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Regular Events

Annual Winter Reunion and AGM

At the end of the Autumn Term each year, the ODA holds the annual Winter Reunion and AGM hosted at Read. The reunion boasts an entertaining speaker, and three course feast and excellent company. It’s a well supported event that has seen huge growth over the past few years.


Summer Cricket Match

Bring a picnic, don your whites and join in the fun on a balmy British Summer's evening on Read School glorious cricket pitch and newly refurbished Pavilion. Staff, pupils, parents and ODA’s all welcome!


Upcoming events

Peter Watt Memorial Cricket Match

Draxonians' vs School cricket match to be held at Drax Cricket Club, Friday 1st July 2022

All Welcome - for more information please email


DA Rugby Match

Details to follow for September 2022 @Selby RUFC


Winter Reunion and AGM 2020

Sunday 29th November 2020


Past Events - 2019

Winter Reunion

We were delighted to have such a great turn out this year and it was wonderful to listen to Mr Saddler take stage once again. It certainly took me back many years in a warm, nostalgic way! We were also very grateful for the support of the The Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Drax and the lovely Advent Service delivered by Rev Jason Reid, which kicked off the day for many of us. It was also fabulous to hear from Ruth and Brian as to the progress of the school, and a well-delivered, humorous address from Harry - Head Boy. The caterers created a lovely environment for us to dine in, in the school dining room and of course a delightful spread of food!

Winter Reunion Gallery


Cricket Match

The annual Cricket match between the school and the Draxonian Association took place on the school front field on the evening preceding Commemoration Day. It was a wonderful Summer evening, before the intense temperatures of late July and was enjoyed by everyone who participated.

Draxonians: Adam Thornton, Mark Holmes, Matthew Torn, Phil Hammill, Chris Woodall, Chris Hammill, Hannah Buck, Peter Watt, Steve Woodall, James Abrams and Sean Lyons.

School: Diljit Singh, Will McLaughlan, Matthew Harrison, Nick Reed, Ollie Weston, Edward Woodward, Paul Woodhead, Harry Woodall, Mark Voisey and Ian Chilvers.

Summer Reunion Gallery