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Alumni News

Anna Bea (Brewer) Releases her Debut EP

2018 alumna Anna Brewer tells us about the themes on her new EP, why she's supporting WomensAid and what needs to change in the music industry. More...

Catherine Jones' Gap Year in Australia

Alumna Catherine Jones spent her gap year at the Erasmus School in Melbourne but also managed to find time for lots of travelling and scuba diving on … More...

Robert in his ETS mess dress, tailored for at the Academy and worn on formal dinner nights.
Robert Mendes da Costa Graduates from Sandhurst

What I Have Learnt from Digging Holes – An Officer Cadet's Year at Sandhurst More...

Amazing Alumni: Arts

Gala Bell (2008)

Gala talks about her journey as an artist from the Waterloo tunnels to the BBC. More...

John-Francis Elmore (2004)

Actor John-Francis Elmore tells us about his new series 'The English Game', as well as acting with Dame Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey and what he love… More...

Naomi Wright (née Sinclair) (1997)

Naomi Wright tells us about her recent film 'The Works and Days of Tayako Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin' which won an award at the Berlin Film Festiv… More...

Reunions & Events

Socially Distanced Team Shots
Ray Cook Cricket Match Report 2020

Senior Boys' Head David Brazier gives us a roundup of the days play which involved skill, banter and some sibling rivalry. More...

Alumni Matches 2020

The Team Captains report on the games, scores and key players. More...

Charlie Cook bowling to School Head David Brazier
Ray Cook Cricket Match Report 2019

Report from the School Captain and Head David Brazier, More...

Staff News

Kim Brown Retires

Kim Brown has retired after 16 years at St James and 6 wonderful years of running the Seventh Form. More...

Births, Deaths & Marriages

Memorial: Peter Bowman

Teacher of Chemistry and Head of Sixth Form at St. James Senior Boys 1996 - 2005 More...

Marriage: Phoebe Gallagher (2009)

Congratulation to 2009 alumna Phoebe Gallagher who married Jonny Stephens in June. More...

Returning Alumni

Sophia Salloum (2018)

Alumna Sophia Salloum (2016) returned to school in October to tell pupils about her career to date. More...

Amazing Alumni: Business

Basil Amin (2005)

Basil tells about how the freedom of being his own boss enabled him to pursue his personal ambitions. More...

Lewis Husbands (2005)

Lewis Husbands works in digital marketing and he has some great advice for those entering technology fields. More...

Shreya Vohora (2009)

Shreya tells us about working in Interiors and her time at school. More...

Amazing Alumni: Science

Jerome Mowat (2007)

Jerome discusses why he loves being present at a person's time of greatest need and how his job has changed during the pandemic. More...

Komal Patel (2006)

Audiologist Komal Patel tells us about her role in paediatric audiology and why she never finds herself clockwatching. More...

Shona Main (2009)

Emergency Medicine and Expedition Doctor Shona Main gives us an insight into her career in medicine and how she has managed to combine her love of the… More...

Amazing Alumni: Teaching

Helen de Mattos (née Wortman) (1985)

Helen de Mattos (née Wortman) is the Director of Drama at Farnborough Hill. She tells us what led her from St James to theatre and we have found a fe… More...

Anna and Theodore
Anna Bell (née Camp) (2000)

Anna Bell talks tells us about her work for Classics for All and the truth of the saying "what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger". More...

John Cook (1994)
John Cook (1994)

A Year 4 Class teacher at St James Junior School, John talks about what he loves about his work, from investigating slime to teaching rugby. More...

Amazing Alumni: Sports

Millie playing on the Oxford Korfball Team
60 Seconds with Millie Morrissey (2017)

We caught up with Oxford student Millie Morrissey after her Korfball Varsity Match against Cambridge this year to hear what is so special about the sp… More...

60 Seconds with Olivia Leach (2016)

Olivia tells us how she has built a whole career out of her love for horses and riding. More...

60 Seconds with Lucy Mason (2016)

Alumna Lucy Mason tells us about finding a sport she enjoys and the positive impact pole dancing has had on her life. More...

School News

Altruistic Alumni

Jack White's Gap Year Adventures in Botswana

Having spent the last 12 months working at a rehabilitation school in Botswana, Jack shares the experiences he will never forget. More...

Francis Sadler's 70-day Cycle Ride

Francis Sadler has taken on a 70-day cycle challenge to raise money for the Ulman Foundation. Here he tells us what has inspired him and the highlight… More...

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