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Old Pinewoodian 1940s and 50s Lunch

Old Pinewoodian 1940s & 50s Lunch Sept 19 085

We were delighted to welcome back Old Pinewoodians from the 1940s and 50s for lunch at Pinewood on Saturday.

Many had stayed in touch, but for some it was the first time they had seen each other or the school since leaving Pinewood over 60 years ago. We very much enjoyed hearing all their tales of life at Pinewood in the 40s and 50s, particularly the stories from the time some had spent at Postbridge, on Dartmoor, where Pinewood was evacuated to for some of the war years.

We look forward to seeing other Old Pinewoodians at future reunions. If you would like to be contacted about reunion events, please email the Alumni Officer, Nicky Dingle on

For more photos from the event, please go to the Photo Gallery.

Old Pinewoodian Talks to Upper School about Pinewood in the 1960s

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We were delighted to welcome Old Pinewoodian, Angus Gribbon, to Pinewood today to talk to Years 7 & 8 about his time at Pinewood in the 1960s. The children were fascinated to learn that in Angus’s time there were only 80 children in the school, there were no girls, all but one pupil was a boarder, and once term had started the boys didn’t go home for the whole term, although they were allowed out for lunch on Sundays. He remembers climbing trees, film nights and the weekly treat of tuck, which meant a lot in those days.

Angus, who was Captain of School (Head Boy) at Pinewood, was really pleased to hear from the children that some things he remembers from his time at Pinewood haven’t changed, such as the names of the dorms, which reflect places on Dartmoor (where the school was based during the war), we still teach Latin, weekly boarders still enjoy a treat from the tuck cupboard and den building still takes place!

We would like to thank Angus for giving up his time to give the Upper School pupils such an interesting talk and for answering so many questions!

Old Pinewoodian News

Pinewood May 14

Congratulations to Milo Brooks (OP13), who has been awarded the Dunford Cup at Marlborough College. The cup is considered to be one of the most prestigious at the school and is awarded to a pupil in the Upper Sixth, deemed to be the ‘most outstanding pupil of the year’, with equal weight being given to both the academic and sporting arenas.

Well done also to Howard Hawkes (OP14), who has been made Joint Head Boy at Abingdon, Tilly Fletcher (OP14), who has been made Deptuy Head Girl at Tudor Hall, and to Bella Barber (OP14), who has been made Head of Ashmead House at Cheltenham College.

Old Pinewoodian Cricket News

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We are delighted to hear that 3 Old Pinewoodians are playing for the Marlborough College 1st XI this term. Well done to Milo Brooks (OP13), Harry Brooks (OP14) and Will Pembroke (OP16). The headmaster is looking forward to watching you play soon!

Old Pinewoodian News

Pinewood General Oct 15 050

Congratulations to Katie Reid (OP14), who has been awarded a 6th Form Academic Scholarship at Cokethorpe, in recognition of her achievements in her GCSEs. This goes with the Leadership Scholarship that she was previously awarded for the 6th Form.