Sternian Magazine 2020

Please do take a look at the latest Sternian Magazine. Click here to read. If you did not receive a copy, please update us with your postal address by e-mailing us at... read more >

Sternians on instagram!

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Sternians Sports Festival

The 2020 event has had to be postponed for the time being but look out for news of virtual sporting events coming... read more >

Over 60s Lunch 2020

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Over 60's Lunch due to the  current Government restrictions in place.  We hope to re-schedule this event in the New Year.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Kate Boyd in the Sternians Office,  01256 860356, The Farmers Club, Whitehall Court, London SW1A... read more >

Have you downloaded the LWCConnect telephone app?

We are pleased to announce that the LWCConnect App is ready - which will make connecting even easier. Click on the relevant link to download the App: Apple Store - please note this will appear as "Graduway Community", and you will need to choose LWCConnect from the drop down list of institutions Google Play Store - the app will appear as LWCConnect You can register via the... read more >


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Careers Fair 2020 Cancelled

The College has been reviewing the Coronavirus issue and has formed the view that, given that our main focus is pupil safeguarding here at the College, all external events and activities including the Careers Fair will cease with effect from 16 March 2020.  Accordingly please note that the Careers Fair, scheduled for 17 March 2020 has been cancelled. Thanks to all who... read more >

LWC Golf Society – next event postponed

The College has been reviewing the Coronavirus issue and has formed the view that, given that our main focus is pupil safeguarding here at the College, all external events and activities will cease with effect from 16 March 2020.  Accordingly please note that the Golf Society event at Bearwood Lakes, scheduled for 19 March 2020 has been postponed for the time... read more >

London Networking Drinks Spring 2020 – Cancelled

We regret to announce that due to ongoing situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and following current Government advice, this event will not now take place on Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 6-8pm at Champagne... read more >

Bournemouth Reunion 2020 – Cancelled

We regret to announce that due to ongoing situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and following current Government advice, this event will not now take place on Thursday, 30th April 2020, at the Toby Carvery in... read more >

Sternians Hockey 2020 postponed

Match for Sunday, 12th January has been postponed. The Men's Sternians Hockey Tournament v the LWC 1sts will now take place on Sunday, 6th September 2020 as part of the Sternian Sports Festival at... read more >

Mock Interview Morning

We started this venture two years ago, staffed by Sternians and current parents and it was such a success, we are doing it again.  The date is Saturday, 8th February 2020 from 9:30-12:30 and lunch is provided.  It is designed to give proper interview practice to the 5th form who have to submit proper CVs and come dressed the part.  They are given 10 minute interviews and 5... read more >

John Matson

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of John Matson. John was housemaster at Junior from 1969 until 1984. He then continued to teach and took on the running of the Foundation and later the administration for the Sternians' Association at the College before his retirement in 1997. Many Sternians will be very sad to hear this news and will have fond... read more >

Philip Hildesley former Director of Music

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Philip Hildesley, former Director of Music from 1966 to 1975 on 2nd October 2019. A celebration of Philip's life will be held on Thursday, 24th October from 12 noon at The Vale Crematorium, Pershore, Worcs WR10 2QR, NO FLOWERS but donations to Marie Curie Nursing Care via ... read more >

Happy New Year Sternians

The Sternians' Association wish you all a very Happy, healthy and prosperous new year and look forward to seeing many of you at our events in... read more >

Merry Christmas Sternians

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South West Reunion 2019

We are planning to meet again for lunch at the Compass Inn, Tormarton, Gloucestershire on Thursday, 26th September.  Invites have been sent out but if you have not got yours, do get in touch and we will look forward to seeing... read more >

Tony Whibley RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Tony Whibley, who was housemaster of Hazelveare from 1968-1984 and a teacher at LWC from 1961-1993. Tony was a much loved and respected member of staff and Sternian and a constant supporter at events.  He was also a great sportsman and to say he loved his cricket would be an understatement!  We will all miss... read more >

Sternian T20 Cricket

This year's Sternian T20 Cricket match v the College 1st XI takes place on Sunday, 23rd June 2019 at LWC.  If you are interested in taking part, please contact Edward Walker... read more >

Sternian Saturday 2019

This year's Sternian main event at LWC takes place on Saturday, 15th June 2019.  All Sternians and their families welcome.  This will be a fabulous day with celebrations for 30 years of girls at LWC, Devizes to Westminster canoeing 21st! Years of 1958-1963 and 1964 getting together, Years ending in a 9 - what about you? LWC Saturday Activities Showcase, See the new dining... read more >

Calling all football loving Sternians

We had a fantastic inaugural football match involving the Sternians and the LWC 1st XI on 17th November. Brilliant weather, new pitch and spirit. Sternians won but did not get all their own way in the second half. Well done everyone and thanks to John Hodgson (2010 Sutton) for being captain and getting the team together.   ... read more >

Memorial Service for Roger Davies

A memorial service for much loved former Head of Classics and Summerfield tutor Roger Davies who passed away last December, took place on Saturday, 6th October 2018 in the Gavin Hall at LWC.  Some 150 Sternians, former staff, friends and colleagues of Roger gathered to hear fine eulogies and beautiful music played by Bernard and Beatrice Newman and sung by Ronan Busfield... read more >

Sternian Golf Tournament 2018

Regrettably, this event has been postponed until Spring 2019.  New date to be... read more >

Northern Reunion 2018

We are hosted our first reunion in the North for some time on Saturday, 21st July 2018 at the Bredbury Hall Hotel, Stockport SK6 2DH and it was a great success.  Our thanks to the years of 1967 and 1978 for making such efforts to attend.  Excuses for missing homework were duly given to our President, Peter Booth, and former senior deputy head, Tony Woolstone.  We'll... read more >

No Summer Reunion at LWC this year due to extensive building work

There is no Summer Reunion at LWC this June due to extensive building work taking place onsite.  However, there are lots of other events taking place during the year for Sternians to attend.  The AGM will be held at a date to be arranged before the end of... read more >

Sternians Hockey 2018

A bright but chilly day saw one Sternian Ladies team and two Men's teams turn out for the annual tussle for the Hockey Trophy.  Despite strong Sternian sides, the current LWC 1st XIs put all their training into play and managed to defeat both Sternian teams.  The first time for a while but looking on the bright side, it bodes well for Sternian teams in the... read more >

Wonderful Service to unveil new War Memorial

We were honoured that Sternian George 'Johnny' Johnson, MBE DFM (287) came to unveil the new war memorial at our Remembrance Service on Friday, 10th November.  It was a very moving service with the whole school, staff, Sternians and guests in attendance.  We were also honoured with a fly past from one of the chinooks based at RAF Odiham.  All in all, a wonderful... read more >

Sternian Reunion 2018

Between Easter and the end of October 2018, the College is conducting a project of major building works to radically alter and enhance the dining hall building. Throughout that period, meal provision for the whole school and staff body will be under considerable strain, so the College has requested that all events be cancelled or postponed for the duration of the work. The... read more >

Sternian Golf Tournament

Great Sternian golf tournament at Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey.  Hotly contested as ever with a LWC community mixture of Sternians, pupils and staff playing including the Headmaster!  The Sternian team won though so congratulations to... read more >

South West Reunion

We had a very successful and enjoyable South West Reunion on 28th September at Tormarton.  Thanks to all who came and do look out for the photos on our flickr account, accessed through the Gallery... read more >

Sternian Rugby Sevens and Netball Tournament

We had a great LWC community spirit for our rugby sevens and netball on 10th September.  Our thanks to all the Sternians, staff, FLWC, pupils and parents who made it such a fun event.  Congrats to the Hangover Heroes who won the rugby trophy and to the Sternian Younguns who won the netball ... read more >

Another great win for Sternian 1st XI

The annual T20 cricket match between the Sternians and the LWC 1st XI took place on 25th June.  It was another high scoring match but the seasoned alumni prevailed for the 6th time in a row, also beating a team from Binstead CC in the afternoon.  A lovely day in bright sunshine that showcased LWC at its... read more >

Sternian Reunion 2017

We had a wonderful reunion in glorious sunshine with over 100 Sternians enjoying themselves.  Look out for the photos on our flickr... read more >

London Drinks

New London drinks event date to be posted... read more >

Now you can search Sternian Archives

Have you looked yet? We are continuing the enormous task of digitising the Sternian archives and the latest additions include most of the Sower and Sternian magazines.  We see this as an important and ongoing project which we hope to build on year on year. ... read more >

Fabulous Foundation Day at LWC

Celebrating the Lord Wandsworth Foundation with a dedicated Foundation Day has now become an annual event.  Sternians, parents, Foundationers and their friends and representatives of the trusts who support foundationers gathered together in the newly refurbished Gavin Hall on 14th March to hear stories of Foundationers old and new and what the College means to them.  We... read more >

Sternians win Hockey Tournament against LWC

It was very wet and cold but our hardy Sternians all turned up for their matches.  Sternian Ladies won 3-1 and Sternian Men, of which there was so many, we played a group of shorter matches so they could all play, won by overall goals scored.  See full report... read more >

President’s Drinks

This event is held every November for our President, Committee members and Senior Sternians and former staff to welcome new staff to LWC.  It is a timely chance for new staff, who have a half term under their belts by then, to take stock and chat to those more experienced at life at LWC and is very successful.  We wish all new staff long and happy careers at the... read more >

Happy Birthday Your Majesty from the Bournemouth Reunion

As this year's event coincided with Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday, Ron Burlingham donned a union jack bowler hat and waved a flag and led us in a toast to Her Majesty.  ... read more >

South West Reunion goes from strength to strength

This reunion is held every two years and is very popular with those who live in the South West who are not always able to make the journey to Long Sutton.  We were delighted to meet Ellen Hillier nee Webb this year.  Ellen attended Gosden House known as the Lord Wandsworth Girls School from 1936-1942 and regaled us with vivid memories of her time there and her visits to... read more >

Fabulous Flautist wins Cotterill Cup

After hearing over 100 performances on 11th March 2016 on a variety of different instruments, Sternian Brian Cotterill (1985 Summerfield and Head of Music at St Edmund's School, Hindhead) awarded the Overall Beginner Winner to Grace Bradshaw. ... read more >

Two majors went to row…

How did you spend Christmas?  Not in a boat measuring 7m x 2m in an Atlantic swell I assume?!  On 20th December 2015, Major Dave Lambert (2000 School), Army Air Corps and fellow Major Tom Brunwin set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to row the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. ... read more >

Sternians welcome former parents as Associate Members

The Sternians' Association has taken the innovative step of inviting all former parents to join as Associate Members of the Association. Parents are welcome to join and need only contact the Sternians Office. The commitment of parents can be as long as ten years or even more if they have several children at the College. It seemed logical to enable that involvement with... read more >