Independent Co-Educational Day & Boarding School for Ages 2 - 18 The Best of British Boarding by the Sea

Executive Committee

Janet Buchanan Smith (Laurie) - Life President

Janet was at Saint Felix School from the summer of 1942 until December 1946, first at Hinton St. George where the school had been evacuated during the war and then Southwold. 

After gaining a degree at Edinburgh University Janet taught in one of the city’s schools before marrying a farmer who subsequently became a politician.  Janet was awarded a CBE for her public and political work and was chairman of the Old Felicians’ Club for many years.


Fran D'Alcorn - Chairman
Member of Staff 1972-2013  Headmistress 2013-2016

Fran ran a very successful PE & Swimming Department for 2 decades during which time she also diversified into History teaching, running the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Careers education and leading the Sixth Form.

A survivor of the roller-coaster life of Saint Felix, Fran became Deputy Head in 2004 and, having experienced the foibles of numerous previous Heads, became the 13th (unlucky for some!) Head in 2013. Now retired, Fran spends her time travelling, assisting Caroline with the organisation of OFC activities, volunteering at Southwold museum and delving into the archives to assist researchers requiring information re both famous and less renowned OFs. Please contact Fran if you require any help with discovering any details of your family's Felician history or any facts about the school in previous eras.


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Caroline MacMillan (Hayward) - Secretary

Caroline came to Saint Felix School in 1954, first to the junior house of St. George’s and subsequently moving to Fawcett. 

The secretarial course she attended after leaving in 1960 stood her in good stead and she worked for several years in the War Office before joining a major furniture company where she set up their European office in Luxembourg. This was followed by forming a children’s book distribution company with her husband which supplied major retailers throughout the United Kingdom as well as overseas. She currently guides walking groups in West London where she lives and also writes the history for a series of books about that part of London.


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