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Stamford High School

Alumni Profiles

Beyond university, our students follow a diverse range of careers and many have carved a distinct niche in the world for themselves.

Read more about the rich and varied paths our alumni have chosen.

Oliver Hemsley

  • Founder and CEO of Numis Securities Ltd.
  • Stamford School 1971-81
 "Tolerance would be the one word I would use to describe the School when I was there. I must have been an exasperating student who constantly tested the patience of Masters and Headmaster alike. The School instilled a strong sense of integrity mixed with healthy competition. Nothing prepares you better for later life than gaining an understanding of how to compete and win."

Sarah Outen

  • First woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean
  • Stamford High School 1993-2003
 "It was at the High School that my enthusiasm for journeys in wild places started to grow. The Duke of Edinburgh Awards satisfied that hunger, laying the foundation for my later 124 day solo row across the Indian Ocean and future adventures."

General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO

  • Former Chief of the General Staff
  • Stamford School 1953-1961
Gen JacksonPresident of the SES Foundation

"For me Stamford Endowed Schools was the catalyst that gave me the desire to achieve. I am proud to say that I am an Old Stamfordian, and I am proud to be able to give something back through my support."


Lucy Cohu

  • Actress and International Emmy Award Winner for Best Actress
  • Stamford High School 1978-1987
Lucy Cohu"When I boarded at Stamford High School I was lucky to have had the most wonderful drama teacher, and it is so encouraging to see how firmly drama is integrated into the curriculum today; a studio theatre at the High School and a proposed new Performing Arts Centre at Stamford School."

Nick Anstee

  • Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • Stamford School 1969-1976
Nick Anstee"It was a great privilege to be educated at Stamford School and I greatly appreciate the opportunity my parents gave me by sending me there. It provided a platform for me to make a life plan and grasp all of the chances I encountered in life."

Flt Lt Kirsty Moore

  • First woman pilot in the Red Arrows
  • Stamford High School 1988-1995
Sarah Moore"I arrived at Stamford High School as a shy 11 year old. Seven years later, I felt ready to step out into the world and make it my own. That foundation of determination, open-mindedness and humility has remained a common theme throughout my life and has taken me to places I never thought possible - who would have thought that quiet 11 year old would end up flying in the Red Arrows?"

 

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