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Jessica Panchani

Jessica Panchani

OS 2015

Jessica is a Production Coordinator for BBC Children’s Productions Ltd with a current focus on CBBC Newsround Specials and Gigglequiz.

Paul Goodstadt

Paul Goodstadt

OS 2010

Paul is a Manager at market leading financial services, analytics and benchmarking company Finalta, McKinsey & Co.

Cecil Kimber

OS 1906

Cecil Kimber was a car designer and founder of MG Motors.

Holly Hunt

OS 2015

Holly is an England and GB International Hockey player.

Air Commodore Mike Baulkwill MA BEng (Hons) RAF

OS 1988

Mike Baulkwill is a distinguished Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force.

Lucy Cotter

OS 1988

Lucy is the Arts, Media and Entertainment Correspondent for Sky News.

Ross Millington

OS 2008

Ross is a British Olympic athlete. He represented Great Britain in the Men’s 10,000m Rio Olympic Games and continues to represent Britain in the European Championships.

Former pupil Abigail Dean

Abigail Dean

OS 2007

Abigail is the author of the Sunday Times Bestselling book 'Girl A' and Lawyer for Google.

Sarah Kate Howarth

OS 2009

Sarah is a West End actress and performer who has starred in 'The Band', the fastest-selling musical theatre production featuring the music of Take That.

Chris Bowers

OS 1983

Chris is a former BBC World Service Correspondent and is currently a Political Advisor to Chevron.

Rebecca Coales

OS 1994

Rebecca is the UK's leading female pool freediver and holds National Records in breath-hold swimming.

Philip Ellis

OS 2011

Philip is a Milan based fashion designer.

John Turner

OS 1961

John is a leading recorder player. He has played as recorder soloist with the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, and many others.

Ed Francis

OS 2017

Ed is a professional footballer and currently plays for Gateshead.

Nina Métivier

OS 2004

BAFTA-winning writer, producer and script editor best known for her work on Dr. Who, the CBBC series 'Dixi', teen-thriller 'The A List' and the likes of 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby', 'Big And Small' and 'DinoPaws'.

Old Stop Ralph Neville Watts (OS 1948)

Ralph ‘Neville’ Watts

OS 1948

Classic Manx Grand Prix and Lightweight TT motorcycle racer, multiple times John Simister Trophy winner & Manchester 17 MCC motorcycle club member.

Old Stopfordian Will Hunter

Will Hunter

OS 1999

Founder of the London School of Architecture and Loeb Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

William Shippen

William Shippen (MP)

OS OS 1691

English Jacobite, Member of Parliament and poet.