Burford School Association
The Burford School Association is our alumni association for Old Burfordians.
The aim of the Burford School Association is:
- to put Old Burfordians, whether former students or staff, in touch with each other and the School
- to provide a community through which Old Burfordians can build useful contacts
- to benefit current students through the experience and knowledge of Old Burfordians
Be part of our growing alumni network
Sign up below to receive our Burford School Association newsletter and to be informed of exciting future events.
If you have already signed up and your details have changed, don’t forget to tell us so that we don’t lose touch. Please contact our Alumni Officer, Mrs C Hawker: email@example.com
Share news in our alumni newsletter
Newsletters are emailed out to all members who have joined our Burford School Association. 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 our Alumni Officer, Mrs C Hawker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting through social media
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 at our for Prizegiving in June.
Laura Meridew came into school to talk about change and changing ambitions to some of our students. She worked to achieve a place on the Tokyo Olympic Rowing Team in 2020 and it was interesting to hear how such a shift in her life from her original plans had come about.
We do hope that other Old Burfordians 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 this is of interest, please contact our Alumni Officer, Mrs C Hawker: email@example.com
Connecting through business
If you are in business, we would be delighted to invite you to our bi-annual Business Breakfasts in February and October. Please contact Mrs S Reeve firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. 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.