Welcome to the website of the Old Thorntonians Association (Clapham)

President:  Michael Caplan QC (1964-71)


The Association was re-formed in September 2006 to enable former pupils and staff of Henry Thornton School, Clapham, to stay in touch with one another, and to share views, news, memories and information relevant to both the school's and their own history















  • To provide a forum for Association members to exchange information and to stay in touch by various means: the newsletter, this website, e-mail, reunions and the membership directory
  • To serve as a focal point as appropriate for any UK regional or overseas communities of Old Thorntonians who may arrange to meet for local social events and reunions
  • To publish a newsletter approximately three times a year












If you are a former pupil or member of staff, and haven't yet joined the Association, why not do so today? The annual subscription for Full membership is only £10.00 (£6.00 for Associates), and you can apply by clicking here


2017 Reunion:  held in the Blue Room at The Windmill on  Monday 9  October; 27 OTs were present.  The date of next year's event will be agreed by the Management Ccommittee at its meeting on 13 November. 

2018 AGM:  to be held at Lambeth Academy, Elms Road, at 2pm on  Saturday 24 March

Association tie:  the Management Committee  has agreed to purchase a fresh stock, for probable delivery by Christmas;  see newsletter no 39 (November 2017) for further details.  Non-members should contact Ted Hayward, using the online form, if they are inteerested  in making a purchase.  An image of the tie is displayed in the Miscellaneous gallery - no 5 in the line-up - which is accessed by clicking on Memorabilia on the menu on this page.

Commemorative plaqueThe Mayor of Lambeth unveiled the plaque, in Elms Road (next to the entrance to Lambeth Academy), on Saturday 21 March 2015 at a ceremony attended by 16 OTs, local councillors and others, including representatives of the Clapham Society.  Selected photographs have been added to a dedicated page of the website:  select Memorabilia from the Home page menu, then click on Plaque Unveiling. 

Pupil honours boards:  the five boards covering the period 1918-50 inclusive are at Lambeth Academy in the Sixth Form study area. The remaining entries, for 1951-68, are housed at Lambeth College, South Side.


Please note that the Newsletters page is password-protected, and is available for viewing by Association members only.  Selection of this page will bring up a password window with the cursor already positioned at the left-hand side of the window ready for entry of the password. Just type in the password, remembering that it is case-sensitive. Do not try to position the cursor using the mouse, as otherwise the password entry will fail.


The following sites may also be of interest.

Old Thorntonians Football Club   (Founded in 1928 and still going strong)

Amateur Football Combination  (For OTFC 1st XI fixtures and tables, go to Inter South column and click on Inter South; for 2nd XI go to column 5.South West, and 6.South West for the 3rd XI) 

Old Thorntonians Golf Society

Lambeth College   (South Side, Clapham Common)

Lambeth Academy  (Occupies site of the 1929 HTS building off Elms Road) 

http://www.claphamsociety.com/  (Registered charity actively involved in a wide range of local issues, including planning and conservation)

http://landmark.lambeth.gov.uk/  (Lambeth Council's archives site, with 7000+ photographs of local buildings etc, including a few of HTS and others, such as Holy Trinity Church)

The Windmill-on-the-Common   (Venue for reunions and other Association meetings)

The Old Cicestrians - representing former pupils and staff of Chichester High School for Boys -  have their own (recently redesigned) website:  



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Site developed and maintained by OTs Chris Bishop and Ted Hayward