School Staff - March 1949

How many can you put names to? 

The First Eight in training - 1954

On the Thames at Putney 

1966 Senior Athletics Team

How many of them are still athletes? 

1976 Biology 6th

They assure us they're pillars of respectability now . . . 

The John Carpenter Club (Old Citizens Association)

The Alumni association of the City of London School  

Year 5, 1995


OC Fives

Wood Plate, 2009 

OC Football Team, October 2010

Following a convincing win over Brentwood. 

OC Reunion

Class of 1976-77-78 

50 Years On

The Class of 1960 in the new School in 2010 

OC Golf Match against the School, June 2011

And the boys won, beating both the Masters and the Old Citizens! 

CLS Woodwind Orchestra 1972

On the stage in the Great Hall 

Neil Edwards is 2019 JCC President

Neil Edwards looks forward to the year ahead in his role as JCC President and wishes his fellow Old Citizens a happy festive season and peaceful New Year.

2019 Alumni Events Programme

Old Citizens and the School's Alumni Office have organised a programme of reunions and events for this year. Visit our Events page for details.


Welcome to The John Carpenter Club

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The John Carpenter Club (JCC) is the alumni association of the City of London School. Old Boys from the School are known as Old Citizens – whether they’re aged 18 or 80!
There are Old Citizens in many different industries and professions, and members of the Club can offer useful information and contacts to current students and recent leavers in a variety of business sectors. The Club holds social and networking events, including reunions, professional group dinners, and an annual lunch for School leavers. We also have a thriving sports section.


One thing unites members of the JCC and that’s a respect for the quality of education that we all received at the School. The JCC helps to ensure that this quality of education is sustained and continues to be available to as wide a selection of talented students as possible. JCC members contribute to the School’s Bursary scheme, assist with careers events, and support the development of the School through regular contact with the Headmaster, students, staff and the Friends.

OC Neel Patel’s creative talents rewarded
27 January 2019
Old Citizen (1990 - 1997) Neel Patel's short story 'A New Lease of Life' has been published in a new book of short stories by Claret Press.
Christmas message from JCC President, Neil Edwards
18 December 2018
Jacob gives an outstanding performance at the World Cadets Chess Championship
23 November 2018
CLS Chess prodigy, Jacob, recently returned from the 2018 World Cadet Chess Championships. The JCC contributed to the cost of his trip to Santiago. Read about his 
Old Citizen (1973 – 1979) Jonathan Meth – theatre maker and network curator
13 November 2018

Drama and disability are common threads in the multifarious roles Old Citizen Jonathan Meth embraces in addition to his work as Associate Lecturer, MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

CLS Remembers fallen Alumni in 100th anniversary of Armistice Day
13 November 2018
2013 Leavers: Old Citizens Meet Up
23 May 2019
Alumni Networking Breakfast - Start-ups and Tech
19 June 2019
Alumni working in the technology sector or as entrepreneurs, are invited to a free networking breakfast at the School.
Pride in London Reception
24 June 2019
Alumni are invited to help CLS celebrate Pride in London.
JCC in the Social Media