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Five Ways Edwardians Alumni Association

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A Brief Background


The Association exists to provide “the primary means by which former pupils, staff and friends maintain contact for their mutual interest and benefit and continue to contribute to their school.”


The school has had an Alumni (originally “old boys”) organisation for many years. Its early history is shrouded in the mists of time but it is known that Mr Eyles reformed it back in 1955, with later long serving Chairman Peter Grace acting as registrar whilst still a pupil! The Five Ways Old Edwardians Sports Club, now based in Hopwood, has always been closely linked to the school and to the “The Five Ways Edwardians Alumni Association” (as it is now called). Alumni activity was re-energised in 1979 by Mr E.L Osmend on his retirement from teaching at the school for 40 years. It developed enormously under his stewardship and that of his successor Colin Spencer. After a brief lull, it was then reinvigorated by a school appointed Alumni Officer, Liz Fox, whose modern approach improved networking and careers integration.

Five Ways Edwardians can be found around the globe and the Five Ways Edwardians Alumni Association provides a focus for past students and staff as well as providing facilities for the school.


KEFW Alumni Officer

Mr Stuart. F. Shephard (SFS)


A teacher at Five Ways for 30 years and counting, Stuart is the school appointed representative, and leads on all Alumni based initiatives. Find out a little more about him. 

Notable Old Edwardians

KEFW Foundation Archives

The King Edward VI Foundation Archive, has an area specific to Five Ways, where you can access a huge range of photos, magazines etc. This includes most school publications and many of Colin Spencer's Old Edwardians newsletters, should you wish to re-visit your time at school.

The Foundation has now opened a Twitter/X account:@KEVIBhamArchive, regularly publishing items of interest about all of the Foundation schools. If you have school artefacts in your possession and think they might interest the archivist, please contact Charlotte Gallant and Rachel Brown (email:

What we do - How to get involved?

  • Join our mailing list for the monthly FWOE Newsletter (please email us)

  • Endeavour to support periodic events (e.g. golf day and monthly lunches at Harborne Golf Club)

  • Attend reunions to reconnect with old friends and make new ones

  • Consider supporting our careers programme at the school (e.g. attending Careers Fayre, delivering talks, providing work experience opportunities)

  • Contact us with material/news for use in our monthly newsletters

  • Put forward any suggestions for new Alumni initiatives

  • Financially support us, through supporting periodic projects or by setting up a monthly Direct Debit

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Where to find us



Facebook: Search “King Edward VI Five Ways Old Edwardians”

Archive: Digital Archives

Sports Clubs:

Five Ways Old Edwardians FC (

Five Ways Old Edwardians CC (

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