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The OA Club is run by a committee, with a committee meeting being held each term and the AGM being held in February each year. Membership of the committee is open to all OAs, and new members are always welcome.


The OA Club exists for its members, and therefore needs as many OAs as possible to get involved in the Club and the running of its many and various events. There are a number of ways to get involved in the OA Club:

Join the committee - The committee is always pleased to hear from OAs who would be interested in serving on the committee and helping to shape the direction and future of the OA Club. Committee meetings are held each term at KCT, although the ability to attend every meeting is not necessarily a prerequisite for serving on the committee.

Become a Year Rep - It is hoped that Year Reps will take a leading role in encouraging their peer group to remain in contact with the OA Club and to attend events both at KCT and elsewhere. Year Reps are welcome to arrange their own smaller reunion events for a particular cohort, or to co-ordinate with other Year Reps to organise an event for a specific decade, for example, and the Development Office at KCT is happy to provide support for such events.

This is a new initiative and we are in need of Year Reps for almost every year group. If you have a few hours to spare each month, and enjoy making contact with your school peers, the OA Club would be delighted to have you as a Year Rep. For more information please contact the OA Club Office. Email: oa@kings-taunton.co.uk

Get involved in Pelican Sport

There are strong OA [Pelican] sports clubs for most of the sports played at King’s, (cricket, rugby, football and both men’s and women’s hockey). Most sports enjoy an OA v current pupil match/tournament at some point during the academic year, and teams also play in external events such as the Cronk-Cunis rugby tournament.

Attend a reunion event - The OA Club organises a variety of events through the year both in the UK and overseas. There is an annual reunion dinner in November, with a London reception usually early in the spring. There is also an annual Forties to Sixties lunch for leavers from those two decades. OAs are also welcome to attend School events through the year such as the annual Remembrance Day service and the public Carol Service. You will be notified about these via the monthly e-bulletin and the OA newsletters and can register your attendance via Beyond King's.

OA Club Constitution and Rules

Laurence Underhill
OA Club President
Mr Ed Hawkins
OA Club Chairman
Mr Chris Rew
OA Club Treasurer
Mrs Karen McSwiggan
King's OA Secretary

The Development Office at KCT provides administrative support for the OA Club. If you require further information about the Club, please contact the Development Manager, Brenda Worth, BJworth@kings-taunton.co.uk

OA Committee Members

Mr Richard Biggs Headmaster and Vice PresidentMr Chris Close (Hon Sec) King Alfred 1972
Mr Sheldon Cole Perratts 1987Mr Damian Cooper-Smith Tuckwell 1994

Mr Nick Hawkins Perratts 1985Mr William Hawkins King Alfred 1983
Mrs Louise Hogg (nee Venner) Meynell 1997Mr Peter McKegney Former Staff 2013
Mr Tom Mott Perratts 1992Mr Richard Norman Bishop Fox 1992
Mrs Rebecca Payne (nee Wells-Cole) Meynell 1996Mr Garth Pedler Carpenter 1964
Mr Timothy Rainey Perratts 1991Mr Jamie Rudkin Neates 2000
Mr Ben Sykes Former Staff 1999Mr Gerry Wells-Cole Parents and Friends Association
Mrs Brenda Worth Development Manager

Mr Simon Worthy Director of Finance and Operations

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