Welcome to the Website of the Old Southendian Association (OSA)

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The OSA is one of the oldest and largest Old Boys Associations in this country today.

Our Membership is 2507 as at 1st August 2017.

Contributions for the website, such as news, events, stories etc. can be sent to secretary@oldsouthendianassociation.org


The School Drive and the Cherry Trees Spring 1973

Social Media and Contact

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OSA members who are Facebook users will be interested to know that the Association has its own Facebook Group which may be accessed here.

The Events sub-committee also tweets as @OSAEvents - Twitter users are encouraged to follow!

Why does the Association exist?

The Old Southendian Association exists in order to sustain friendships formed through the School and the Association for the benefit of past, present and future Southendians.

The Aims of the OSA include: 

  • To sustain and strengthen the tradition of the Southend High School for Boys
  • To promote a close relationship with the School
  • To support the School both financially and practically
  • To give members opportunities of meeting in social reunion
  • To encourage the affiliated organisations and to promote the growth of others
  • To keep members informed of matters affecting the Association and the School

Ceremonial Key presented to Ald A Bockett JP on the Official opening of the new School Building in Prittlewell Chase


School Key a.jpg School Key detail b.jpg School Key detail c.jpg

Alderman Arthur Bockett JP was Mayor of Southend on Sea, 1926 - 1927, a Governor of the School and President of the Old Southendian Association, 1936 - 1937.

The Key is part of the collection of civic regalia held by the Southend Museum, and the Association is grateful to Ken Crowe, Keeper, Human History at Southend Museums for supplying these photographs.