same fields, you’re already connected with them through your time and memories. There are so many warm and welcoming Old Ratcliffians who are happy to engage, network and support their fellow Old Ratcliffians and the Ratcliffian Association helps to maintain and nurture those relationships long after you leave.