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Elders’ Events

The Elders’ recently hosted an event to celebrate the launch of a book celebrating 50 years of Cobham Hall as a school.

To mark the School’s 50th year, an anniversary book was commissioned by the School, Unicorn (PTA), and the Elders’ Association, who played an important role in the book’s development.  You can find out more about the book here and the event here.

Hosted at The Gallery in London’s Fortnum & Mason, the event was a great success.  Chair of the Cobham Hall Elders’ Association, Tracey Balch, commented, “It was great to see so many Elders at the Cobham Hall Book Launch and I would like to thank everyone for all the positive and heart-warming messages afterwards about the drinks evening and also about the ‘must-have’ Cobham Hall book.  It is fabulous and captures so much of our numerous and memorable experiences there.”

Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of the book can email Julia Booth via


For more photos, please visit the photo gallery.

The Elders’ Association BBC Studios Drinks Reception – November 2014.

The event was hosted by Cobham Hall Elder, Mishal Husain, at the BBC Studios in Central London and was attended by more than one hundred former students and staff.

Tracey Balch, Chair of the Cobham Hall Elders’ Association, commented, “It was wonderful to see so many faces from the past, to hear all the news and to catch up with people.  To think we had people in the room covering the majority of the years right from the beginning of Cobham Hall as a School until just a few years ago.  The event was really ‘buzzy’, ‘Cobham Hall noisy’, non-stop chatter and laughter and the food and wine flowed all evening.  A very big thank you to our host, an Elder, Mishal Husain and the BBC.

It was great to have the Headmaster, Paul Mitchell, and the Leadership Team from the School and I know some Elder to Elder networking was going on too, which is great!  Thanks to the Elders’ Committee for organizing another magical evening.”

The Elders’ Association Hog Roast at Cobham Hall – June 2014.

Wrote Elders Chairman, Mrs Tracey Balch,  after the event: “The recent Elders Hog Roast Day was a warm, sunny day and we would like to thank all the Elders that attended and supported us. The Hog Roast and numerous salads, followed by locally grown strawberries, were delicious and greatly appreciated by all.  The  bouncy castle and swimming pool were put to good use by the younger attendees! The Elders, both staff and girls alike, enjoyed wandering around the school and showing family members where they slept, the dungeons and of course remembering and recalling  various antics.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the school for their continued support and for making this all possible for us.”

Elders Hog Roast

Click here to see more photographs of the Elders’ Hog Roast in the photo gallery.

Special 50th Anniversary Elders Drinks Reception, Palm Court at the Waldorf Hotel – May 2013.

Over 100 former pupils and staff mingled and reminisced, along with current staff and students.

There was an impressive range of ages present, from those who attended the school in its first few years, right up to girls in their first year of university who completed their IB Diploma at Cobham Hall in 2012.

Several former Heads were present, with Cobham Hall’s original Headmistress sending her warmest regards to all present, read out by the event organiser and Chairwoman of the Elders, Mrs Tracey Balch, whose daughter, in her final year at Cobham, also attended.

Click here to see more photographs from the Elders Reunion in the photo gallery.