Sedbergh School 2


Yes, this is the latest news, my eldest grandson might just come to Sedbergh, and it would be most excellent if it comes to pass.

Now, I am most fortunate that, being in Sedbergh, my daughter, who is the owner of this particular boy, was able to visit with her family to explore the place. This is what has persuaded them. Apparently, my words weren’t enough. Proof is personal, and it took a visit for them to see what a life changing opportunity Sedbergh might be for young Cupcake (not his real name).

So, this had Ben Collins and I thinking. We do a lot of this at the OS Club. After several cups of tea, we came to the conclusion that it would be good for others to have a more personal experience such that they can make an informed choice.

Therefore, on a first come first served basis, and with no obligation on your part, if you might be thinking of Sedbergh as a school for your child, we are offering to pay for OS and their families to come to Sedbergh, stay a night in the Black Bull, and experience Sedbergh first hand. Ben and I will take you out for dinner (or not, it’s up to you), and the Admissions Team will arrange a tour and taster of School life. You can even meet some of the pupils. This applies to OS parents and OS Grandparents.

By the way, did you know that as an OS parent or Grandparent, you are entitled to a 10% fee concession? There is also a further fee concession for siblings.

The School is nearly full but the Headmaster is keen to make space for children and grandchildren of OS and will do all he can to accommodate such requests. You are, after all, part of our history and our success.

So, please do let me know if this is of interest. There is no obligation to send your child to Sedbergh, we just want you to make an informed choice. It is too important a decision to do otherwise.

If this is of interest, please email me (Jan van der Velde:

Have a great Christmas.

Jan van der Velde

Director of Alumni Development