Archive for OWBA Events

OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society Debate Friday 16th November

Ever wondered what happens at a Phoenix Society debate?

Join us on Friday 16th November for the third OWBA v WBS Phoenix Society debate.















The motion:

“This house believes it should be a criminal offence to offend someone”

(OWBA Opposing)

This lively and entertaining evening begins with the debate in the 150 Theatre followed by a carvery supper in the Karslake hall.

Tickets are priced at just £12 and includes a carvery supper.

FREE to current Sixth Formers

Bookings made by contacting the OWBA office

e: [email protected] t:01598 760188

Tickets can be purchased by sending a cheque for £12 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer


Bank: NatWest

Branch: South Molton

Name: Old West Buckland Association

Account Number: 06112129

Sort Code: 55-50-29

Ref: (your name)PH

Tickets can be purchased Online (small booking fee applies)




Tom Hitchins Lunch: Saturday 17th November

We do hope that you can join us at The Tom Hitchins’ Lunch on Saturday 17th November.

Event: The Tom Hitchins’ Lunch

Time: 12 for 12.30

Date: Saturday 17th November 2018

Address: Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, PL4 0TW














Menu: Here is a copy of the menu return form options for lunch. Please indicate your choice by Friday 9th November.


Raffle: We shall be holding a raffle after lunch and any additional contributions of wine or chocolates would be gratefully received. If you would like to donate a small prize please bring it along on the day.


If you have not already made payment for the lunch and would like to attend, you can do so by either sending a cheque for £30 per person (made payable to OWBA) or by making an online transfer


Bank: NatWest

Branch: South Molton

Name: Old West Buckland Association

Account Number: 06112129

Sort Code: 55-50-29

Ref: (your name)TH


For those travelling from North Devon we are hoping to provide a minibus, spaces will be limited. Please do let us know if you would like to join us on the bus.


Directions to RWYC


If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01598 760188 and we shall be very happy to help.



Very best wishes





Monica Carter-Burns

Communications & Events Officer


Christmas Jazz Night: Friday 7th December

We hope you can join us for another fabulous evening, courtesy of the immensely talented West Buckland Jazz Band.

Event: WBJ Christmas Jazz Night
Date: Friday 7th December 2018
Venue: High Bullen Hotel
From: 7pm until 11.30pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual. Black Tie optional.

We have already been inundated with table bookings but there are still a few tables and individual tickets available, if you hurry!

To reserve your place, please email [email protected] or call 01598 760188

Tickets are priced at just £30 per person which includes a three-course meal.

























Payment can be made by either sending a cheque for £30 per person (made payable to West Buckland School Foundation) or by making an online transfer to:

Bank: Clydesdale Bank
Sort Code: 82-64-23
Account No: 70025785
Please include the reference Jazz followed by your name.


Alternatively, bookings can be made via Ticketsource (small fee applies)

Dietary requirements: Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we shall ensure that the kitchen is aware.

Overnight Accommodation: High Bullen have very generously offered us a special rate of £45pp based on two people sharing a double room (twin where available) on a B&B basis.

To book accommodation, please call High Bullen on 01769 540561 and say that you are with the West Buckland Jazz evening at the point of booking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me: [email protected]

Monica Carter-Burns

Foundation/OWBA Office

OWBA HK Reunion: Saturday 13th October

We would be delighted if you could join us for an informal get-together of Alumni, parents (past and present) and friends of West Buckland School.
Current Deputy Headmaster, David Hymer is looking forward to greeting you.




To assist with numbers, please RSVP via email to [email protected]

OWBA Birmingham Reunion: Thursday 8th November

If you live, work or study in the Midlands, we would love to see you at the OWBA Birmingham Reunion on Thursday 8th November.
















Join us at the Old Joint Stock from 6pm, for a couple drinks and a catch up with Alumni, old and new.

Let us know by email if you plan to come.

Those who have expressed an interest so far include:



Amanda Reynolds

Monica Carter-Burns

Lucy Lancaster

Chris Ponder (17-12S)

Oscar Carter-Burns (12-17F)

Katie Hevingham (10-17B)

Issy Brown (06-15F)

Ethan Cobb (12-18F)

Georgina Crosbie (09-18F)

Nick Loat  (08-17C)

Mercedes Cooling (98-12F)

Luke Templeman (11-13G)


OWBA Sports: Saturday 8th September

All are welcome to join us for a day of sporting rivalry, competing in shooting, Rugby, Girls Hockey and Netball for the honour of The Loving Cup..

Please do get in touch if you would like to compete.








We would also love to see a big crowd of spectators cheering on the teams, Parents, Alumni and friends are all welcome to sample the delights of the bar and BBQ!

The schedule is as follows….


11am- 12pm Girl’s Hockey Astro
1pm BBQ Marquee
1pm AGM PE Classroom in the JESC
2pm Shooting Albert Beer Range
2pm Netball Front Courts
2.30pm Rugby 1st Team Pitch
4pm Presidents reception & Loving Cup Marquee

Celebration of Farming : Friday 7th September













Dear Member of the West Buckland School Community


A Celebration of Farming – Friday 7th September 2018


We are delighted to invite you to an evening here at West Buckland School to celebrate the links that the school has with the local farming community and the contribution you all make to the life of the School.  We do hope that you will be keen to gather your farming friends and family members to join us for what we are sure will be a lively and sociable evening.


We are thrilled to confirm that Dr Sean Beer will be our guest speaker.  Sean is currently Senior Lecturer in Agriculture at Bournemouth University, a Nuffield Scholar and advocate for British food, farming and the countryside.  He attended West Buckland School in the early 1980’s. His late father, Albert Beer, was also educated at WBS. Albert went on to a distinguished career internationally and locally, working passionately on campaigns related to food, farming and the countryside.


The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.00pm in the 150 Building, with a three-course meal served in the Karslake Hall at 7.45pm followed by short speeches.  A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.


Tickets are £20 per person and £10 for current sixth formers and undergraduates.  Please book your tickets by Friday 24th August – places are limited so please do book as soon as possible with the Foundation Office.  Please return the reply slip in the enclosed pre-paid envelope or email [email protected] to confirm your place.



Yours faithfully




BILL GEEN                                                                                          IAN  BLEWETT

Chairman of Trustees                                                                         President

West Buckland School Foundation                                                    OWBA


Notice of AGM : Saturday September 8th at 1pm

We do hope that you can join us for the OWBA AGM on Saturday 8th September from 1pm.


Agenda to be published shortly.

Last year’s minutes can be found HERE

OWBA 1980’s Reunion: 23rd June 2018

We do hope that you can join us for the OWBA 1980’s Reunion on Saturday 23rd June













Tickets can be booked by calling the office on 01598 760188 or emailing [email protected]

Alternatively bookings are being taken online


Those who have booked so far include:

David Clark 69-03S
Robert Wheeler 80-86F
Anne Ohlmann Fuchs 83-85F
Sarah Kennedy Johnson 80-84C
Tracey Powell Ploughman 80-85C
Helen Berry 83-14S
Paul Berry 77-01S
Michael Dinning 79-85C
Helen Dinning
Matthew Semple 75-85G
Emma Simpkins 83-85F
Shaun Trevisick 76-84G
John Whitfield 79-07S
Jeremy Allcock 74-86F
Wakefield Morys-Carter 82-86B (plus 1)
Lesley Parkin 82-88F (plus 1)
Philip Brewer 79-86G
Jon Bassett 78-85C (plus 1)
Ida Lam 84-89C
Jeremy Mills 75-84B
Neil Wilson 76-84B
Andrew Brooks 77-84C
Dave Wolfenden 76-83G (plus 1)
Ruan Peat Walsh 84-88C (plus 1)
Kevan Cornfield 79-87G
Mark Cornfield 77-85G
Jonathan Mair 79-86G
Chris Ponder 73-12S
Ashley Wheaton 79-86F
Michael Downward 79-97S
Karin Lang Blomfield 84-86F (plus 1)
Stuart Smith 73-80G
Sean Aspey 79-86B
Tom Booth 78-86C
Martin Barwise 83-90B
Stuart Morris 80-85C
Andrew Gray 77-86B
Ian Blewett 72-77G
Susan Huxtable-Selly 79-84S
Jawed Khan 83-86G (plus 2)
Uyiosa Omoregie 83-87C
Angela Avens 63-95S
John Avens 62-94S
Suzy Conchie Maskell 80-84G
Dan Tredant 76-85G
Javed Khamisani 77-80F
Junaid Khamisani 77-80F (plus 5)
Robert Clarke 78-S
Sarah O’Connor Balsillie 81-84B
Rob Hitchins 78-88G
Jeng Tumogi
David Chittock (77-84C)
Farham Shams (84-88B)
Vicky Ryce (85-90B)

Trip to the Battlefields: 17th October – 21st October

As we commemorate World War 1 100th Anniversary, WBS History Teacher Chris Allin is organising a tour to visit northern France and Belgium to see the important battlefields, cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front.










The price is £400 per person which includes, return luxury coach travel, return Euro Tunnel crossings, four night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, excursions and IPP Bonding Insurance.

The full Itinerary can be found HERE

We fully anticipate that this trip will be heavily subscribed, so please do register your interest by contacting Monica Carter-Burns e: [email protected] tel: 01598 760188