General News

An afternoon at the School

The Headmaster and Chair of Governors would like to invite all Old Cryptians to an afternoon at Podsmead, to celebrate The Past, The Present and The Future of The Crypt School on Friday, 23rd June at 12 noon.  See details here:  OC Afternoon June 2017

The School would like to see as many Old Cryptians as possible – those who left many years ago and those who left a few years ago – all are most welcome.  If you are in contact with other OCs who are not members of the Old Cryptians’ Club – please do pass the message on.

For catering purposes please contact the School Office (01452 530291) if you intend to come to this special event.

Save the Date – Founders’ Day and Supper

The annual Founders’ Day Supper, at which the new President of the Old Cryptians’ Club is installed, will be held at the Parliament Rooms (adjacent to Gloucester Cathedral) on THURSDAY, 29th JUNE 2017.  Invitations are being prepared but if you would like to book your place now, please call Richard Briggs (Membership Secretary) on 01344 485273 or email  As usual, requests to attend the early evening Cathedral Service should be directed to Sue Wales at the Crypt School 01452 530291.

Annual Dinner 2017 – a great success

On Saturday 18th March the main room at Gloucester Rugby was packed for the 116th Annual Dinner of the Old Cryptians’ Club.  For the first time the Ladies joined us for the whole evening.  Again it was refreshing to see two tables of Young Cryptians.  The addresses, after the meal were from the Headmaster Nick Dyer, the Guest Speaker Steve Knibbs and the President Bob Timms.  More reports to follow.

Appeal by the Head and the OC’s President

Nick Dyer, Headmaster of the Crypt School and Bob Tims, President of the Old Cryptians Club are making a joint Appeal to Cryptians for the funds necessary to allow the Discover DeCrypt Project to get underway, following the successful award by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Time is short.  Please act NOW.

President celebrates Discover DeCrypt funding success

Bob Timms recognises the funding milestone and thanks contributors to the project in a message published today

Lottery Funds for the Discover DeCrypt Project

The Project Team are delighted to announce that a substantial grant of nearly £1.4M has been awarded to the Discover DeCrypt project.  The renovation and regeneration of the ancient Crypt Schoolroom and St. Mary de Crypt church has thus taken a big step forward.

Subscription Increase – a Reminder

All subscribing Old Cryptians should recently have received a letter about the increase in the annual fee from £20 to £25.  Please follow the link under the Membership tab for full details.  Any query on the new arrangement should be directed to the Membership Secretary, Richard Briggs at

School Carol Service

The annual School Carol Service will take place at St. Barnabas, Tuffley on Wednesday, 14th December starting at 7.00 p.m.  Old Cryptians are invited but places are limited so do please let Sue Wales know promptly if you intend to come –  or 01452 530291

School Remembrance Service

The annual Remembrance Service will take place at the School on Friday, 11th November starting at 1030 a.m. (arrive by 1015),  All Old Cryptians are invited but do please let Sue Wales know promptly if you intend to come –  or 01452 530291

OCC Committee Meeting

The first full OCC Committee meeting of the new year chaired by Bob Timms will be held on Monday 10th October 2016.  Please contact Richard Briggs for further details.