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 

Gazette Autumn 2020

Read the latest alumni and School news, OC sports reports, archive stories and opinion pieces in the Autumn 2020 edition of the Gazette, City of London School Alumni Association's magazine.

'The First Master' - pre-publication orders open

OC Terry Heard's book, 'The First Master' chronicling the eventful life of John Allen Giles, CLS's first headmaster, is now available to order pre-publication via the School's Bookshop.


Welcome to The John Carpenter Club

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Go to Citizens Connect, the networking platform for OCs

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.

Pre-publication orders open for 'The First Master'
29 May 2021
Old Citizens can now order a copy of OC Terry Heard's new book, 'The First Master' for a 20% discount until 16th July 2021. The book will be published this Autumn.

Remembrance Assembly
11 November 2020
 Today, the School remembered the Old Citizens who lost their lives in World War I.
Where are they now?
29 July 2020
City of London School's Alumni Team have been catching up with Old Citizens, publishing interviews with them on the School's website in their Old Citizens section.
Exclusive access to Marlborough book at Citizens Connect
07 May 2020
Join Citizens Connect, the Alumni Office's new networking platform and  gain exclusive access to Frank Helyar's bookThe City of London School at Marlborough, to commemorate VE Day.
OC Eton Fives Club video celebrates Eton Fives Day
06 May 2020
In support of Eton Fives Day, a new initiative launched by the Eton Fives Association on 5th May, the Old Citizens Eton Fives Club has published a video on YouTube of OCs playing the game.
Professional Webinar: Demystifiying the asset management industry (and getting the best from it!) John Gee-Grant (Class of 1984)
17 June 2021
Join The Development and Alumni Relations Team as we host a webinar with John Gee-Grant (Class of 1984), Managing Director, Head of International Distribution and Global Consultant Relations at QMA. QMA is the quantitative equity and multi asset specialist of PGIM, Inc which in total manages over $1.5 trillion on behalf of Institutional clients, Sovereign entities, Endowments & Foundations, Family Offices, Financial institutions and Wealth managers.
JCC Annual Dinner 2021
06 July 2021
The John Carpenter Club Dinner to recognise the handing over of the Presidency from Richard Oblath (Class of 1972) to Russell Jones (Class of 1977) is scheduled to take place on 6 July 2021 at Bakers Hall, London.
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