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.

OCs invited to virtual talks

This Spring, Old Citizens are invited to listen to a series of virtual talks and interviews organised by the School's Alumni Team. Click on events to find our more.


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.

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.
JCC Presidents Dinner
10 January 2020
Virtual talk - Writing a hit TV Series: Mickey Down (Class of 2007)
11 March 2021
The Development and Alumni Relations Team is delighted to welcome Mickey Down (Class of 2007) for a virtual talk about his experiences as a writer and co-creator of the acclaimed drama Industry. The show aired on HBO as well as BBC2 in late 2020 and has been commissioned for a second season.
Virtual talk - City of London School in 2021 and beyond
17 March 2021
Old Citizens are warmly invited to a virtual audience with Alan Bird, Head at City of London School.
Virtual Interview with OC Mike Brearley - RESCHEDULED TO 25 MARCH 2021
25 March 2021
OCs are invited to participate in a virtual interview with OC Mike Brearley (Class of 1960), the acclaimed psychoanalyst and world-class cricketer, organised by the School's Alumni Team.
OCs in the Social Media