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A Small Selection of Former Bishopshalt Pupils

Oswald Morris

Oscar- and BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer.

Professor Robert Vaughan, FRS

Award-winning pure mathematician with breakthroughs in number theory, including Vaughan’s Identity.

Glenys Groves

Soprano with D’Oyly Carte, the Ambrosian Singers, the Royal Opera and many more, including backing Kate Bush on tour.

Professor Sir Vernon Bogdanor, FBA, CBE

Researcher, writer and adviser on government and politics, was Professor of Government at Oxford and was awarded the CBE for services to constitutional history.

Jay Pond-Jones

Award-winning Creative Director in advertising and entertainment.

Raheem Kassam

London Editor of Breitbart News, now Editor-in-Chief of The National Pulse. Had a sit-down interview with President Donald Trump in 2023.

David Gyasi

Actor in films and on television.

John King / Yowann Byghan

Historian and author. He was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorseth for his contributions to the Cornish language, including creating the standard Cornish language tests used in schools.

John Taylor Hughes

Bishop of Croydon.

Professor William Dover, Honorary Emeritus

Worked on fracture mechanics and stress analysis at University College London’s Mechanical Department.

Sharmilla Beezmohun

Writer, editor, publisher and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

John Watts

Conservative Member of Parliament for Slough for 14 years.

Nick Simper

Co-founder and original bassist of rock group Deep Purple.

Stephen J. Ashby, OBE

International plant health policy specialist and government adviser, was awarded the OBE for services to protecting plant health.

Reginald Brie, MBE

Pioneer of rotary-wing flying (and he landed an autogyro on the School field in 1931).

Sandeep Singh (Sunny) Daheley, MBE

Large-scale event organiser at iconic London venues, was awarded the MBE for services to the Sikh community during Covid-19.

Claire Richards

Singer and member of pop group Steps, she is now a solo artist. Has appeared on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ and ‘Loose Women’.

Diana Spencer

A year after leaving School, represented Great Britain at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics in the women’s platform diving, in which she finished seventh.

Michael Tavinor

Dean of Hereford.

Pauline Thompson, OBE

Social care adviser to Age UK, was awarded the OBE for services to older and disabled people.

Carla Mendonca

Actress in films, television and theatre, including ‘My Parents are Aliens’, ‘So Awkward’ and ‘Coronation Street’.

Douglas Moffitt

Economist and journalist, was Financial Editor at LBC Radio for 16 years.

Lord Bernard Miles, CBE

Character actor, writer and director, known for West Country roles such as Long John Silver and for comedy monologues. Co-founder of the Mermaid Theatre, London.

 Paul Weinberger

Award-winning Creative Director at several prestigious advertising agencies, he handled Tesco’s account for 22 years.

Imelda M. Read

Labour Member of the European Parliament for East Midlands for 5 years.

David M. Elliott, KCMG, CB

Diplomat and Minister to Europe, credited with helping to set up the EEC’s single market system.

Leslie M. Bateman

The last non-citizen of Malaysia to be appointed to any of their governmental establishments, as Controller of Rubber Research.

Tony Tanner

A Tony-nominated Broadway actor, then director and choreographer.

Group Captain Harold Walmsley

One of the last-surviving Spitfire ‘Aces’ of World War II.

David Talbot

Headteacher of Vyners School in Ickenham, became a Bishopshalt  Governor after retiring.

Brian E. Owen

Professional footballer with Watford, Colchester Utd and Wolverhampton Wanderers, then coach, physiotherapist and scout for various clubs.

Alison Frith

Author and award-winning clinical research sister at the City of London Migraine Clinic.

and of course....

Kenneth Pearce

Author, Bishopshalt teacher and lifelong School Archivist and local historian extraordinaire.