The Draxonians’ Association is a fellowship of past pupils and staff of Read School. It provides a vital link for School alumni and former staff to keep in touch with their colleagues and the school and for the school with them.
It also forms a valuable network, allowing members to connect and for early career alumni and current pupils to benefit from career support. The achievements of Read School Old Boys and Girls are perhaps the greatest testament to the opportunities our school provides and the Draxonians Association enables us to keep track of these. The Board of Governors invariably has Members who were pupils at the school and the goal of the School is to grow the Association with each successive year of Leavers.
Funds from membership fees and an optional 100 Club which is drawn termly contribute towards the vital work done by the Draxonians Association. Membership provides participation in the Draxonians’ network (a useful source of professional networking and mentoring) and access to regular newsletters and invitations to reunion events held in school.
In recent years the Draxonians Association has paid for the refurbishment of the all-weather games area, the building of the new Saddler Music Centre, the repairs to the school clock and a number of smaller items. We are proud to have a strong Draxonians Community who share the School’s values and ambitions and we are grateful for all the support we receive.
Draxonians are always welcome to visit the school and we also encourage former pupils of the school to attend reunions which are happy occasions when former pupils of all eras can enjoy exchanging their experiences and hear the latest news from the School.
We hope that all Sixth Form leavers will be very proud of having been a pupil at Read School and their continued association with the School will not only benefit them but will help the School’s name and ethos alive worldwide over many decades to come.