What We Do

The Old Tamensians’ Association

The OTA was first formed in 1909 as a means of maintaining the esprit de corps that existed at the school. During the late 1800s there had been an Association of Old Boys but that had petered out. On the 10th March 1908, eighteen old boys met at the Holborn Restaurant, London. They included the then current headmaster Dr Shaw, three former masters, three of the four Kislingburys, four of the five Sims, G.E. Shrimpton and E.L. Stroud. The OTA was formally established at the begining of 1909. Within a few weeks of its inception the membership stood at 45. Since then it has continued to thrive, thousands have joined, and today it is a flourishing Association open to everyone who has studied at or been on the staff of the School.

1. The prime purpose of the OTA is to ensure that students and staff can stay in touch with the School and one another. The OTA has an extensive web-site that is updated frequently with news of the School and members and an e-newsletter is published regularly.

2. Organises OT matches in rugby, netball, hockey, soccer and cricket (and any others if a team can be formed).

3. Organises an annual OTA golf tournament.

4. Organises Founder’s Day: the Church Service, AGM, lunch, matches and tea etc.

5. Helps organise Year Group reunions.

6. Holds an open reunion at the annual Spring Lunch.

7. Provides trustees for the John Hampden War Memorial Fund.

8. Supports the School in any way it can, including fund-raising activities.

9. Sells OTA scarves, blazer badges, ties, rugby shirts and books.

A Committee meets thrice yearly; a warm welcome is extended to everyone who might wish to join it so that we can continue to make the OTA relevant for today’s students.

John Hampden War Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund exists to make grants to former students in higher education, apprenticeships and undertaking vocational training, to cover books, tools and equipment and other course necessities such as special clothing. The Fund also provides textbooks and equipment for the School.

To apply for a grant, please either:

  • email janmerrowsmith@gmail.com
  • or write a letter to JHWMF, 37 Greenwood Avenue, Chinnor, Oxford OX39 4HW
  • In both instances outlining the reason for your request, the items you wish to buy and their cost. (See format below.)

Format

Please copy and paste this format into your email or letter.

1. Name: (Your full name as per your bank account)
2. Correspondence Address: (The awards are paid by cheque so this needs to be a reliable address as the cheques are posted here.)

3. Mobile Telephone: (In the unlikely event case we have any urgent queries.)

4. Email: (so we can contact you if we need further info if you decide to send your request by post.)

5. Years studied at Lord Williams’s School:

6. GCSE Results: (just the subjects)

7. A-level Results: (subjects and grades. We only ask this for security purposes to check you are who you say you are! and not some nasty bot.)

8. Proposed or current university course or other career path:

9. Request for funds: we are very happy to make grants for books, equipment, tools and sometimes special travel undertaken to further study. We will also consider other requests.

Please include:

  • amount of money requested and a list of specific items and their individual cost e.g. book titles and cost of book, tools and their cost etc.

Please note that we DO NOT contribute towards:

  • living costs
  • laptops or other IT
  • regular transport to and from the place of study.

10. Please add any comments you would like to make in support of your application e.g. family and financial circumstances, special equipment essential to the course etc.

  • The email or letter should arrive by 31st September in any year and the awards are made annually in October or November.
  • It is possible to reapply for further awards in subsequent years during your period of study.
  • Usually, all applicants receive an award unless the items requested are outside what we are able to pay for.

John Hampden Fund Application Form

John Hampden War Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund exists to make grants to former students in higher education, apprenticeships and undertaking vocational training, to cover books, tools and equipment and other course necessities such as special clothing. The Fund also provides textbooks and equipment for the School. To apply for a grant, please either: email …

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