Invitation to Charity Gala

As a member of the Blundell's Community, I would like to invite you to join me for our first Charity Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday 19 November.
Tickets are £55 each.
The Gala Dinner will be a social occasion for our community, with the opportunity of bringing parents, both past and present and Old Blundellians together to support some charities close to our hearts. Full details below.

Charity Gala Info & Tickets

Auction Prizes Needed

At the Gala we will also be raising funds for Blundell's Bursary Tours, Community Partnership Projects and School chosen Charities with a live auction.I would like to ask members of our Blundell's community to offer a prize(s) for the auction if you are able to do so.

If you would like to make a contribution to the auction, please contact the Development Office at or 01884 232324.

Examples of auction items: stay at a holiday home, private dinner, hampers, wine, gift vouchers, experiences etc,

Sponsorship Opportunities

There will also be the opportunity to sponsor specific elements of the evening. Sponsorship opportunities are listed below and various publicity is available to these sponsors including adverts in the programme, and mention of thanks in our Parent & Alumni newsletters.

Please contact the Development Office at or 01884 232324 for full details.

Blundell's Bar - £1000
Music and Entertainment - £1000
Wine on Table - £1000
Welcome Drinks - £500

Sponsorship Perks: Half a page advert in the Gala brochure, Business banner on display, 'Business of the Month' promotion in our monthly e-newsletter and mention of thanks in social media.

Sponsorship Information

October Edition of Archivium

After the long summer recess, welcome back to Archivium, the Blundell’s School Archive newsletter, keeping you abreast of what’s occurring in terms of the School’s heritage and the preservation of its treasures.

It has been a very long and busy first month back in the Archive. Several big events have already taken place involving the Archive – namely the 1950s and 1960s reunion as well as the A.V. Hill Centenary Celebrations. Alongside this, I have had the most wonderful opportunity to visit Old Blundell’s with the National Trust, as well as helping academics and other organisations with interest in the School. All this is outlined in greater detail below.

Please as always, do not hesitate to be in touch if you wish – my contact details are at the bottom of the newsletter.


Old Blundellian encounters with HM Queen Elizabeth II?

Do you have any anecdotes, stories or photos of HM Queen Elizabeth II?
Please send them to us to be shared in the next Blundell's diary.

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Winter Lunch - 12 October

Please join us at the next Winter lunch on 12 October. Old Blundellian Michael Wade (W 1960-63) will be speaking on 'The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language.' Deadline to rsvp is Sunday 9 October.

Or save the date for the December Winter Lunch on the 7 with guest speaker, Kate Lord-Brown (nee Lord) (GH 1987-89).

12 Oct Winter Lunch

Hare & Hounds Alumni Race

Congratulations to the following OBs who took part in the Annual Hare & Hounds alumni race this year.

Tom Cumberlege (4th), Justin Reynolds (14th) and Will Holland (20th).

Thank you for representing Blundell's!

Facebook Community Page

New Blundell's Community Facebook Page!
Give our new Community Facebook page a like.
Its where you will find all things: Old Blundellian and wider community including news and events!

New Facebook Page

Telephone Calls to our Community

Blundell's will once again be making calls to our Community over the course of this year. It was an initiative that began during lockdown that we feel still has merit today, in a post-lockdown world. 

These calls will be made mostly by pupils who will be using the experience as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Community Service element. 

Book a Phone Call

Community Rugby Tournament Success!

The third Blundell’s Community Touch Rugby Tournament and family day took place outside the Beale Centre on Sunday, September 18, yet again with great success. Eight teams took part in the 6-aside competition, three of which came from the ‘Blundell’s Braves’, a group from the school community that play every Thursday evening. Teams from Stags Estate Agents, Tiverton RFC, Kings Taunton, FH Old Boys and Millfield made up the two pools of four teams.

At the end of an afternoon of great touch rugby, the Braves won the overall trophy and the plate trophy. Huge thanks go to Tom Cowle (W 1991-96), the Friends of Blundell’s Prep Committee who ran a great BBQ, cake and drinks stall. Thanks also goes to St Austell Brewery who supplied the Korev Lager mobile bar again.

And thanks also to Simon Swain and Andy Southgate for being wonderful referees. If you wish to participate in this annual event or would like to find out more information about the Blundell’s Community Touch Rugby Thursday evening training sessions, please contact Tom Cowle on 07815 122950 or Janet Wooff at the OB Club. The sessions are followed by drinks in the Beale Centre (8.30-9.30pm) and all are welcome.

Rugby Photos

Blundell's Businesses of the Month

When you use Stags, you are getting over 145 years of West Country experience, combined with a level of expertise and regional knowledge that is second to none. You will be looked after by teams of experienced, qualified professionals, including chartered surveyors, valuers, land agents, lettings agents, auctioneers and negotiators, covering all property sectors.

Western Counties Equine Veterinary Surgeons and Equine Hospital. RCVS dedicated vets and specialist Equine Hospital nr Junction 26 and 27 of the M5.

NJT Plumbing and Heating for all your Plumbing and Heatings needs. Working mostly in Devon and the surrounding Counties.

Darts Farm award winning farmshop and lifestyle living near Topham.

Westlake Roofing since 1971 and scaffolding since 1984. Working mostly in Devon and the surrounding Counties.

Hole & Pugsley is one of Devon 's oldest firms of solicitors. The firm boasts a tradition of over 120 years of exceptional service to the community.

Thorne Farm Racing over 40 years experience in racing, Nigel Hawke & Thorne Farm Racing continue to provide the best facilities and advice for race horses.

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Donate Today!

If you benefited from your experiences at Blundell's and would like to help others to do so too, consider the PBFA fund. 


Gift In Your Will

A legacy to the Blundell's is one of the most meaningful and enduring gifts you can make.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunity available for our upcoming Gala Dinner. Click below to view all the packages available. 


Best Wishes from The Development Office, Old Blundellian Club & Archives,

Ben Boswell (FH 2000-02), Director of Development

Linda Bulpin, Development and Events Coordinator

Catherine Flavelle, Archivist

Emily Roffe-Silvester, Development Executive

Janet Wooff (GH 1980-82), Old Blundellian Club Secretary

Development Office
Phone: 01884 232324

The Old Blundellian Club
Phone: 01884 232010

Phone: 01884 232420


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