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What is the Hurst Foundation?

Wondering what the Hurst Foundation is? Read more as we explain what resources we provide and discuss what it means to be part of the community!

The Hurst Foundation was formed to act as an umbrella organisation for all alumni and stakeholders of Hurst. This includes previous pupils (OJs), current staff, former staff, governors, current parents and former parents as well as others whose lives have been involved in the school in some way. It exists to bring people together to act for the broader Hurst community and support both current and past students on their journey through Hurst and beyond.

The Foundation operates through an online platform, Hurst Connect, with 3000 active members and has become the home to alumni stories, college news, photos, archives, events and much more. It aims to provide relevant and useful resources to allow the support and values of Hurst to be extended to the wider community. 

CONNECT - refresh life-long friendships and make new connections; reminisce and share your news via our new online platform.

COLLABORATE - join a vibrant community, find out ways to work together to give back, inspire, enrich members’ lives and widen access to the Hurst experience.

CELEBRATE - get involved with our varied programme of events; make new friends, develop new skills, try new experiences and - most importantly - have fun along the way.


All leavers automatically become part of the Foundation in the form of an OJ and on graduating Hurst become members of the OJ Club, better know as 'The OJs'. 

The club is the oldest school alumnus association in the country, founded in 1877 the Club is run by OJ’s for OJ’s. Its aim being to encourage and support a broad church of interests from professional to social, be you a new School Leavers or well into mid-life and beyond. The OJ Club works within the Hurst Foundation and has many alumni only groups and societies, so whether you enjoy drama, music, sport or are seeking career advice, there is always someone who will take an interest in you! You can find out more about the OJ Club by clicking on the 'OJ Club' tab at the top of the page.

If you have any questions or queries about the Hurst Foundation or The OJ Club, please do not hesitate to contact us at 

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