The City of London School community extends its deepest sympathy to the loved ones of recently deceased Old Citizens and friends. Alongside the obituaries below, please also see this list of Old Citizens who have passed away.

To submit an obituary please send an email to Kate Wallace, Alumni Engagement Officer at

Stockton, Vernon Nevile (Class of 1945)

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Vernon Neville Stockton (Class of 1945) on 20 June 2021. With thanks to Mark Stockton (Class of 1976) and the Stockton family for this obituary

Judd, Lord Frank Ashcroft (Class of 1953)

We were sorry to learn of Frank's passing on 18 April 2021. Frank was a great friend to the School, many thanks to his friend Malcolm Cooke (Class of 1953), for this obituary

Lewis, Dr John Christopher Michael (Class of 1971)

We were sorry to learn of John's passing in December 2020. With thanks to Mark Signy (Class of 1971) and John's wife, Allie, for this obituary.

Reardon, Roy (Staff 1973-2008)

We were sorry to learn of the passing of Roy Reardon, a wonderful teacher, and a cherished colleague. Roy taught German and French at CLS from 1973 until 2008 and was Head of Modern Languages between 1982 and 2003. Roy leaves his wife,Joan, and his children Kate, Sarah and John (Class of 2005). Roy's valete can be found here.

Ormsby-Lennon, Hugh (Class of 1966)

We were sad to learn of Hugh's passing, late in 2020. With thanks to John Emerson (Class of 1967) for this obituary.

Apted, Michael (Class of 1960)

We were sorry to hear about the passing of Michael Apted CMG (Class of 1960), renowned film director and documentary maker. Fellow Old Citizen, Peter Levene, City of London School Governor and Michael's classmate, has written an obituary here.

Carter, Arthur (Staff 1974-1981)

With thanks to Asela Premachandra (Class of 1984) and Arthur's nephew for compiling this obituary.

Evans, Martin Clive (Class of 1968)

We were sorry to be recently informed of Martin's passing in Autumn 2019. With thanks to his wife, Pamela, for this obituary.

D'Aubney, Malcolm (Class of 1964)

We were sad to learn of Malcolm's passing in August 2020. With thanks to Ian Cameron-Black (Class of 1958), Chris Southgate ( Class of 1965), and Alan Willis (Class of 1968) for writing this obituary.

Denham, Ernest William (Class of 1941)

We were recently informed of Ernest Willam Denham's passing in 2019. With thanks to his children for this obituary.

Farrell, Neil (Class of 1970)

We were sorry to hear of Neil's passing. With thanks to John Emerson (Class of 1967) and Neil's wife Jenny for this obituary.

Ellis, Martin John (Class of 1961)

We were sorry to learn of Martin's passing in January 2020. With thanks to his wife, Miriam for this obituary.