A leading day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 4 - 13 yrs set on the idyllic North Norfolk Coast

Old Beestonians

Old Beestonians are a varied and diverse group, but they all share the life-long bond of being an OB (Old Beestonian). These friendships are enduring and OBs gather often informally and – increasingly – formally. Many have their own children at the school and express huge loyalty.

OBs are important to us. We are always delighted to hear your news and views and welcome you back to events here. If you’re in the area, do pay us a visit, just to remind yourself what a special school Beeston is! We regularly invite OBs to come into school to share their career stories and life experiences, to inspire children at assemblies or other evening events.

As an OB, you may be interested in the school’s admission process for your children or grandchildren, if so, please see our Admissions page. We are keen to see if we can top the already healthy 30% figure of OBs with children at the school.

Welcome from the joint chairs

Welcome to the Old Beestonian page on the website. The OB Society was established in 2002 with the publication of the first ‘Old Beestonian’ magazine. The Society was set up by Innes MacAskill , the school’s fourth Headmaster, and Cliff Vincent, one of its iconic masters who taught P.E. between 1971 and 1995. We produce the ‘Old Beestonian’ every two years. My wife Elaine and I took on the joint Chairmanship in 2019 having notched up 48 years at Beeston between us.

The Old Beestonian has two aims:

  • Assist in maintaining links and friendships between OBs and re-establishing contact between lost friends.
  • Encourage past pupils to stay in touch with Beeston, record their news and keep abreast of news and developments at the school.

With this in mind, please do drop us a line or call Viv in the office for a chat:

Tony and Elaine Richards: [email protected]

Viv Farnell:  [email protected]

You can also keep in touch via the Old Beestonians LinkedIn page which we are starting to build or follow the School on social media

We are proud to have launched The Beeston Foundation in October 2017 which raises funds for bursaries for children who might otherwise never have the opportunity of a Beeston education and in addition for planned capital projects, details of which can be found on our website. If, as an OB you would like to give a donation this should be directed towards the Foundation which is the main fundraising arm of the school.

We always enjoy your letters and emails – if you appreciate receiving and reading the OB magazine, please continue to send us your contributions and news which are invaluable for its future success – we love to hear how you are getting on.

Do visit whenever you are next in the area, and see how Beeston thrives today.

Best wishes to you all,

Tony and Elaine Richards

Joint Chairs of The Old Beestonian Society

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