Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Prince Charles meets Aldenham ambassadors

The Head Boy, Subhan Iqbal, and Head Girl, Sarah Dean, proved to be excellent ambassadors for the School when they attended a Reception to mark the election of the Prince of Wales as a liveryman of the Brewers’ Company. The Prince was certainly keen to know that they were keeping up with their A Level revision despite a hectic set of formal duties, and showed great interest in all they are achieving here. Many thanks to them both for their efforts on behalf of the School.

The historical links between Aldenham and the Worshipful Company of Brewers date back more than 400 years. Every year pupils from Year 9 are given ‘Beer Money’ from the Master of the Brewers’ Company in the form of a commemorative silver crown at a Beer Money Ceremony at Brewers’ Hall in the City of London to symbolise this connection. According to the terms of the will of Master Brewer and founder of the School, Richard Platt, the Brewers’ Company supported pupils in money and kind. In 1597 when the School was founded, it was much safer to drink beer as the water was foul and dangerous to drink.

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