Keep up to date with news and event reports

In this section you will find news about Old Challonerians, writes ups from Alumni and school community events, a link to school newsletters and magazines, and an opportunity for you to submit news to us to share.

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Q&A: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

John Lennon, employment law specialist at KWW Solicitors, answers questions about the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. KWW Solicitors are a member of Challoner’s Business Network.

Eat a rainbow

Amal Sasikumar, founder of The Taste Magician, explains how ‘eating a rainbow’ enables us to get the necessary vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals for a healthy diet. Amal is a member of the Challoner Business Network. Please read and share!

The importance of washing hands with soap and water

Germ experiments are often left to laboratory scientists, but a simple, homemade experiment by one of our friends shows explicitly why washing hands with simple soap and water is so effective in combating the spread of germs. Please read and share!

Possible impacts of Covid-19 on property transactions

Sarah Trickey, head of KWW Solicitors’ residential property team, says there are a number of things to consider, depending on where you are with your property transaction. KWW Solicitors are a member of Challoner’s Business Network.

Alumni 60 Years Celebration

ALUMNI 60 YEARS CELEBRATION A wondering gathering of alumni, current and ex-staff to celebrate 60 years of the school.

Charity Golf Day

CHALLONER CHARITY GOLF DAY Thursday 31st October, 2019 Malden Golf Club, New Malden (KT3 4RS) Open to all friends of Challoner. Just £55 per player

Advice about Wills from our Business Network

David Anstee is a member of Challoner’s Business Network and his company, KWW Solicitors recently published some important advice when making your Will. Do have a read of KWW’s article below and contact them for your legal matters; they are local, caring and first class!

Challoner Lotto

As we approach our 60th anniversary year, the PTA would like to launch a ‘Challoner Lotto’, giving the members the opportunity to win big cash prizes, with the remainder providing funding for the school, specifically targeted at capital improvements.

Challoner Update – 11-06-19

Challoner Update – 11th June 2019 Our newsletter for Challoner’s Alumni, Business and Community network members regarding alumni news, business network offers and updates, and community events and networking opportunities. As always, please feedback and let us know your thoughts and ideas.

School Staff Blending a Brew

As part of Richard Challoner School’s INSET day, Marco Olmi from Drury Teas and Coffees, and part of our Challoner Business Network, hosted a tea tasting event to choose a blend that the school could call its own.

50th Anniversary Scrapbook

The Scrapbook that was put together to commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary is now available online.

Emergency First Aid at Work course

The Challoner Business Network breakfast meetings are always a great chance to network with local businesses and meet with past students who are successfully building their own companies and looking to give back to the school.

A Christmas Carol

CHRISTMAS COMES TO CHALLONER! ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ BY CHARLES DICKENS The Christmas season begins at Richard Challoner School with performances of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ in the Challoner Studio Theatre. Come to our magical new production of Dickens’ evergreen story of Scrooge, Ghosts and Tiny Tim.

Relentlessly Reasonable

It has been quite some time since I have put pen to paper to update my blog.  There are many reasons for this, but the most obvious is that it’s just not a priority amongst the multifarious tasks that fill up my weekly ‘to do’ list.  It feels a little self-indulgent to pen my thoughts when other pressing matters await my attention. I’m sure it is the ‘little extras’ that keep me occupied!

Newsletters and Magazines Archive

Welcome to the Richard Challoner School’s ‘Newsletters and School Magazines’ archive. This post will be updated regularly once newsletters and school magazine items become available in pdf format once published.

House Music 2018

Becket House were the overall winners of the House Music event, but it was an amazing evening of very talented musicians.

School Musical this April – South Pacific

We are proud to present our next musical production ‘South Pacific’ composed by Richard Rogers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

School Funding: What secondary school students in Kingston have to say…

As the funding crisis in Kingston schools escalates, secondary students from across our borough joined together to make a mini-documentary to explain their concerns about the impact that funding cuts will have on their future and why their education is important to them.

News Categories

Alumni Stories

Latest news from past pupils, staff and friends of Challoner.

Event News & Reports

News on upcoming events and how to register a place.

Business Network News

Reports and photos on past school, community and alumni events.

School & Alumni News

Keep up to date with what's happening at Richard Challoner School.

PTA & Community News

Spotlight and features on past pupils and staff.

Newsletters & Magazines

A link to the page where you can find archived newsletters and school magazines in pdf format.

Year school was established
Pupils on school roll
Alumni & Friends Profiles

Your news and stories


We very much want to feature the achievements, stories, past times and career paths that will help inspire past and present pupils and friends of Challoner.

  • Interesting travels or encounters
  • Your career path to date to help guide present pupils
  • Achievements you are proud of that you would like to share
  • Stories that will amuse and help us indulge in enjoyable recollections of school

If you have a story, an achievement, or anything of interest, we would love to hear from you.

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We are always on the search for news about past pupils, staff members, and friends of Challoner.

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