Chair's Message

Welcome to the Old Queenswoodian’s website.

Having been formed in 1908, it is amazing to realise that the OQA is 110 years old this year, which must make us one of the oldest Old Girls Associations in the UK - something for us to be proud of! The website, together with News Bulletins, our social media groups and the biennial OQA Chronicle are designed to keep you abreast of OQA activities and support services, so I hope that you will find them useful.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to get involved with the OQA (which is formed entirely of volunteers!) or have suggestions as to how the OQA can be of support to you as an Old Queenswoodian. You can contact us via the What the OQA can do for you form on the website, or you can email me direct on [email protected]

My own connections with Q go back to my grandmother, Elise McIlroy who attended Q, as well as my mother, Joan Reavell (Mrs Wrinch) who was here during the Second World War and later her half-sister Sally also came to Q. Following that tradition, my 2 sisters Kaye and Mary and I all then spent our formative years at Q. I was at Q from 1972 to 1980 and have continued my association with the school since that time, including various roles on the OQA Executive Committee and in recent years as a member of the Board of Queenswood Governors.

I’m happy to say that I have seen a great deal of positive change and progress in the time I have been involved with Q and I am proud to be taking on the role of chairing the Association. The OQA’s remit is to support Old Queenswoodian's (both girls and staff members) whether in respect of providing networking opportunities, organising reunions, keeping you in touch with developments at Q, or even helping to promote your businesses. Over our 110 years, the OQA has helped to maintain the friendships formed at Q and whatever your age or interests, our aim is to continue to be a source of support to OQs throughout the world, as well as a channel to keep up with developments at Queenswood. It is exciting times at Q and as an Old Queenswoodian, I am proud to be part of the continued progress of the school.

I look forward to hearing from you, if you would like to get involved with the OQA or have any suggestions for us.

Tricia Wrinch
Chair, Old Queenswoodian's Association