OUR ALUMNI FAMILY AND FRIENDS
You’ll always be a part of Richmond School & Sixth Form College and Richmond School & Sixth Form College will always be a part of you! Diverse, dynamic, impressive and inspiring, we are fortunate to have a rich and hugely-supportive Alumni and Friends who are very much part of our family. Their legacy stays with us (students have included a Prime Minister and a well-loved children’s author) and we are immensely proud of the strong links we have with our former students and friends, and we really value their support.
REGISTER TO BE PART OF OUR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY
Please register HERE and we will be delighted to keep you informed with our latest news. Our Alumni and Friends make a significant contribution to the life of the school and college in so many ways, including: giving inspirational talks, conducting mock interviews, offering work experience and informal guidance to students and generally continuing to be an intrinsic part of the wider life of the school community. So much so, that 31 of our ex-students are very involved with the school and college. They contribute each day as members of staff. That really says it all. If you would like to offer support of any kind in this capacity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason always wanted to be a journalist. He really wanted to be a footballer but he wasn’t good enough. Becoming the Executive Editor of The Independent, when he was just 30 years old, Jason is the Chief Football Correspondent for the Telegraph. We were delighted to catch up with Jason to find out how he was inspired and encouraged by his teachers at Richmond Sixth Form College, his time at Cambridge University, his early years at the Liverpool Echo and his career at the Independent and now at The Telegraph. Find out more HERE
Matty has been passionate about sport since being given his football shirt for his 5th birthday. It’s not only his hobby but he is also planning a sport-related career. Matty attends Sheffield Hallam University where he studies Sport and Exercise Science and he plans to move onto Northumbria University to study Sports Business Management as a postgraduate degree. Enjoy our Q&A with Matty HERE
Following sixth form, Graeme joined Randall Orchard as a Junior Manager and qualified as a Chartered Builder in 1996, after seven years of studying. In 2004 he bought the company, becoming Managing Director. A third of the company’s staff are alumni of Richmond School. Find out how Graeme supports our students with apprenticeships HERE
DR ELLIE JAMESON
Ellie, of the University of Warwick’s School of Life Sciences, is an inspiring microbiologist. She has an amazing background in research which has taken her to some fabulous places and enabled her to work with some great scientists from around the world. Find out more about Ellie’s fascinating work HERE
Richard’s work as a video journalist has taken him to some amazing countries to cover some incredible stories. He is hanging up his camera to make career change and become a French teacher. Click here HERE to find out more about Richard’s fabulous career so far, and what has inspired him to go into teaching.
Since graduating with a First in English and American Literature with Creative Writing, Alice has forged a fascinating career in publishing, working as an Editorial Assistant in the Picture Book team at Walker Books. Walker Books publish for a host of well-known authors, including Michael Morpurgo and Sophie Dahl. You can read a great Q and A with Alice HERE
From a young age, Aaron had an interest in the Armed Forces and was also inspired by many family members who served in the Navy and Army. He joined the Navy as a submariner and you can find out more about his role and advice for students who may be considering a career with the Military HERE
Laura never gave up on her dream to become a midwife. In spite of facing a number of challenges she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery with First Class Honours and is now a midwife at Doncaster’s Women’s hospital and is loving every minute. Find out more about Laura’s journey to becoming a midwife HERE
Liam is in his final year studying BSc Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Liam will be starting his career at a small financial advisory firm in September, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions. There are so many career opportunities in the world of Economics, Business and Finance and Liam has some great advice for students HERE
Ben graduated with a first class honours degree in Veterinary Science from Nottingham University. After completing the first degree, he is taking his two-year second degree, after which he will be qualified. Each year, we have students who are very interested in pursuing careers working with animals, as vets or nurses, and Ben offers some great advice in his Q and A which you can read HERE
Since completing her Honours Degree in International Development, Lucy has held senior roles in the field of sport, using football to promote social development. Lucy is currently Programme Manager at FC Barcelona. Prior to this, Lucy worked on the official legacy campaign of the 2010 FIFA Men’s World Cup. Enjoy a fascinating Q and A with Lucy HERE
Helen has worked in the food sector throughout her career, working her way up to the position of Commercial Director at Wrights Food Group, She has alongside leading names in the food industry, including M&S, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Jamie Oliver and Shell. We are delighted to share a Q and A with Helen HERE
Mark studied from 2005-2012 at Richmond. After qualifying as a music and maths teacher he returned as a teacher in 2015. Mark teaches both subjects and also leads the jazz band. His sister, Jill, an ex-student, is also a maths teacher at Richmond.
After his GCSEs and A-levels, Aaron studied for a NVQ in Construction whilst working as a General Labourer at Swale Scaffolding. Qualifying as a Part 1 and Part 2 level scaffolder, he progressed to Assistant Contracts Manager. Promoted to Contracts Manager in 2014, Aaron works closely with the school offering apprenticeships to our students – click HERE for further details.
After her A-levels, Jasmine became the first student ever to gain a degree apprenticeship. She works for Morrisons Plc in the retail sector where she is a manager responsible for a large team of staff. The graduate scheme operates in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University.
Following his A-levels (English Language, Latin and Maths), Jonathan studied a BA and MA in Classics at Newcastle University, before becoming an advertising copywriter. He has written ads for Jack White of the White Stripes and Kylie Minogue, among others! Jonathan has just published his first fantasy novel ‘Bury Me Where They Fall’. Read more about Jonathan HERE
DR ALISON MOWBRAY
Dr Alison Mowbray is an Olympic rower. A Cambridge graduate, with a PhD in Molecular Microbiology, she is also a teacher, nutritionist, inspirational speaker and leadership development consultant and coach.
Catherine left Richmond to pursue a military career, studying for her A-levels and degree whilst being a full-time officer at Sandhurst. At the age of 26 she became a platoon commander. After a promotion to Captain she is now at the rank of Adjutant.
Matt Hoss, studied Drama and Theatre Studies, at the University of Kent, and is a full-time, stand-up comedian. He has toured nationally and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition, the entrepreneur runs a chain of national comedy clubs. The award-winning comedian writes and performs for BBC Newcastle’s Grin Up North as well as writing for the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive.
Semi-professional racing driver, Max Coates, is also a director of a marketing agency and holds a first-class sports marketing degree. Max recently returned to school to host the local-area sports presentation evening.
Right Hon. The Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE attended Richmond School in the 1950s. She has had an incredible legal career and was the United Kingdom’s first female President of the Supreme Court.
In 1844, Charles Dodgson, more widely known as Lewis Carroll, began his studies at Richmond School, 21 years before he penned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
CHARLES GREY, 2ND EARL
In the 1800s, Charles Grey, 2nd Earl, was a student of Richmond School. He went on to become the Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834.