Lasting and lifelong friendships are made at Fulneck School and former students look back on their days here with fondness. We want to ensure that these friendships continue and the Fulneck Alumni group serves to provide not only a link between peers but also maintains your connection with the school. Any student that attended Fulneck School can become a member of the Fulneck Alumni group for free. Once registered, we will send you mailings to keep you informed of reunions, events and developments.
Registering to become a member also enables you to give something back to the school, for example by delivering a careers talk to current pupils or contributing to one of our alumni newsletters.
You can register your details on our database below or contact the school to submit your information by phone 0113 257 0235 or email email@example.com.
Dates for your diaries
Friday 3rd November
Former Pupils' Annual Dinner at 7.15pm - Venue and guest speaker to be confirmed.
Thursday 7th December
Former Pupils' Christingle Service, Fulneck Church 7.15pm.
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THE PRESIDENT OF THE FORMER PUPILS’ ASSOCIATION FOR 2017 - 2018 IS TREVOR KERNOHAN.
I think I am correct in stating that I am the first President of the Association not to have been a former pupil, although I hope that my 40 years, from 1972 to 2012, as a member of staff gives some credibility to my appointment. Robin Hutton, former pupil and member of staff was due to take on the role this summer, but sadly earlier this year, just before his 99th birthday, he passed away. It was a great honour to be asked to take over the position. Like a number of my former staff colleagues I became an honorary member of the Association following my retirement.
Like my former colleagues Roger Townson, Keith Watts, Terry Luckman and Paul Stapleton, I spent my entire teaching career at Fulneck. During those 40 years I was privileged to work with many wonderful members of staff both teaching and support. Even more important was the pleasure of teaching geography to the boys and from 1994 also the girls and seeing them develop not only academically but also socially into mature young adults. It was always with a sense of pride, tinged with sadness, that we annually said farewell to our leavers as they moved on to university or employment. It has always been a joy to meet former pupils in the years after they left the school and to find out where their careers have taken them.
As with any successful organisation, Fulneck has seen many changes over the years. Arguably the most significant of these was the merger of the Boys’ and Girls’ schools in 1994. After a short period of adjustment the school went from strength to strength. Looking back, there are so many ways that changes have taken place. Back in the 1970s for example the concept of Health and Safety appeared not be have been invented as a number of the younger boys each lunchtime would go down the valley to jump the beck, sometimes resulting in youngsters sitting in class during the afternoon, steaming while their uniforms gradually dried as they were wearing them.
Many former pupils look back with fondness on their days at Fulneck and are grateful for the opportunities that the school gave them. Similarly, I was fortunate in the way my own career at the school developed. Appointed as the geography teacher at the Boys’ School, on the retirement of David Ellis in 1986 I was made Deputy Head. On the merger of the two schools in 1994 I became Vice-Principal and then in 2003 was invited by the governors to become Principal, the post I held until my retirement in 2012.
During those happy years I married Ann in 1976 and later our three children Alistair, Charlotte and Leon were pupils in the school from 1987 until 1997, 1998 and 2001 respectively. The family link continues today as our grand-children Harvey and Lily are now pupils at the school and benefitting from what it has to offer.
Life in retirement is still very busy. I serve as a governor at Greenside Primary School, am actively involved in the life of Fulneck Moravian Church and the broader settlement. I have had more time to develop my hobbies of photography, cooking, gardening and walking. Ann and I are also able to take more holiday breaks, primarily during school term time, both in the UK and abroad.
I look forward to serving as president of the Fulneck Former Pupils’ Association and hope to meet as many of the school’s alumni as possible during the coming year. In conclusion I would like to thank the Committee members of the FFPA for the sterling work they do in trying to expand the membership and in organising events throughout the year.