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The Hazlegrove Association is an informal and supportive network of Old Hazlegrovians and their parents as well as former and current staff and anyone else with an association with Hazlegrove.

Summer 2016

This summer, Michael Illingworth retires after 40 years of service to Hazlegrove.  We will mark his retirement and celebrate his enormous contribution at a Hazlegrove Association Lunch to be held on Sunday 10 July.  If you would like to join us please contact Sharon Newton, Headmaster’s Secretary on headsec@hazlegrove.co.uk.  

The Association

Formed in 2006, the Hazlegrove Association provides a forum for Ex-Hazlegrovians whether pupils, parents or staff or simply friends of the school to:

  • Keep in touch
  • Share news
  • Meet together

There is no annual subscription and the association relies heavily on members keeping in contact with the school. We aim to send an annual newsletter out to all members.

Click here to download a form to provide us with your contact details (or click here for the Word version)

Click here to buy an Old Hazlegrovian tie or other Hazlegrove merchandise...


The Heazell Era lunch

The sun shone on the old Hazlegrovians’ lunch on Saturday 21 June 2014, when pupils and staff who had been at the school between1964 and 1975 met to remember Paddy Heazell, headmaster during those years, and his wife, Julyan, who both died so tragically.

Many fond tributes were paid to the husband and wife team who played such an important role in the development of Hazlegrove. To take one example, Paddy realized that there was a desperate need for a sports hall and it was he who was responsible for having it built - and making sure it was larger than any other local prep school’s at the time.

It seemed an obvious and fitting decision to change the name of The Dolphin Hall to ‘The Heazell Hall’ and following a speech by his son Simon, a plaque was unveiled by Paddy's daughters. Brilliant music was provided by The Swing Band, led by Mrs Fawbert, and the visitors enjoyed turning back the years as they toured their old school.


The Hazlegrove Association Summer Lunch, June 2013

Merchandise - Old Hazlegrovian ties and more...

Missing Finger Ties - designed and produced to celebrate John Carnegie’s massive contribution to Hazlegrove, the ‘Killer Collection’ has two options. Both ties include the School Crest and Carnegie’s three-fingered salute to the world!

  1. Old Hazlegrovian Tie (Left): Available in silk or polyester. Traditional design of School Crest and Hazlegrove Dogs on navy background. Polyester £10 each, Silk £20 each
  2. The Killer Cool: A summer version in warm pastel shades. Silk only £20 each. 
  3. The Killer Club: A more formal tie – gold and blue.  Polyester £10 each 

Book – 101 Ways to Lose a Finger

Celebrating John ‘Killer’ Carnegie’s 30 years at Hazlegrove, this is an intriguing collection of stories written by pupils of all ages, staff and ex pupils each revealing another version of the famous story. Perhaps amongst them is hidden the final truth of one of Hazlegrove’s greatest mysteries – how did he really lose that finger?

With a forward written by ex-pupil Tobias Jones and the opening chapter Halcyon Days written by John, this book will be an amusing distraction to anyone with fond memories of Hazlegrove over the last 30 years.

£10 each

To order any of the above items please contact Mrs Sharon Newton by one of the following methods:

  • Email 
  • Phone 01963 440314
  • Post at Hazlegrove, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7JA

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