Old Westbournians

Next Event: OW tennis and cricket - Sunday 1st July

We aim to keep the Westbourne spirit alive across the generations by hosting events and sharing news about Old Westbournians and about the school today. 

We have been delighted to reconnect with Old Westbournians a few times over the past couple of years. See if you can spot any friends in the photos of our Old Westbournian Events. Our next event is a combined OW Netball and Football afternoon on Sunday 12th November.

You can connect with the Old Westbournians via email, Twitter and Facebook, and of course the door is always open to welcome you back. Please do share any news you have about your family or friends from Westbourne House, and keep us updated with your contact details.

The Old Westbournian committee includes;

  • President: Jen Sharman (Honorary Life Governor)
  • Chair: Tim Pitman (Current Westbourne House teacher and parent)
  • Juliet Matthews (Governor and past pupil)
  • Russell Hill (Governor and past pupil)
  • Alison Windle (Current Westbourne House teacher and past parent)
  • Lainey Franks (Current staff member and parent; married to a past pupil)



    Murray Thom (1925-2015)

    Sadly Murray Thom (H.R.M. Thom) who was a master at Westbourne from September 1963, retiring at the end of the summer term 1990, passed away on 12th August 2015 after a long illness. He was deputy headmaster between 1970 and 1990. Judith, his wife, was an individual needs teacher at the school and together the couple ran Shopwyke House from its inception until their retirement. Murray was an excellent teacher of History, French and R.E. He will be remembered by many pupils for his brilliant acting in the annual staff Christmas plays.

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