125th Anniversary Celebrations

Founded in 1895

The 125th Anniversary Celebrations 1895 - 2020

2020 is a significant milestone for West House as it marks 125 years since the school opened.

On 11th May 1895 three boys were booked to attend but B. W. L. Owen was unwell so the school opened with just two pupils, G. P. Achurch and J. M. F. C. Pound - from small acorns mighty oaks do grow.

I hope most sincerely that all Old Boys would wish to take some part in the 125 celebratory events that have been organised for the year.
West House Old Boys' Association

Golf and Dinner

Friday 17th April 2020

Events start with a golf day and dinner on Friday 17th April at Harborne Golf Club. I hope that this will be an opportunity for Old Boys from across the generations to meet in a relaxing environment on the course or at the three course meal in the evening. You do not need to be a golfer to join us at the event. The club will be open throughout the day for Old Boys to call in and we are especially keen to attract non-playing Old Boys to the meal.

The association decided we would not hold a black tie formal event, but we hope this evening event will provide an opportunity for Old Boys to dine and socialise together, recounting memories of their prep school days. The dress code will be lounge suits and WHOBA ties will be a must.  A new Old Boys’ tie, commemorating 125 years, will be available in the New Year.

The cost of golf and dinner will be £55.00 per person.

Should you wish to attend the dinner only, please contact the school by registering your interest below.
West House Old Boys' Association

125th Anniversary Recital

Thursday 30th April 2020

The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, King Edward’s School
A concert showcasing the musical talents of past and current pupils that will include a number of individual and choral performances.

All tickets priced at £5.00 per person.

The school will be represented by musicians aged between 8 and 11 who have already achieved grades 5 – 8 in their specialist instruments.
West House Old Boys' Association

Victorian School Day

Monday 11th May 2020

The next event will be very much a current school occasion when the pupils will experience life of a Victorian school boy. This will be on the anniversary itself, Monday 11th May.

The Headmaster assures me that the electric lights will be allowed, but everyone will be encouraged to put aside the technology we all take for granted and experience a different way of life.
West House Old Boys' Association

Summer Open Day

Sunday 28th June 2020

The main summer event is an open day at the school on Sunday 28th June. The school will be open from 12noon until 4.00pm with a marquee on the Headmaster’s lawn serving afternoon tea. The whole of the school site will be open displaying short biographies of some past “famous” pupils, including the wonderful displays previously put together by Alison Houghton covering those who served during the First World War.

I really hope Old Boys, especially those that have not been back to the school for many years, will enjoy walking the school grounds, reminiscing about their school life and also seeing for themselves the wonderful facilities the school now offers to its pupils.  

Entertainment in the form of live music will be played throughout the afternoon and will include the school bands.  

For those who wish to make rather more of the occasion, there will be a bar serving beer and wines and a barbeque.
West House Old Boys' Association

The Act of Remembrance

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Followed in the afternoon with a service at St Philip’s Cathedral
Please join the current school for The Act of Remembrance. The school will be open to Old Boys from 9.30am with an invitation to attend the Remembrance Service in the Duce Hall and to take part in the Act of Remembrance. Teas and coffees will be available.

All Old Boys are then invited to join the school at St Philip’s Cathedral in the city centre for a service celebrating the school’s 125 years. The service will start at 2.30pm and I hope afterwards Old Boys will be able to form informal groups for chats and drinks in the city.
West House Old Boys' Association

125th Anniversary Pin Badge

Limited Edition Commemorative 125th Anniversary Pin Badges are available from the school office at a cost of £5.00 per badge.

Reserve a place

Golf & Dinner Dinner only 125th Anniversary Recital Victorian School Day Summer Open Day The Act of Remembrance & Cathedral Service Commemorative Pin Badge
Contact Us
Ms K Stevenson
Headmaster's PA

St James Road, Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 2NX
: 0121 440 4097
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  • School Term Dates 2020
  • Summer Term 2020 Begins - Wed 22th Apr
  • Half Term - Mon 25th May to Fri 29th May
  • Term Ends - Fri 10th July
  • Autumn Term 2020 Begins - Mon 7th Sept
  • Half Term - Thurs 22nd to Fri 30th Oct
  • Term Ends - Wed 16th Dec