Category Archives: Alumni News

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Immac Celebration Event – 1945

The Senior School and Preparatory School celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady this morning with two very moving Masses.  Our School is dedicated to Mary and so this is a particularly important day in the School calendar which has always been marked with a special meal and dancing.  Old Ratcliffians from all generations remember the ‘Immac’…


Ratcliffian Association Birmingham Dinner

This year’s Birmingham Dinner took place in our regular haunt, Opus restaurant, where Old Ratcliffians gathered to enjoy a sparkling wine reception followed by an excellent three course dinner in a cosy private room.  In the words of our President Sebako Siame, who spoke on the evening, “Events like these demonstrate the enduring strength that is Ratcliffe.  If we think…


Old Ratcliffian Reunion – New York 13th – 14th October

On Thursday 12th October, just before College broke up for the half-term break, I left Ratcliffe and made my way to Gatwick Airport where I had the privilege to join the Headmaster on a trip to New York. Over the last seven years there have been a number of formal Old Ratcliffian (OR) gatherings in America including Washington DC, Los…


Ratcliffian Association Reflection

Reflections on year 13 It’s hard to summarise a year which had so much significance to the whole of year 13 in so many ways. From the jeers to the tears; the heartaches to the McDonald’s study breaks, each defining moment has lead us to where we are today and, more importantly, who we are. We have created endless channels…