April 2017


Dear Parents and Old Sedberghians, The pace of the final week of the Lent Term feels like the sprint from Library Corner, down Loftus Hill to the finishing tape.  By mid-March the School is tired yet every year our pupils rise to the challenge of the House Cross-Country Competition, the Wilson Run and associated Concert, House Unisons and the Rosslyn Park Rugby Sevens Tournament.  Then, before we know it, Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions set off into the Lake District mountains, Fives players travel to the National Championships at St Paul’s and the Shooters disappear to Bisley.  We have been...
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New Golf Event for OSs

We have just arranged a triangular match with the Old Lorettonians and Old Alleynians (Dulwich) on Saturday 20 May at New Zealand Golf Club. New Zealand is a lovely and highly rated course near to Woking, Surrey ( and it promises to be a very good day. It will be 36 holes of golf and lunch. To register your interest or for more information please contact Robert Kendall at or 07979 548 009.

HRH Prince Charles takes off from Lupton Pitches in the Royal Helicopter

  On Monday 10th April Lupton pitches had a special guest grace its turf as HRH Prince Charles used the field as landing pad for his royal helicopter. It was part of his Royal tour of Cumbria which took place on Monday and Tuesday. He had been staying locally and graciously took the time to meet people from the school and town on his arrival before flying over to BAE Systems in Barrow. It was a fantastic spectacle and we hope to see him back in Sedbergh again soon.

OS Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Andrew Gregory Appointed Master Gunner, St James’s Park

In March OS Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Andrew Gregory was appointed as Master Gunner of St James’s Park. The Master Gunner, St James’s Park is the ceremonial head of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and channel of communication between the Regiment and the Captain General (Queen Elizabeth II). The appointment of Master Gunner, St James’s is held by a distinguished Royal Artillery Officer selected by the Queen in her capacity as Captain General, on the advice of the Colonels Commandant of the regiment and has honorary status over all other Commonwealth Artilleries. Andrew was also appointed Knight Commander of the...
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   Some things come around with quite alarming regularity. A reminder, if one were needed, that the years are ticking by. There is of course  the Boat Race in the south and we have our very own Wilson Run in the north. The Wilson Run has become a major event for members of our illustrious Club. The annual dinner, held in honour of this auspicious race, has itself become a celebration, not only of the race, but also of our friendship and our heritage. So this year we descended on Simonstone Hall near Hawes. A full house with seventy souls;...
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2017 1st XV Rugby Tour Fundraising Dinner – Saturday 29th April

You are cordially invited to our SSFC Dinner on Saturday 29th April 2017 to celebrate the Rugby Tour to Hong Kong and New Zealand in July 2017 The dinner will be held in Powell Hall starting at 7.30pm until 12.00pm Dress is smart casual (Lounge Suits). Price of the ticket is £35.00 per head which includes a 2 course dinner with tea/coffee There will be wine, beer and soft drinks available to purchase on the night A silent auction will be launched soon and completed at the dinner Please purchase your tickets via the link below. Tickets are open to all comers....
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OS Yorkshire Dinner

You are invited to the OS Yorkshire Dinner Thursday 22nd June 2017 at The Principal Hotel York 7:00pm Drinks Reception, 8pm Dinner Dress: Lounge Suits Partners welcome Tickets are £35 (£20 for under 35 year olds)