Alumni/Former Students

The Elfed High School Alumni

Since Elfed High School opened its door on 5th January 1954, over 50,000 students have attended, with many families now in the third generation of Elfedians. As our purpose states, we are an Outstanding Learning Community and our former students are important to us.

We celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2014 and amongst with the plans to mark the occasion we will create the Elfed High School Alumni community. This gives former students the opportunity to reconnect with the School and their fellow students.

The Elfed High School Alumni will be developed to benefit current and future students as well as providing a welcome for former students to revisit a place and time that had a big impact on their lives. We are looking forward to celebrating the success of former students along with the current cohort of young people.

The first step is to connect with our alumni, so as a former student of the school you can help by answering some questions. Please email your reply to with the subject ‘Elfed Alumni’.

  • Would you like to join the Elfed Alumni Community?
  • How would you like to see the Elfed Alumni community develop for the benefit of past, present and future students?
  • Would you like to help organise an event as part of the 60th anniversary celebration?  If so please give some details of your suggested event.
  • Do you have any memories or photos from your time at school that you would like to share?  Please forward them to us so that we can build up a gallery of images from the last 60 years.

The Class of 1954 at the 60th Anniversary



Former student of Elfed and Drury awarded the  Royal Victorian Medal.  Thank you to Ray Williams for passing this article on to us.

robert bellis

On October 23rd.2013 Robert I Bellis former student and resident of Buckley/Drury received from HRM Princes Charles the Royal Victoria Medal for continued service to Her Majesty and The Tower of London, yet another former pupil meets high standards in the realm of duty to Queen and Country.  
 Ray Williams
Former student 1954-1960 ex RN /FAA presently residing in Canada


One of Elfed’s first students being interviewed by one of today’s youngest.




Year 8 student interviews former student, current governor, Town Councillor and County Councillor


It is always good to keep in touch with old friends.  Here is a message we received from Richard Jeffiries, former Elfed High School student from the 1960s.


I was pleased to see that the old School is doing so well, also that you are working on a connection, for past , present and future students, I believe it is an important thing to keep in touch with your past.

I left Elfed in 1968, I had attended Canon Drew School ,in Hawarden and failed my 11+ exam, but, as it turned out that failure lead me to some of the best times and memories of my life.

I have been living in Montreal, Canada since 1986, I believe some of my past student friends are in other parts of the world, I often think back to those days, Happy days.

Thanks for everything you are doing, it’s very important.

Richard Jeffries