The School: Alumni
Updated: Thu 18 Aug 2016
The Bulmershe Alumni Community
Since Bulmershe School first opened its doors back in 1964, somewhere close to 10,000 students have attended at one time or another! As the original School motto says, Bulmershe is the school “Where Everyone Matters”.
To mark the 50th Anniversary, in the 2014-15 academic year, a number of reunions have been taking place to help celebrate this milestone, and the fact that Bulmershe School has been successfully educating young people in Woodley, Earley and Reading for half a century.
It is hoped that a Bulmershe Alumni Community can be developed which would help to support the continued success of the School for the next half century! The Bulmershe Alumni Community gives former students the opportunity to reconnect with the School, and their former classmates and teachers.
The Bulmershe Alumni Community newsletter, which gives details on the project as it has developed, is produced quarterly, and all the published issues can be accessed below.
There is a Bulmershe Alumni Community Facebook page, and this is regularly updated with postings of material about the students of the school and their achievements and activities across the years from 1964 to 2015. The Bulmershe Alumni Community also has a presence on the Business and Careers networking site Linkedin.
Each Bulmershe Year group, from the First Intake all the way through to the intake of 2002, now has its own Year group Coordinator. To be put in touch with these alumni, and through them, others from your year group, please send an email to;
This is also the email address if you wish to discuss any other aspect of The Bulmershe Alumni Community project, or to send photos from your time at the School that you would be happy to be used in the newsletters, for the School website, or the Bulmershe Alumni Community Facebook page.
20th July 2016
It is with great regret that I inform you that Mr Geoff Wickens has passed away after a long and brave battle against illness. Mr Wickens served 33 years at Bulmershe, as History teacher, Head of Year, Head of House and, more recently, leader of our alumni project.
I know there are many in our community who have been taught by or alongside Mr Wickens over the years and we will all much miss his constant good humour, patience and dedication to the students in our school.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Wickens’ family.