For those interested in trawling the internet at large, there is various ‘Rendcombiana’ to be found relating to the
College buildings, the Founders’ family Wills, and prior history of the Rendcomb Manor house and the rebuilding
in the late 1860’s by Sir Francis Goldsmid. The official website for Rendcomb College is here.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate has published their 2008 report on Rendcomb here.
There is a much more recent one from 2023 that reports ‘Outstanding’.
A Google Maps aerial view of the College can be found here…
Been ‘balustraded’? Not quite sure what to do in Q.P.? Here is a copy of the Rendcomb Rule Book (from around 1967).
Just be careful wearing those loud socks!
From the sixties, the necessary clothing list for boys here and the clothing advice for parents here. (Pdf open in new tabs).
There are Old Rendcombian groups to be found on a couple of social networking sites, notably facebook.com/groups/2217271449 where there is a large group of over 1,000 and many recent photographs and a growing group on LinkedIn.
Mark Evans has created a web site hosting audio recordings of his father, Trevor John Evans, describing his memories. This includes an interesting section describing his time as a pupil at Rendcomb during the 1920’s. The site can be found here. Use the free VLC media player to listen to the surprisingly clear recordings.
Many Old Rendcombians of the 1970s and ’80s will remember participating in at least one of the 20 mile sponsored walks which
took place roughly biennially during that era. Should anyone wish to revisit, or perhaps even retread John Willson’s original (22 mile!) route, it has been transposed with current map segments and can be viewed and downloaded from here.