Rupert House Searching for Alumni to Celebrate Centenary

Rupert House School will be celebrating its 100th year in 2024 and would like to invite any former pupils, teachers, parents, governors or event grandparents to mark their centenary.

Rupert House was set up in 1924 with 10 pupils in attendance, and was originally called St Joan’s School, but was re-named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine when it moved from New Street to its present location in Bell Street.

Now a school of 203 pupils, Rupert House is a forward-thinking teaching and learning environment, balancing traditional values with modern-day educational thinking. The core values of Courage, Creativity, Respect and Resilience, all underpinned by Kindness, run through every-day life at the school. Children often begin their journey in Nursery at age 3, with both boys and girls now remaining at the school until the end of Year 6. They leave to join a variety of private and state senior schools having been prepared for 11+ and 13+ assessments.

The school is planning a number of celebratory events throughout the academic year 2023/24. Marketing Manager Jenny Ovstedal said, “It would be wonderful to see former members of the Rupert House community join the celebrations and, in order to do this, the school is reaching out to the community to build on its Alumni group.”

With the school’s centenary fast approaching, they are not only thinking about how to mark the occasion, but also about what the next 100 years at Rupert House might look like. Did you go to Rupert House? Are you a former parent, member of staff or governor, or perhaps a former or current grandparent? Do you know anything about the history of the school or have any stories to tell? If you have any association with the school whatsoever, and would like to join the Alumni and/or get involved with the future plans and vision for the school, or the upcoming centenary, please do get in touch via the office at so that they can provide more information and reconnect you with the Rupert House community. The Head hopes to reconnect as many people with Rupert House as possible over the coming year, so that together they can celebrate the important part the school has played in Henley life over the last 100 years.