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 and their own links with it

  • 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


2020 Reunion:  subject to confirmation nearer the date, to be held on Tuesday 3 November.

UPDATE ON 2020 AGM:  this meeting, originally arranged for Saturday 21 March at Lambeth Academy, has been postponed owing to the risks associated with the spread of Covid-19. It may now be combined with the next reunion, as preceding item. The Secretary will advise members as soon as a firm decision has been taken. 

Association tie:  a limited supply, in polyester (as previously), is available for purchase by all OTs;  the price, including postage, is £15.  Non-members should contact Ted Hayward, using the online form, if they are interested.  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.


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)  

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   (Current venue for reunions and other Association meetings) 

The Old Cicestrians  - representing former pupils and staff of Chichester High School for Boys - have their own website:  http://oldcicestrians.co.uk

Any comments or suggestions?
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Site developed and maintained by OTs Chris Bishop and Ted Hayward