SAOBA Statement

St Ambrose Old Boys Association wishes to acknowledge the prolonged distress and suffering caused to those fellow pupils of St Ambrose College who were victims of former teacher Alan Morris between 1972 and 1990. At the same time we recognise the strength, courage and persistence shown by those individuals who came forward to the Police and Child Protection Authorities to take the necessary steps which led to his conviction and sentencing yesterday (28/8/14). Our prayers are with you.
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Another Old Boys’ Dinner 2013

The St Ambrose Old Boys’ Association would like to thank everyone who attended the 18th Annual Old Boys’ Dinner for making it another great success!

The report is now available to read. We’re also looking for any feedback you have from the night. Please get in touch with any comments. Thank you.

Do you have any memories for a celebratory booklet?

The College is embarking on the drafting of a new celebratory booklet to be available from 2017.

The College would love to hear from you. What are you memories of St Ambrose College?

Do you have any stories to share?

Do you have any photos you could sent the College?

Please send any stories or photos to the college for the attention of the Head Master’s PA by post or email archives@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk. Any photos sent in will be returned.

From Ties to Kanye

St Ambrose Old Boy Peter Saville, best known for his design of the Old Boys tie – and some other work for a few small album releases from Factory Records for Joy Division and New Order – is reported to be working with American hip hop artist Kanye West to design a new logo for him. Its early days for the pairing, but could we be seeing more of Mr Saville’s work gracing album covers soon?

From Stereo Gum

Hale Barns Square Demolition

Demolition work has started on Hale Barns Square, in preparation for a £30 million redevelopment scheme. The run down 1960s square, a lunch time favourite with many of the College’s Sixth Form, is to be replaced with a modern and attractive new Square.

More information is available on Trafford Council’s website.

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2013 Old Boy’s Dinner

We’re pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Old Boys’ Dinner. If 2012′s sell out dinner is anything to go by we expect demand to be high so don’t hang around – book your place today!

Tickets and more information are available here.

Golf Day 2013

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our forthcoming golf day at Hale next week.

Those who have already made payment will be reimbursed in due course and we will write to the club secretary on behalf of the Association to record our apologies.

Happy birthday to SAOBA!

Our records indicate that we first met to form the SAOBA in March 1996, with our inaugural dinner taking place later that same year in September. May we therefore, take this opportunity to thank and congratulate each and every one of you, original or more recent members, for your contribution during these past 18 years!

18 years ago we had no SAOBA website, no SAOBA ties, Mr Hester was Headmaster and we never dreamed we’d see the school being completely replaced!

Calling former pupils of Mr Barry Butler

SAOBA have been contacted by the daughter of the late Mr Barry Butler, former Head of Business Studies, who passed away last year. She is would be fascinated to hear from  from anyone Barry taught during his time at St Ambrose – especially those now in successful business positions.

If you have any stories of your times at St Ambrose and news about what you are currently doing, please send us a message via our contact form.

The Official Opening and Blessing of the New College DVD

The Official Opening and Blessing of the New College DVD will shortly be on sale at the School Office. At a cost of £5, the DVD makes a wonderful keepsake of such a memorable occasion.

Old Boys may either pop into the College while stocks last or alternatively order by email office@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk adding £2.50 for postage. A DVD will then be reserved and posted once the cheque is received at Reception.