Get in Touch
Our Alumni Association has now been running for eighteen months. The aim of the group is to put past students and staff in touch with each other and the school, to provide a community through which alumni can build useful contacts and to benefit current students through the experience and knowledge of previous students.
Bringing Alumni together
In early July 2015 we held a launch event to which all our registered alumni were invited. At the inaugural AGM in June 2016 a committee was formed, the Constitution accepted and a name agreed. We are now officially the Burford School Association. You can find us on facebook and twitter.
If you would like to receive our newsletters regularly and be invited to future events , please sign up using the contact form above.
If you have already signed up and your details have changed, don’t forget to tell us so that we don’t lose touch. All contact details are kept strictly confidential and not passed on to any third party.
The Alumni Newsletter
Newsletters are emailed out to all members who have joined the group. The aim of the newsletters is to keep members informed of what others are doing and also to share news on key events, developments and achievements within the school.
If you have any news you would like to share we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Alumni Officer, Catherine Bishop: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing your experience with our current students
Georgina Purdy, came into school and gave an inspirational talk to our Year 9 students on the subject of ‘Empowerment’. She then took part in the The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge as part of a team of four. Not only was it an outstanding achievement in itself but the team set a new world record for the fastest ever crossing by an all female team.
Once recovered from her ordeal, Gee came into school again to talk to students about the experience and explain a little about the charity, Plan UK, that she was raising money for and we also held a fundraising event for parents and the wider public to hear her story. Subsequently we were fortunate to have her back as our special guest for Prizegiving in June.
Laura Meridew, who featured in our second newsletter, came into school to talk about change and changing ambitions, to some of our students. She is working to achieve a place on the Tokyo Olympic Rowing Team and it was interesting to hear how such a shift in her life from her original plans had come about.
We do hope that others amongst our alumni will get involved with us in a similar way, whether visiting to talk about apprenticeships, university life or job applications, sharing personal challenges, offering work experience placements or providing some valuable, first-hand insight into different careers. If so, please contact the Alumni Officer in the first instance: email@example.com
Connecting through business
If you are in business, we are happy to invite you to our biannual Business Breakfasts in February and October. Please contact Mrs S Reeve firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along. Meetings are informal gatherings held between 7.30am and 9.00am.
Visitors are able to network with others in the business world, members of staff and senior students over coffee and breakfast. A short presentation follows the breakfast. In October we invite an outside speaker to talk on a relevant topic and in February our Young Enterprise team give a short presentation on their product.