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The terms Old Boys and Old Girls are the usual expressions in use in the United Kingdom for former pupils or alumni of primary and secondary schools. While these are traditionally associated with independent schools, they are also used for some schools in the state sector. The term is also used for those who attended New Zealand schools, Sri Lankan schools, a few universities in the UK and, to a lesser extent, schools in Australia, Canada and South Africa.
The Old Boy form is given a specific identification for each school. Some schools use an adjectival form of the school name, such as "Old Etonian", "Old Harrovian", or "Old Reptonian" (old boys of Eton College, Harrow School, and Repton School). Some use a Latin form derived from the Latin name of the school or its location as "Old Novocastrian" (old boys of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne). Some are based on the name of the founder, such as "Old Wykehamist" and "Old Alleynian" (for old boys of Winchester College, founded by William of Wykeham, and Dulwich College, founded by Edward Alleyn). Some are based on the school's location or street, such as "Old Gowers" (for University College School, originally in Gower Street). Many of the schools have histories dating back several hundred years, and the Old Boy forms may have been in use for a hundred years or more. Other more recently established schools have devised Old Boy names that are distinctive to prevent confusion with other schools. The tradition for many girls schools has been to use the term "Seniors" rather than "Old Girls".
Almost all of these schools have old boy associations that use the official name. Some schools have amalgamated or been renamed through various transformations, but they usually maintain a consistent name for their old boy associations. Many of these schools have teams that compete nationally in sports such as cricket, rugby union, soccer, field hockey and golf, and these teams are usually referred to by the standard Old Boy name, although some also have nicknames. In deference to this tradition, the standard "Old Boys" is often used for sporting clubs and used as part of many sporting associations and clubs worldwide. Examples include Argentine football club Newell's Old Boys, New Zealand rugby union club High School Old Boys RFC and Swiss football club BSC Old Boys.
List of schools and old boy associations
School Type Old Boys/Girls Derivation Location Notes Abingdon School Old Abingdonians Ackworth School Ackworth Old Scholars Addey and Stanhope School Old Addeyans From the founder of the Addey School, John Addey London Aldenham School Old Aldenhamians Ampleforth College Old Amplefordians Archbishop Tenison's Church of England High School, Croydon Old Tenisonians Archbishop Tenison's Church of England School Old Tenisonians Ardingly College Old Ardinians Arnold School Old Arnoldians Ashville College Old Ashvillians Bablake School Old Wheatleyans From the school's main benefactor, Thomas Wheatley Badminton School Old Badmintonians Bancroft's School Old Bancroftians Batley Grammar School Old Batelians Bedales School Old Bedalians Bedford Modern School Old Bedford Modernians Bedford School Old Bedfordians St Bede's College, Manchester Old Bedians Bemrose School Old Bemrosians Closed 1989 Benenden School Benenden Seniors Berkhamsted School Old Berkhamstedians Birkdale School Old Birkdalians Birkenhead School Old Birkonians Bishop Gore School Old Goreans Bishop's Stortford College Old Stortfordians Bishop Wordsworth's School Old Wordsworthians Bloxham School Old Bloxhamists Blundell's School Old Blundellians Bolton School Old Boltonians Bootham School Bootham Old Scholars Bradfield College Old Bradfieldians Bradford Grammar School Old Bradfordians Brentwood School (Essex) Old Brentwoods Bridgnorth Endowed School Old Bridgnorthians Brighton College Old Brightonians Bristol Grammar School Old Bristolians Bromsgrove School Old Bromsgrovians Bruce Castle School Old Brucastrians Closed 1891 Bryanston School Old Bryanstonians Bury Grammar School Old Clavians From the school motto Sanctas Clavis Hic Fores Aperit (c1570) Campbell College Old Campbellians Canford School Old Canfordians Caterham School Old Caterhamians Charterhouse School Old Carthusians Chatham House Grammar School Old Ruymians Cheadle Hulme School Old Waconians From the former name of Warehousemen and Clerks' Orphan Schools (WaCO) Cheltenham College Old Cheltonians Chigwell School Old Chigwellians Christ College, Brecon Old Breconians Christ's Hospital Christ's Hospital Old Blues Churcher's College Old Churcherians City of London School Old Citizens City of Oxford School City of Oxford School Old Boys Clifton College Old Cliftonians Colchester Royal Grammar School Old Colcestrians Colfe's School Old Colfeians The College of Richard Collyer Old Collyerians Cranleigh School Old Cranleighans Culford School Old Culfordians Dauntsey's School Old Dauntseians Dean Close School Old Decanians Denstone College Old Denstonians Derby School Old Derbeians Closed 1989 Derby Grammar School Old Derbeians Diss Grammar School Old Dysseans Dollar Academy Old Academicals Douai School Old Dowegians Dover College Old Dovorians Dover Grammar School for Boys Old Pharosians From Latin pharos, lighthouse, referring to the Roman lighthouses for which Dover was once famous. Downe House School Downe House Seniors Downside School Old Gregorians Dragon School Old Dragons Dulwich College Old Alleynians After the founder (1619) Edward Alleyn Durham School Old Dunelmians Eastbourne College Old Eastbournians Edinburgh Academy Edinburgh Academical Elizabeth College, Guernsey Old Elizabethans Guernsey Ellesmere College Old Ellesmerians Emanuel School Old Emanuels Epsom College Old Epsomians Eton College Old Etonians Exeter School Old Exonians Fairfield Grammar School Old Fairfieldians Felsted School Old Felstedians Fettes College Old Fettesians Forest School (Walthamstow) Old Foresters Framlingham College Old Framlinghamians Frensham Heights School Old Frenshamians Friars School, Bangor Old Dominicans Established on a Dominican Friary (1557) Furness Academy Old Barrovians Giggleswick School Old Giggleswickians Glenalmond College Old Glenalmond Godolphin and Latymer School Old Dolphins Gordonstoun Old Gordonstounians Gresham's School Old Greshamians Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Old Haberdashers Haileybury and Imperial Service College Old Haileyburians Hampton School Old Hamptonians Hanley Castle High School Old Hancastrians The Harrodian School Old Harrodians Harrow School Ind Old Harrovians Harrow High School Comp Old Gaytonians After original site in Gayton Road Headington School, Oxford Old Headingtonians Hereford Cathedral School Old Herefordians Highgate School Old Cholmeleians After founder Sir Roger Cholmeley Hull Grammar School Hull Old Grammarians Hulme Grammar School Oldham Hulmeians Hurstpierpoint College Old Johnians Hymers College Old Hymerians Ilford County High School Old Parkonians From former name Park Higher Grade School Ipswich School Old Ipswichians John Roan School Old Roans The Judd School Old Juddians Kelly College Old Kelleians Kendrick School Kendrick Old Girls King's College, Taunton Old Aluredians The King's School, Chester Old King's Scholars Chester The King's School, Canterbury Old King's Scholars King's School, Rochester Old Roffensians The King's School, Worcester Old Vigornians King's School, Bruton Old Brutonians King Edward VI Aston Aston Old Edwardians King Edward VI School (Bury St Edmunds) Old Burians King Edward VI Grammar School (Chelmsford) Old Chelmsfordians King Edward's School, Witley Old Witleians King Henry VIII School, Coventry Old Coventrians King George V College Old Georgians Kingswood School Old Kingswoodians Bath Lancaster Royal Grammar School Old Lancastrians Lancing College Old Lancing Langley School, Loddon Icenians Latymer Upper School Old Latymerians Lawrence Sheriff School Old Laurentians Leicester Grammar School Old Leicestrians Leighton Park School Old Leightonians Leeds Grammar School Old Leodiensians Liverpool College Old Lerpoolians The Leys School Old Leysians The Cathedral School, Llandaff Old Llandavians Llandovery College Old Llandoverians Lord Williams's School, Thame Old Tamensians Refers to Thame Loretto School Old Lorettonians Loughborough Grammar School Old Loughburians Ludgrove School Old Ludgrovians Lewis School, Pengam Old Ludovicans Ludovicus, the Latin version of the name 'Lewis' Magdalen College School, Oxford Old Waynfletes After founder, William Waynflete Maidstone Grammar School Old Maidstonians Malvern School Old Malvernians Manchester Grammar School Old Mancunians Marlborough College Old Marlburians Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby Old Crosbeians Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood Old Merchant Taylors Merchiston Castle School Merchistonians Midhurst Grammar School Old Midhurstians Millfield Old Millfieldians Mill Hill School Old Millhillians Monkton Combe School Old Monktonians Mount Radford School Old Radfordians North London Collegiate School Old North Londoners Northampton School for Boys Old Northamptonians Norwich School Old Norvicensians From Norvic, Latin name of Norwich Nottingham High School Old Nottinghamians Oakham School Old Oakhamians Old Swinford Hospital Old Foleyans After founder, Thomas Foley The Oratory School Old Oratorians Oswestry School Old Oswestrians Oundle School Old Oundelians Pangbourne College Old Pangbournians Pate's Grammar School Old Patesians The Perse School Old Perseans Peter Symonds College Old Symondians Pocklington School Old Pocklingtonians Portsmouth Grammar School Old Portmuthians Portora Royal School Old Portorans Princethorpe College Old Princethorpians Queen's College, London Old Queens Queen's College, Taunton Old Queenians Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn Old Blackburnians Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield Old Savilians After one of founders Thomas Saville (1591) Queen Elizabeth's Hospital Old Elizabethans Queenswood School Old Queenswoodians Radley College Old Radleians Ratcliffe College Old Ratcliffians Ravenscroft School Old Ravens Reading School Old Redingensians Reed's School Old Reedonians Reigate Grammar School Old Reigatians Repton School Old Reptonians Ripon Grammar School Old Riponians Roedean School Old Roedeanians Rossall School Old Rossallians Royal Belfast Academical Institution Old Instonians RGS Worcester Old Elizabethans Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I Royal Grammar School, Guildford Old Guildfordians Royal Grammar School, Newcastle Old Novocastrians From Novocastria, Latin name of Newcastle Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe Old Wycombiensians The Royal School, Armagh Old Armachians Royal Wolverhampton School Old Royals Rugby School Old Rugbeians Ruthin School Old Ruthinians Rutlish School Old Rutlishians Rydal Penrhos Old Rydalians Shrewsbury School Old Salopians From Salopia, the Latin for Shropshire Seaford College Old Seafordians Sedbergh School Old Sedberghians Sevenoaks School Old Sennockians Sherborne School Old Shirburnians Sir George Monoux College Old Monovians Sir John Deane's College, Northwich Old Wittonians From Witton, an ancient name for Northwich Solihull School Old Silhillians The Skinners' School Old Skinners Slough Grammar School Old Paludians From Latin palus, a slough St. Bees School Old St. Beghians St Benedict's School Old Priorians From school's original name, Ealing Priory School St. Clement Danes School Old Danes St Columba's College, St Albans Old Columbans St Albans St Dunstan's College Old Dunstonians St Edward's School, Oxford Old St Edwards St Faith's School Old Fidelians St. George's School, Harpenden Old Georgians Harpenden St Ignatius' College Old Ignatians St John's School, Leatherhead Old Johnians Leatherhead St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate Old Lawrentians St Leonard's School St Leonards School Seniors St Olave's Grammar School Old Olavians St Paul's School, London Old Paulines St Paul's Girls' School Old Paulinas St Peter's School, York Old Peterites St Swithun's School, Winchester Old Swithunites Stamford School Old Stamfordians Stowe School Old Stoics A pun on the name of "Stowe" and the philosophy of Stoicism Stonyhurst College Old Stonyhursts Stockport Grammar School Old Stopfordians Strand School Old Strandians Summer Fields School Old Summerfieldians Sunningdale School Old Sunningdalians Sutton Grammar School for Boys Old Suttonians Sutton Valence School Old SV Taunton School Old Tauntonians Tonbridge School Old Tonbridgians Trent College Old Tridents Trinity School of John Whitgift Old Mid-Whitgiftians Truro School Old Truronians University College School Old Gowers After Gower Street, where it was located Uppingham School Old Uppinghamians Warminster School Old Verlucians William Camden's identification of the Roman town of Verlucio with Warminster Watford Grammar School for Boys Old Fullerians After founder Elizabeth Fuller Warwick School Old Warwickians Wells Cathedral School Old Wellensians Wellingborough School Old Wellingburians Wellington College, Berkshire Old Wellingtonians West Buckland School Old West Bucklands West Downs School Old West Downs Closed 1988 Westcliff High School for Boys Old Westcliffians Westminster School Old Westminsters Whitgift School Old Whitgiftians William Hulme's Grammar School Old Hulmeians Wilson's School Old Wilsonians Wisbech Grammar School Wisbech Old Grammarians Worksop College Old Worksopians Wrekin College Old Wrekinians Wolverhampton Grammar School Old Wulfrunians Wycliffe College (Gloucestershire) Old Wycliffians Winchester College Old Wykehamists After founder William of Wykeham (1382) Woodhouse Grove School Old Grovians Wycombe Abbey Wycombe Abbey Seniors
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