"The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured"
US Secretary of State Dean Acheson (who was Guest of Honour at the College's first Speech Day in 1958)

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100 Club

The February Old Wymondhamians 100 Club draw was carried out at The George Hotel in East Dereham and this month’s winners were:-

Emba Jones - resident of Linfield, Surrey


Kevin Westnott - resident of Isleworth, Middlesex

Cheques, in the sum of £55.00, have been dispatched. 

Steve & I were joined by Jon Tolley, Sandra Howard, Steven Bishop and another OW 100 Club draw virgin, Duncan Ferguson [Salisbury1968-1971].  Duncan kindly carried out the draw for us.

The March 2018 OW 100 Club draw will be held at The Bell at Brisley on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 8.00pm

We have visited The Bell before [in October 2005!] and it closed in 2013. However, it now has new owners and reopened a year ago, so a return to support this new venture seems apt.

Hope to see some of you there.

Best Regards,
Phil Robinson
OW 100 Club administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com



A quick reminder - if you need to order anything from Amazon, please click on the image on the left first, the link will take you to the normal Amazon page but the Old Wymondhamians will get a small percentage of what you spend - at no extra cost to you!  


Mike Comber is organising a 50 Years On Reunion which will be held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th August 2018. It will start at Christ's College, Cambridge where there will be a dinner and accommodation. On the Friday a coach will take you to Wymondham College for a tour and BBQ.

Click here or on the image left for a link to more details and a form to fill in. Please ignore the date of Jan 2017 for replies!

If you are interested you can contact Mike at michael.comber42@btinternet.com





Would you like to buy a Wymondham College bespoke branded belt?

Please click on the image left to https://www.mybelt.co.uk/wyc

They have interchangeable buckles which can be custom made individually at no extra cost.

£5 to the College for every one sold.



February Update


Sad News

John Street

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of John Street who taught mathematics at the College from1980. When he retired through ill health in 2012 the then Principal, Mr Melvyn Roffe, stated “A previous Principal of Wymondham College wrote of Mr Street that he was “a schoolmaster of sterling worth and great integrity”. In so writing my predecessor was guilty only of understatement. Mr Street has been a stalwart teacher, a good friend to many and a generous, kind and charming colleague.”

Former colleague, Mr Peter Woodrow, said “John was a lovely colleague and a person we are so pleased to have called a friend. So very sad that his life has been cut short, but generations of students and colleagues should be proud that he has been part of our lives”.

Some of you will also remember John as a student, he was a day pupil [CGS] in Yare. He also played an important part in the early days of setting up the Wymondham College Association, which is now the Old Wymondhamians.

Our thoughts are with his wife Sue and children Oli and Josh. Details of the funeral service are below.


Joan Sperring (Tebbutt)

Update: Having reported last month the passing of Joan, we have today been made aware of a Memorial Service being held at the church she attended. It will be at 2pm on Wednesday 28th February at Downham Market Methodist Church.

We sadly have to report the passing of Joan Sperring, otherwise known as Miss Tebbutt, the first Head of the Grammar School.  She arrived in September 1951 with the 'Thetford Transferees' and left in 1955 when the Grammar and Technical Schools were merged under Mr Metcalfe as Warden.  Joan celebrated her 100th birthday last November but sadly died on 17th January, following a fall and a brief spell in hospital. 

Jack Smith writes: "Several former pupils visited her during her 100th year celebrations last summer and joined her for lunch.  She was full of conversation with her incredible memory for past events and of former pupils.  Joan was an amazing lady who touched the lives of so many of us.  She was held in high esteem by those she taught and influenced.  She will be remembered fondly and with much gratitude for her impact on so many young lives.

Her step son-in-law, Roger Sperring advises that her funeral will be held on Monday, 19th February at Luton Crematorium, Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 8DD at 12 noon.  We note that their web site names the crematorium as: The Vale Crematorium and adds:  Butterfield Green Road, which is off Hitchin Road."

If anyone has any memories of Miss Tebbutt that they would like to share, or would like to express their appreciation, please get in touch. We will put together any thoughts received and send them to her family.


More Sad News

Another passing we have learned about is Sheila Forde, nee Fenn, who sadly died last October.

She would have been a pupil from around 1951-1958. 


Sixties Bunch 2018

The intrepid Sixties Bunch are going to Edinburgh on Sunday 15th April and heading home on Saturday 21st April.

They will be staying in the new Premier Inn at 33 East Market St. Old Town, Edinburgh EH8 8FR.



College OW Database

The college are refreshing the Old Wymondhamians database and, even if you are already registered, it would be good if you could fill in the form using this link:-




For previous updates please click here.



College News

Delight as Wymondham College earns 'outstanding' inspection grade
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College was given the education and social care watchdog's highest grade in all three key areas, including quality of care and support, ..

Leading Norfolk figure Lady Ralphs passes away at the age of 99
Norwich Evening News

She was governor of Norwich School, Wymondham College and Culford School and was president of the Norwich branch of the United Nations


“Do everything you can” to get your children a place at Wymondham ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College has been included in a list of 20 schools society magazine Tatler claims are the “creme de la creme” of the state sector.



100 Club Update - OWs in 2013 - Click here for the latest news and for information on how to join.
College Heritage Room Click here for more information.  
OW's in 2013 David Spinks has written a few words outlining our current situation and a call for new OWs to help with various functions on our Committee which can be found here.  

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Wymondham College App

The Wymondham College App has been launched and is FREE to download. The app works on Android and Apple iOS devices - tablets, desktops and phones. You can easily flick through pages of the latest Lion newsletter, 6th Form News and Old Wymondhamians newsletter. It is planned to add much more in the coming weeks and months. Just visit the App Store and type in Wymondham College.




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