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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 

Simon Newton helps steer York's creative future

Simon Newton is helping put the City of York on the creative map with the York Mediale digital arts festival.

John Elmes forges a career in journalism

‘Frenetic, weird, glossy, and problematic,’ is how OC John Elmes describes his latest job in journalism.


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.

Old Citizen Aleem Wallani (-1995) volunteers for Crisis over Christmas
10 October 2018
Inspired by his days at CLS, Old Citizen (-1995) Aleem Wallani, is volunteering for the homeless charity Crisis over Christmas.
Old Citizen John Elmes (1998 – 2005) forges a career in journalism
28 September 2018
Old Citizen (1966 – 1972) Simon Newton helps steer York’s creative future
22 August 2018
Old Citizen Tim Levene's company, Augmentum Fintech invests £7m in three European fintech companies
22 August 2018
This article, written by Barney Cotton, is reproduced here with permission from, where it was published on 20th August 2018.
President's Blog July 2018
27 July 2018
2018 Leavers' Reunion
12 December 2018
This year's CLS leavers are invited to a get-together over a few drinks at The Paternoster Pub, EC1A.
City of London School Christmas Carol Service
12 December 2018
Old Citizens are welcome to attend the School's Christmas Carol Service at Temple Church, 6.30pm - 8.30pm on Wednesday, 12th December.
The John Carpenter Club AGM & Dinner
21 November 2018
Old Citizens are invited to attend the JCC's AGM and/or the Annual Dinner, which follows the AGM. If you wish to attend the AGM, please email Kathrin Ostermann, CLS Development Director at here for details of the Annual Dinner and to book your place.
JCC in the Social Media