Welcome from the Chair of the OGA

Welcome to the Old Girls Association's section of the website.

My name is Anna and I began my role as your Chairman of the EHS OGA in June 2014.

I was a pupil at EHS, starting in Year 7 (Upper Thirds), from 1982 to 1989. After leaving, I trained to be a Primary School teacher in Bath, specialising in Art and Textiles, both passions that were inspired by my own teachers here.

Since qualifying, I have lived and worked in Edgbaston, and I was lucky enough to teach in the Prep Department at Edgbaston High School for six years.

My mother, Jill Brierley, née Monkhouse was also educated at Edgbaston High School at the Hagley Road site, and was Head Girl for her year from 1961 to 1962. I have been really fortunate to be able to send my own daughter, Kate, here too, making that the third generation. Now, as a parent, I truly appreciate the roundedness of the EHS education, instilling confidence whilst nurturing the girls and seeking out each individual's talents, qualities that I so easily took for granted as a pupil.

I was first asked to join the Old Girls committee as a staff representative and I really enjoyed the involvement in bringing the alumni together. Now, after five years on the committee, it is my honour to lead the team.

The Old Girls' Association has over 3500 members, scattered all over the globe, and we delight in hearing about and sharing everyone's news, both in their personal and professional lives, so please continue to keep in touch.

We would love to welcome you to any of our events; the more the merrier. It's wonderful to watch our members catch up with old friends and indeed make new ones, everyone with one very strong bond - EHS. As the school song reminds us, 'these bonds will fail to sever', that and the desire to discuss the merits of chocolate concrete.

As well as providing a fantastic forum for former pupils to get together and have fun, the Old Girls can also share in the school's role to inspire the next generation of the EHS family, through talking to the girls about career paths and offering opportunities for work experience. I would welcome all offers of support to help the OGA pass on its wealth of expertise to current pupils.

We have a dedicated Facebook page for Old Girls. Ensure that you 'like' us to keep up to date with news and events:https://www.facebook.com/EHS-Old-Girls-Association-506807159369816/timeline/

The School is a committed advocate of the OGA and supports us in all our endeavours, not least with mighty administrative support. If you have any queries regarding the OGA please email the School atoldgirls@edgbastonhigh.co.uk

Mrs Anna Stanley, née Lefever
Chairman, OGA