Welcome to the Foundation and Old Grovians section of the website.
Grovian for Life!
“Mindful of a home which never
Distance from her kin can sever,
Mindful of our friends for ever”
Joining Woodhouse Grove is best compared to joining an extended family that will offer friendship and support throughout life. Grovians, regardless of generation or gender enjoy a special bond. The Woodhouse Grove School Foundation aims to enhance the function and purpose of The Old Grovian Association, an organisation which has a proven capacity to support the School through a variety of means and methods. As the cycle of challenges facing the School continue to evolve in the 21st Century, we aim to engage and inform the wider Grove family, through traditional and contemporary skills of communication, to develop and secure the future of the School.
“Old Grovians, you have helped, each one of you, to make the School: you are still as much a part of it as we are, for you (and those alas, who are gone) made our tradition and we feel your influence in every part of our life. We want you to know that you are still with us in affection and purpose”.
The Old Grovian Association - A.B.‘Sam’ Southerns (From “notes to O.G.’s”1921)
Keep in Touch – let us know where you are and what you are up to by visiting our “Keep In Touch” page.
Stay engaged - we shall seek to place news and updates on this site but you can also consider engaging through our social media accounts.
Our social media accounts are:
Facebook – Old Grovian Association
LinkedIn – Old Grovian Business Network
Or email us at:
The Objectives of the OGA
To assist the academic and recreational life of the School
To further the interests and reputation of the School
The strength and prosperity of the School owes much to the OGA and the many people who have served it over the years. All OG’s can help through a variety of opportunities:
• Supporting functions (at School, other parts of the UK and on occasions throughout the world)
• Developing shared interests (e.g. Business, sport and culture)
• Employment/work experience – The ‘Network’
The Woodhouse Grove School Foundation
The Foundation is a Charitable Trust formed and run by the School for the purpose of organising and coordinating our fundraising and development work. This includes facilitating the effective functioning of the Old Grovian Association. As a Trust, it is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) developed by the Headmaster and Governors and overseen by an appointed group of Trustees. Though in its infancy the Foundation is seeking to enhance existing fundraising structures and develop relationships to broaden knowledge of the School’s immediate plans and longer-term vision. As a dynamic and forward-thinking establishment, constantly adapting to meet the challenges of educating young people in the 21st Century, we are anxious to retain our distinctive values and ethos while responding to the demands and requirements of the modern world. In this sense of heritage and continuity it is to our Alumni and wider group of friends that we shall be seeking to raise levels of awareness. While our most immediate focus is to the requirements for bursary funding, we shall remain constantly receptive of giving to specific School projects towards which potential donors might feel a particular affinity or passion.