Joining the Whitgiftian Association

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The Whitgiftian Association is a members’ organisation and welcomes past pupils, current Sixth Formers of Whitgift School and other members of the Whitgift family.

Subscription charges:-

Full Member – OWs living within 20 miles of Haling Park – £50 per year

Country/Overseas Member – OWs living further than 20 miles from Haling Park – £40 per year

Under 28s Member – OWs Under 28 at time of joining / renewal – £30 per year

Friend of the WA (formerly ‘Patron)– £25 donation (n.b. not a subscription therefore no access to member benefits)

Parent Member – Parents of current and Old Whitgiftians are welcome to become members of the WA – £50 per year

Current Sixth Formers – Free. Please send an email or pop in to the WA Office (opposite Admissions)

Member Benefits:-

  • Inclusion in and access to online members’ directory (let us know at the time of subscribing, if you wish to ‘opt out’)
  • The bi-monthly WA Newsletter (click link for example copy) sent by email*
  • The annual OW News sent by email
  • Full access to the online Members’ Area
  • Receipt of regular communications by e-mail
  • Receipt of invitations to reunions, regional and other events
  • Discounts on nearly all WA events both at Haling Park and elsewhere
  • Discounts on lettings and purchases at Whitgift Sports Club
  • Discounts on West End and national theatre events
  • Discounts at select local restaurants
  • The right to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • The right to wear the colours and ties of the Association and to receive the Annual Report and Accounts

* Hard copies carry additional charge

Further Information

The Association maintains details of all members, arranges Reunions and a variety of other social events (for which members receive a discounted ticket price), provides networking opportunities, mentoring and careers assistance and supports the School through notifying members of forthcoming social and sporting events at Haling Park.

The Association maintains an active website and state-of-the-art database for the benefit of its Members. In addition, the annual ‘OW News’ is dispatched to all Members via e-mail, together with the ‘WA Newsletter’ (bi-monthly) and ‘Whitgift Life’, published twice yearly by the School. The School occasionally publishes ‘The Whitgiftian’ magazine. When published, members are notified and may request a copy, at cost price, to be sent by post at the prevailing rate.

Additional benefits to members are always being sought.

The Association maintains strong links with the Whitgift Sports Club in Croham Road where its principal sports continue to be rugby, cricket, football and hockey and water polo/swimming (at the School). Association members are encouraged to visit Croham Road and are welcome at all times. The WA Membership Card allows a discount on all bar purchases and lettings fees. Members of the Association wishing to play sport at Croham Road may apply for membership of the Whitgift Sports Club separately. OWs who are Full Playing Members of the WSC receive free membership of the WA (Sports Members). Please call the Clubhouse Manager on 020 8686 2127 who will be pleased to send you an application form.

The Association also has affiliations with the Old Whitgiftian Golf Society, the Old Whitgiftian Squash Club, the Old Whitgiftian Fives Club, the Old Whitgiftian Sailing Club and the Whitgift Veterans Rifle Club, all of whom welcome new members. Swimming, shooting, squash and fives facilities are provided at Haling Park. Other affiliated groups include The OW Chess Club, The Corps of Drums and The Prayer Fellowship. The Whitgiftian Benevolent Society is a separately constituted charity, which assists distressed Old Whitgiftians and their families, current and former members of the staff of the School and present Whitgiftians.

The Association also co-ordinates the activities of Old Whitgiftian Regional Branches who arrange their own reunions and social activities. These branches include: Sussex, East Anglia, Oxfordshire, South West and West Midlands/Warwickshire. Further regions are in the course of formation and a full list of current regional contacts is available from the Secretary.

The application form which follows sets out current rates for membership. Please use it to join the Association and make certain you don’t miss out on the benefits of membership.

Join Now!

To join the Whitgiftian Association now, please CLICK HERE to subscribe via PayPal, credit or debit card . Alternatively, download and complete the application form WA Application form and then complete and return the Direct debit form.


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