Past Pupils

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Emma Smail studied Social Anthropology at Manchester from 2007-2010, and is now doing a master at SOAS in the Anthropology of food.  On top of this she has started a social media marketing company.

396053_10151126491921948_1328325464_nJames Gamlin gained a 2:1 in Games Design & Creative writing at Brunel University and a Distinction in MSc Computer Games and Entertainment at Goldsmiths University, London. He is currently working for the games company Fuzzy Frog in Nottingham as Computer Programmer.


Adam Gamlin gained a 2:1 in Product Design in his Post Graduate Degree and a Distinction in his Masters Degree in Smart Design at the Nottingham Trent University.  He is currently working in Virtual Reality at Holovis as a Solutions Architect.

1150674_10201629071671663_1759305959_oSally Astbury studied a foundation degree at Derby University in children and young peoples services.  She works as a Officer in charge of Penguins (children aged 2-3 yrs) at the Mulberry Bush Nursery Ashbourne.






10457162_10152463697085199_3148304092255174856_nJennifer O’Rourke studied BSc Consumer Behaviour & Marketing at Reading.  She now works in digital marketing.







Hilary Smail achieved  First Class Honours in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.







486183_10151911467830430_353964288_n Alex O’Rourke is in his final year studying a  BSc in Property Investment & Management at University of the West of England.  He was also part of the University’s rowing team.





1048804_10201000930718168_1487173282_oHannah Holmes gained a First Class Honours In Law at Sheffield University.  She now works as a personal trainer.






1604387_10153693552915010_76325630_nEvelyn Smail achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Sociology at Nottingham University.  She now works as an assistant buyer for Thorntons PLC.






10252071_10154212589180335_866738559464947055_nKelly Hand studied Law LLB at Leeds, got a 2.1 then did the LPC at Staffordshire university and got a distinction.  She now works as a trainee solicitor at Clarion solicitors.






539513_10151187650219323_1427885981_nJo Lang studied Criminology at Lincoln University and now works in the Greater Manchester Police Force.






10469683_10154212746075335_8243559647560846260_nBen Hand achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Financing in Industry at Leeds University.  He now works for KPMG in Reading.


Vicky Mellor’s studied Travel & Tourism and her hard work and determination secured her a job as Cabin Crew with Virgin Atlantic and she is seeing the world !

photo 2 Iain McConnachie studied Geography and Planning at University of the West of England obtaining a Masters Degree with Merit. He now works for leading  Geoscience Company CGG in their Marine oil exploration division (seismic survey) where he has been based in the Asia Pacific region since February 2012.



Nicola and Laura Stafford.  Nicola studied Physiotherapy at Coventry University and works in this field.  Whilst Laura studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University and works as an Advisor in the Ministry of Justice.