Wychwood prides itself on educating distinctive, creative, determined, independent and resourceful girls for over 120 years who have gone on to make an impact in all walks of life around the world from science to art, from business to comedy, from music to teaching. We are proud of all of our alumnae’s achievements.
125th Anniversary - 2022
Following the sad news of Her Majesty’s death, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the 125th picnic celebrations planned for Saturday 24th September.
We would like to let you know that the proposed new date for the 125th anniversary picnic will be Saturday 24th June 2023. Join the celebrations and help us create a legacy by participating in two special projects that involve you, our members.
Save the date – Wychwood Picnic, 24th June 2023
All old girls, and former staff and parents are warmly invited. This is a celebration for the whole school, and so we will also be joined by current girls and parents. In traditional Wychwood style, the celebrations will begin with a Wychwood picnic at 12.30pm (a few minutes from Wychwood, at the end of Bardwell Road), followed by celebratory tea and bubbles at the school in the afternoon.
Please mark your calendars now and start telling your friends, and perhaps get a group together? Whether you have only just left, or are coming back for the first time after many years, everyone is welcome.
Your own reunion events
We are aware that some old girls are continuing with their own reunion plans around September 2022 anyway which is wonderful. We would LOVE to hear how they went, who was there, and see any photos you are happy to share? Please do send your reunion news and pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be absolutely wonderful to keep in touch with you that way this year.
Collecting your memories
We continue to want to collect and record your memories. And we want to make it easy for you to share these. Doulla Croft (Shell 1980) is heading up this project. Please email Doulla directly with news, updates, old photos or information about videos that you would like to share.
Contact – email@example.com.
Help us plant 125 trees – anniversary planting challenge
We have launched a tree planting project to mark the occasion and provide a legacy for both Wychwood girls and society. We need your help to meet this challenge. There are many ways to get involved from simply donating a tree online, to planting a tree in your own garden. And we will be recording details of all the trees planted – and who planted them – for posterity! We want to complete this by the end of 2022.
Click on the links below for:
125th Participation form (please complete and return when taking part)
Wychwood Association News
The Wychwood Association publishes an annual magazine which contains news of the WA and its members as well as from the school. It is distributed by email to all members on the WA database and is posted on the Wychwood School Association Facebook page.
To receive the WA News, please make sure your details and contact preferences are up to date on the database (see above for details on how to log in or register). Do ask your friends to update their contact details too. If you have any news or ideas for future editions:
Contact Emma Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘WA News’ in the email header.
Last Edition – Trinity Term 2021 CLICK HERE
This edition features: an interview with the new investors Simon and Abigail Tyrrell; two former pupils explain their chosen careers sky diving and marketing for a top fashion business, plus there is news from the school and old girls reminisce about school picnics.
Launch Edition – Hilary Term 2021 CLICK HERE
This edition includes: a report on the 1980s Reunion, Mrs Johnson explains how the school coped with COVID and three lockdowns.
The Elm Magazine
Copies of the Wychwood School magazine The Elm are available electronically here.
If you would like a hard copy of the magazine please contact: email@example.com
News of The School
The most recent Wychwood School news can be found at www.wychwoodschool.org/news
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford and London
Every year the Wychwood Association likes to hold social events in Oxford or in London. As life returns to normal, these will resume; all events will be advertised here.
1980s Zoom Reunion Recording (November 2021)
This spectacular event brought together over one hundred old girls from that decade. The event included a film of the school as it is now, an interview with two headmistresses, a photo gallery, a bake-off competition, a book club, a Wychwood quiz, a performance by the 80s Reunion Choir specially recorded for the event and a cracking soundtrack of 80s hits! To watch a recording of the event simply login or register on the Wychwood Association page (see above).
Wychwood Association Form Reps
In order to help get in touch with as many alumnae as possible, we have created an informal system of ‘Form Reps’ for each year group. If your year group is not represented and you are willing to become an alumnae ‘Form Rep’ please contact the Chair, Emma Davidson on WA@wychwoodschool.org or email@example.com.
|1949||Dorothy Barron (née Cleaver)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1956||Yvonne Griffin (née Thomas)||email@example.com|
|1960||Hannah Bichard (née Parsons)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1961||Christina Swainson (née Welbourn)||email@example.com|
|1964||Judi Whymark (née Wood)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1966||Polly Woolstone (née Keith-Lucas)||email@example.com|
|1970||Gill Brooks (née Spencer)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1973||Deborah Pluck (née Munsey)||email@example.com|
|1974||Lindsay Chapman (née Campbell)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1975||Johanna Stephenson (née Awdry)||email@example.com|
|1976||Jane Page (née Barnes)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1977||Camilla Stephenson (née Awdry)||email@example.com|
|1979||Claire Harvey (née Rowsell)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1981||Doulla Croft (née Peros)||email@example.com|
|1987||Sarah Plumridge (née Hunt)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1988||Victoria de Nemethyemail@example.com|
|1991||Kate Lethaby (née Lewis)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1992||Emily Barlow (née Barrett)||email@example.com|
|1997||Jenny Anstee (née Lewis)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|1998||Katherine Gamblin (née Ladenburg)||email@example.com|
Wychwood Association Committee
Jane Evans (Head)
Emma Davidson (Shell 1980)
Johanna Stephenson (Shell 1975/former FOW)
Rachel Page (Shell 1983)
Lizzie Peach (Shell 2011)
Social Media Officer
Claire Harvey (Shell 1979/FOW)
Sue Clear (former staff)
Michèle Crawford (former staff)
Doulla Croft (Shell 1981)
Kate Faire (Shell 1983)
Steph Jankovic (Shell 1998)
Daisy Ogle (Shell 2010)
Camilla Stephenson (Shell 1977)
Roxanne Suratgar (Shell 1981)
Libby Welch (Shell 2010)
Heather Simpson (Shell 1974)
Judi Whymark (Shell 1964)
Deborah Pluck (Shell 1973)
Jay Hunt (Head of Marketing and Admissions)
Update your Details
We want to keep in touch. You can use the Wychwood Association Network and register or update your details here Wychwood Association Login Page.
The Wychwood Association is run by volunteers for everyone with a past connection with the school, whether alumnae, former members of staff or parents of former pupils. Please contact Emma Davidson, Chair (Shell 1980) at WA@wychwoodschool.org or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to get involved.
Almost every alumnae year group now has a Form Rep. All Form Reps are listed above and they will help if they can.
For information about forthcoming events and to stay in touch follow the Wychwood Association on Facebook – simply search for The Wychwood School Association.
If you wish to follow the School on Facebook and Twitter – search for “Wychwood School”.