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“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

Notable Alumni

 

 

Ildiko Allen

Ildiko Allen

A pupil of Beverley High School - 1987—1994

Ildikó Allen read Music at Birmingham University and completed her MMus at Trinity College of Music. She currently studies with Philip Doghan. At TCM, she was awarded the Wilfred Greenhouse Alt Prize in Oratorio for her performance in Haydn's Nelson Mass under the direction of Sir Charles Mackerras and Second Prize in the TCM Association Soloists' Competition. She was also a finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition 2004 and recently made her debut at the Wigmore Hall as a Young Artist with the Kings Consort in a programme of Purcell Anthems.


Angela Jane Frost (nee Walsh)

Angela Jane Frost (nee Walsh)

A pupil of Beverley High School in the early 1970’s

Angela attended Beverley High School in the early 1970s. She went on to study History at Cambridge University. Her first job was with Lever Brothers, she then became Marketing Manager for SHELL in the Gulf. She returned to the UK as Head of Marketing BBC (made prize winning BBC promo "Perfect Day, which as a CD made ca £2million for Children in Need) before moving to work for the Government. She is currently Director of the Individual Customer Directorate for H.M. Revenue and Customs. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2011


Anna Maxwell Martin

Anna Maxwell Martin

A pupil of Beverley High School between 1988—1995

Anna Maxwell Martin (born May 1978), sometimes credited as Anna Maxwell-Martin, is a two-time BAFTA award-winning English actress who has won acclaim for her performances as Lyra in His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre, as Esther Summerson in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of Bleak House, and as N in Channel 4's 2008 adaptation of Poppy Shakespeare.


Ceri Jane Bryant

Ceri Jane Bryant

A pupil of Beverley High School - 1971—1978

Ceri joined Beverley High School from Little Weighton Primary School in 1971. After a successful seven years at Beverley High School she went on to study Law at Cambridge University where she graduated with a first class Law degree and a Masters degree in law. She was “called to the Bar” and works as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, London. She is employed at Erskine Chambers and specialises in Company law. She was appointed Queens Counsel on 29th February 2012. She is married to a Professor of Physics at Cambridge University and they have four children.


Gemma Whitelam

Gemma Whitelam

A pupil of Beverley High School - 1994—1999

Gemma has helped choreograph routines for Strictly Come Dancing and appeared in some of the West End’s biggest shows.


Siobhan Mulholland

Siobhan Mulholland

A pupil of Beverley High School between 1992 - 1995

A BAFTA award-winning, Prix Jeunesse International award-winning and Digital EMMY nominated Development Producer (BBC), turned Commissioning Editor (ITV), turned Creative Director.


Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

A pupil of Beverley High School 1982—1987

A former pupil of Beverley High School made history in 2011 by becoming the first female elected to a centuries-old body responsible for the town's common land. It follows a change in the law allowing women, as well as men, to inherit the ancient title of pasture freeman. Sarah Walker was the only successful female candidate elected by the town's pasture freemen to the 12-strong group of pasture masters at the town's Guildhall. The NHS manager said: "It is such an honour and privilege to be the first woman elected to the pasture masters. Women have been waiting a long time for a change in the law. I have always wanted to be a freeman. It has been a family tradition for four generations, so it is fantastic to now be elected as a pasture master." “Beverley's common land, including Beverley Westwood, dates back to the 13th century and it has to be managed, which is what the pasture masters do. If it was not for the pasture masters looking after it, it could get taken for other uses, which we don't want. We are there to protect it for the town." The pasture masters supervise 1,200 acres of common land.


Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson

A pupil of Beverley High School between 2003—2009

Eleanor is perhaps best known for her role in The Illusionist as Young Sophie. She starred in the teenage film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging in which she plays "Jas". Eleanor played Kirsten in the Pro Sieben international production Hepzibah - Sie holt dich im Schlaf alongside David Bramber under the direction of Robert Sigl] Eleanor has most recently played Eve, an alien, in 'The Mad Woman in the Attic' - episodes three and four of Season 3 of The Sarah Jane Adventures - in 2009, as well as Fiona Chataway in the film, Alice in Wonderland, which premiered in theatres on 5 March 2010.


Sue Hearnshaw

Sue Hearnshaw

A pupil at Beverley High School between 1972—1979

Susan Christina Hearnshaw is a retired British athlete who competed mainly in the Long Jump.

A graduate of Loughborough University, she subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

She competed for Great Britain in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, U.S. in the Long Jump where she won the bronze medal.


Lindsey Chapman

Lindsey Chapman

A pupil of Beverley High School between 1995 - 2002

Lindsey left Beverley High School as Head Girl in 2002.

She went on to study Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham (1st Class Hons) followed by a year of actor training at an accredited drama school - Birmingham School of Acting.

Following that she toured in various theatre productions around the country and then in 2014 produced and presented her own TV pilot for CBeebies, after which she  was offered the role of Roving Reporter in the nationally acclaimed BBC Springwatch series during their Autumn edition.

Since the transition into television and radio she has gone on to present on Sky Sports Netball ( a lifelong love that she developed at Beverley High School)  BBC Songs of Praise, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Springwatch Extra and in summer  2015 she fronted the BBC One show Big Blue UK with co-presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.   She also presented Winterwatch Unsprung with Chris Packham in January 2016 on the BBC.

 Lindsey’s passion for Drama and Theatre began at school with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which was touring to schools. She then opted for GCSE Drama and then A-level  Theatre Studies.  Lindsey says, “I often think of the opportunities I had at school which sparked my interest in a performance career”.

 



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