OA Merchandise

***NEW*** OA cufflinks, bracelets and brooches

Just in time for Christmas, OA cufflinks, bracelets and brooches are now available for sale.

Cufflinks are £20, bracelets £15 and brooches £8 (excl. delivery). The cufflinks and brooches come in gilt and feature OA colours. The cufflinks also feature the School crest and are chain-linked. The bracelets come in chrome, featuring OA colours on either a 16cm or 22cm faux leather chain. They are all packaged in gift boxes with the School logo on the front.

If you'd like to purchase any then please see the below photos and click here.

OA Scarves

OA Scarves are finally here and are perfect for unpredictable British weather! The college style wool scarves are printed in OA colours and feature the new St Albans School crest. They're on sale for £40 (excluding delivery) and can be purchased at http://oaconnect.co.uk/events/list or over the phone on 01727 515 187.

Inspiring Old Albanians

On 22nd September, we launched our new OA book, Inspiring Old Albanians!

The book is a miscellany of famous former pupils and others associated with St Albans School, and include OAs such as Stephen Hawking, Sir Tim Rice, Nicolas Breakspear and many more. Some of the names will be recognisable, others historic and even surprising, but all of them in one form or another embody the precept of the School prayer in that they have "derived thy blessing of religious education and most useful learning and used these to become profitable members of Thy Church and Commonwealth".

We are extremely grateful to everybody that helped make this book a reality. A big thanks goes to OA Robin Ollington and Frank Lee of Lodge Graphics, who researched, expanded and created the printed form in which we see them today. Thanks also go to the families of OAs who have kindly provided information and photographs of those featured, amongst them the family of Neville Cook without whom the project would not have been possible. We are also very grateful to Noel Cassidy and the School's Publication Team, who are to be congratulated on their time consuming involvement with the book's content and presentation.

The books are now on sale at £12 (excluding p&p) and can be bought at http://oaconnect.co.uk/events/list or over the phone on 01727 515187.

OA Blazers


These splendid Old Albanian Club Blazers are in our traditional colours with external side and breast pockets, an inside breast pocket and are complemented with brass buttons.  

Sizes stocked will range from 38 to 52, S-M-L, but will vary at any time subject to the stock held and orders received. Please contact as below to check if a particular size is available.

Blazers are priced at £120.00 (+ £12.50 p&p) and stocks are held at the Woollams Pavilion, so are available to visitors to the office. Stocks are held on ‘first come first served' basis and we re-order as and when needed and when someone has a non-standard size. A re-stocking order may take three or four weeks.

If you are not local and wish to order one from stock by post etc, then please email us with your contact details so that we can get in touch with you to organise a cost for sending the blazer by an appropriate and secure method and to arrange payment. We look forward to hearing from you.

St Albans School Notebooks

St Albans School notebooks are now on sale at £5 (collection), £7 (including UK p&p) and £9 (including overseas p&p). They are high quality A5 notebooks with a black matte finish, pen hold, ribbon bookmark and the new School crest.


Please click here to purchase a notebook.

St Albans School Hymn Books

St Albans School Hymn books are now on sale at £12 (including UK p&p) and £14 (including international p&p).

OA Umbrellas

OA Umbrellas are here! The lightweight storm proof umbrellas feature the St Albans School logo and are printed in OA colours. They are on sale at £22 (excluding delivery) and £33 (including £11 UK delivery). International prices may vary.

Please click here to purchase an umbrella

St Albans School Tote Bags

Just arrived, these St Albans School tote bags are fashionable and handy for shopping. They are on sale now at an introductory price of just £4!

Click here to purchase a St Albans School tote bag

OA Socks

OA SocksThese limited edition cotton socks come in the official OA colours - a must for any alum's sock drawer! The socks come in one size, suitable for men's size 8-12.5 and women's size 10-13. They are on sale at a price of just £7.50 a pair!
To order, simply click here, send a cheque made payable to 'St Albans School Foundation' to  the address below or call 01727 515187 to pay over the phone. Be quick, as we only have a limited number of pairs in stock...

OA Tie


100% silk ties in OA colours are available by post at £13.00 plus £1.00 p&p to UK addresses and £3 for overseas postage.

Click here to purchase an OA tie

Book: Born Not For Ourselves

This new book tells the story of St Albans School through the years. From its establishment in 948 right up to the recent developments of Aquis Court and the Sports Centre - This is a story of triumph and disaster, of vision and venality, but above all, of the generosity and selflessness of the great and of the humble all down the generations.

Click here to purchase a copy

Kindle Edition - The Death of Arthur Skett

This is the brief story, compiled by John Insomuch (Nigel WoodSmith), of a young man's heroism on the Western Front in November, 1916. Arthur Skett died on the Somme attempting to rescue a fellow officer who was missing in action. Using primary sources, family documents, and school records, a historical account of his heroism is given. Arthur went to Berkhamsted School and St Albans School, and he fought in the West Yorkshire Regiment. 
The book is now available to buy via Amazon for £3.20 or on Kindle for just 99p!
To buy on Kindle, click here
To buy in paperback, click here

CD: St Albans School Choir


The School Choir have recently recorded a new CD in St Albans Abbey, also featuring guest Old Albanians who sang in the choir during their time at School (ranging from 1942-2009!) on some tracks.  The CD is available for £10 (+ £1.50 p&p to UK addresses and £3.00 to international addresses).

Click here for more information

Click here to purchase a copy


example_page_3_400Book: St Albans School at War 1939-1945

Ploughing, stretcher bearing, potato picking, water purifying, harvesting, fundraising, home guarding, aircraft spotting, trench digging, hedge laying, panzer stopping, fire watching, .... not shown in the prospectus, but all part of a wartime education at St Albans School in Hertfordshire.

This fascinating book collects memories from fifty ‘Old Albanians' and also pupils evacuated to St Albans from Hastings Grammar School.  It tells the story of those years when for the first time in its long history, the School became part of the ‘Home Front' with the threat of air raids and invasion.  Education continued, however, punctuated with the odd alarm, episodes of humour, total disregard for health and safety, and of course the sadness of sacrifice.         

Click here for more information and to purchase a copy


Commemorative CD: 1958 School Carol Service

A recording of the School Carol Service from December 1958 is on sale to OAs, thanks to a tireless project to transfer the recording onto CD from its original magnetic reel-to-reel tape, by John Ellerton (OA 1964).

Click here for more information and to purchase a copy online

Book: A Short History of St Albans School by Frank Kilvington

front_cover_frank_kilvingtons_bookThis concise history of St Albans School was published in 1970 by Frank Kilvington, who wrote in the Preface, "This book has been written with two purposes in mind.  The first is to supply for those who may be interested some continuous account of the School's history, and the other to provide a basis for further research, especially by members of the School.  It is appropriate that it should be appearing in the year which may well mark the four hundreth anniversary of the Elizabethan refoundation."

Copies of the book are available from the Development Office at a cost of £5.00 plus postage and packaging (£2 to UK addresses or £5 overseas).

Click here to purchase a copy online

St Albans School Mugsmug

No, not the pupils, but these attractive fine bone china mugs printed in blue and gold now available to grace your desk or table.

Beautifully designed including potted history of the School on the base. They come ready boxed at £10.00 plus postage and packing (£2 to UK addresses or £5 overseas).

Click here to purchase a mug online

St Albans School Tea Towels

tea_towel_design__mediumMake drying up history with this unique School regulations tea towel.  Ranging from the earliest example of 1309 to 1570 when pupils had to provide not only candles, ink and paper but also bows and arrows for shooting.  Whilst the dress code against uncombed hair, unwashed face, hands and dirty boots has a current ring.

Historical, amusing and useful.  Printed on 100% cotton in Royal blue.  Priced at £5.00 plus postage & packing (50p for UK addresses and £3.00 overseas).  Proceeds in aid of the St Albans School Foundation.

Click here to purchase a tea towel

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