The Foundation Office

The Foundation Office is now in regular contact with circa 7,000 former pupils, ex-staff and past parents of RGS Worcester and The Alice Ottley School. 

The Foundation Director, Scott MacDonald, and the Foundation Office Administrator, Joanna Weaver, are the dedicated points of contact for all alumni related matters, fundraising activities and for archive queries.

The Foundation Office is located on the top floor of Britannia House and can be contacted on:

00 44 (0)1905 613391 and by email:

The Foundation Office hosts a range of events each year that aim to celebrate the shared link alumni enjoy with the School and each other. Since 2012 more than 2,000 former pupils have either visited the School or attended more nearly 50 functions in Worcestershire and London. Please see Forthcoming Events for details of occasions that are planned. Alumni are always most welcome to return to their old school and these visits can be arranged through the Foundation Office.

Legal Information The RGSW and AOS Foundation is a registered charity No. 1170217.

It is also a private company No. 10326313 limited by guarantee.

Its registered office is The Foundation Office, RGS Worcester, Upper Tything, Worcester, WR1 1HP.

This is also its postal address.



Michael George Wilde, born in Worcestershire, attended RGS 1935-42, at which time Henry Pullinger was Headmaster.

Michael, known as Mick, on leaving RGS, attended Hull University where he studied Biophysics and Further Mathematics. His career took him to Bristol where he became an aeronautical engineer. He later became one of six anglo-french engineers to be involved in the plans for Concorde, which he worked on as Chief Aerodynamicist. This week marked the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Concorde, and Headmaster, John Pitt, was asked to give an interview to Andrew Easton for his  BBC Hereford and Worcester show as part of the commemoration of this event.

To listen, click here.


We were delighted to hear that alumnus Edward Jones, (2014-16), has recently been awarded the prestigious Silver Shears Award from the Merchant Taylors’ Company.

In front of an audience from the City, fashion, tailoring and education worlds, Edward exhibited his winning outfit at the gala catwalk show at Merchant Taylors’ Hall. 

Edward, who was awarded an RGS Textiles Scholarship, notably gained full marks for his A Level in Textiles and for his Extended Project Qualification in Vintage Fashion. In his time at RGS he won the Young Fashion Designer UK award at AS Level and had the opportunity to exhibit his work on the catwalk at The Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show at The NEC and at The Midlands Fashion Awards. He also completed work experience placements at Sophie Wynne-Owen Bridal, and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House, as well as completing a number of commission pieces for various clients. Edward entered the Master Shears Competition while simultaneously completing the final year of his BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier degree at the University for the Creative Arts. We are extremely proud of all that Edward has achieved and we wish him well for his bright future ahead.



Sophie returned to RGS The Grange in January 2019 and kindly agreed to be interviewed while on maternity leave from her current role as cover for Fantine in the West End production of Les Miserables, the world’s longest-running musical, which is now in its 32nd year in London.