“Kilburn Grammar School” occupied the site in Salusbury Road, London, NW6, from 1900.
It was purpose-built and remained under this title until 1967, when it became known as “Kilburn Senior High School”. In 1973 it was amalgamated with the girls’ school on the opposite side of the road and became “Brondesbury and Kilburn High School” under the comprehensive system. Since 1989 the buildings have been occupied by both the Islamia Primary School and the Islamia Girl’s Secondary School.
The Art Block, including the Woodwork Room, the caretaker’s cottage, and the huts, which were used as teaching rooms and later as dining rooms, were demolished in February 2011 to make way for a new three-storey building with a playground on the roof. This has not yet been constructed, but there is now a large marquee where the Art Block was.
The Old Boys Association was formed in about 1919 and is still active. The main events are:
- The Annual Lunch, which usually takes place on a Saturday in March at the RAF Club in London’s Piccadilly.
- The Annual General Meeting, which usually follows the Annual Lunch at the same venue.
- The regular Golf Meetings at Grim’s Dyke Golf Club, Hatch End, Pinner.
The Hon Chairman is Neville Wrench and the Hon Secretary is Steve Griffiths.
A Newsletter, which contains articles and letters from members, details of the above
events, and other items of interest to former pupils of the school, is published in
March, June, September and December each year.
Contact details, for those members who have asked for them to be included, can be viewed from the Members Only page of our website.
Members of the OBA are called “Old Creightonians”, because the School Hall was opened by Bishop Mandell Creighton. There are about 390 members worldwide. For those who are eligible, life membership costs just £10.
In order to maintain the publications of the Newsletters, members are asked to pay £10 per annum by Standing Order on October 1st each year. Although this is not compulsory, most of our members do make donations in this way and future publications are therefore assured.
If you attended this school when it was called Kilburn Grammar, you are welcome to join our Association. To request a Membership Application form or to request further information, please complete the ‘Contact us’ form – click here.