Headmaster's Statement re OFA Clubhouse
Roland Martin, Headmaster of City of London’s Freemen’s School on the Old Freemen’s Association (OFA) Clubhouse says:
“Following lengthy consideration and discussions with the OFA, Freemen’s Board of Governors has unanimously confirmed that the lease for the OFA Clubhouse will not be renewed when it comes to an end in March 2017.
While the Board of Governors and school appreciates that this decision may cause some disappointment, our primary concern must be to ensure the continued safety and security of our pupils during the school day and at weekends.
The memorial fireplace will be re-housed and a new memorial garden, with obelisk, has been planned within the grounds to honour our alumni who lost their lives in the wars. Conversations continue on where best to accommodate the Tea House.
The school has been working with the OFA to find alternative premises since 2008. Despite the City of London Corporation’s best efforts, we have been unable to find a solution. The OFA has been invited to a meeting to discuss the future of the clubhouse and we await confirmation of their availability.
We are committed to growing relationships with our alumni, working closely with the OFA, and have appointed a new Development Officer to start in June 2016. ”