This page provides a portal for all past students, staff and members of the TBSHS Community, to link with the current School, and be involved in current and future activiites.
If you would like to visit, or further information, please contact the school reception by calling the School receptionist on (01279 868686) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Sjoberg (1991-1998)
The lead pilot of the Jubilee flypast, (2nd June 2022) in a Hercules, was Wing commander James Sjoberg Pupil of TBSHS 1991 – 1998
Robin Franklin (2008-2015)
After completing his studies at Cambridge, Robin has accepted a place at Princeton to take a History PhD, starting in the ‘Fall’ of 2021. Robin had a choice between Princeton and Stanford following the degree exchange year he did in Chicago after his Cambridge Masters.
Ollie Clark (2012-2019)
Ollie took part in Uk’s strongest man under 23’s on the 1st March 2020 and won. This gives him a wild card entry into UK’s strongest man which is televised and shown at Christmas. We are told he will be the youngest athlete to have performed at this event.
It also enters him into worlds strongest man under 23’s, venue to be released.
This is a phenomenal win and a step closer to his dream of becoming worlds strongest man.
Daniel Bastick (2007-2014)
Dan Bastick achieved his BSc Hons in Geography & Natural Hazards at Coventry University (Graduated Nov 2017). He then went onto get a Masters degree in Environmental management and Sustainability (Graduated 2019).
He entered & won the British Body Building competition 2019 in London, proceeding to within top 5 in the UK.
Robin Franklin (2008-2015)
Robin gained an MA in American History from Cambridge, (2019), winning the Sara Norton prize for his dissertation.
In addition, he was awarded a year’s Exchange Studentship at the University of Chicago.
James Walters (1990-1997)
Canon James Walters was a pupil and Head Boy of The Bishop’s Stortford High School between 1990-1997. After graduating from Cambridge University, Dr Walters was ordained in the Church of England (Ian Shaw attended his ordination) and is now Chaplain and Director of the Faith Centre at the London School of Economics. James returned to the school in February to give a presentation to our current Sixth Form on the subject of Religious Conflict and Interfaith Relations.
Right: James visits The Bishop’s Stortford High School in February 2019.
Greg James (1997-2004)
Former Pupil Greg James, now presenter of the BBC Radio1 Breakfast Show, came to the School to judge House Drama 2019 – Six plays with the title They’re Playing Our Song.
To read more click here.
Archie Day (2010 -2015)
The school were saddened to hear of the death of Archie Day in October 2018, aged 20 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Andrew Lewin & Hugo Mann (1998 -2005)
The School were pleased to welcome back two former students; Andrew Lewin and Hugo Mann to a Politics Special during the 6th Form Citizenship session on the 16th October.
A lively and sprited discussion ensued which was enjoyed by all our current 6th Formers.
David Wickens (1992 -2000)
The School were very saddened to hear of the sudden death of David Wickens (TBSHS 1992-2000) on the 8th June 2018 in Dubai.
David was a former Head Boy (1998), and went up to Selwyn College, Cambridge, to read History, before working as an International Manager with HSBC. His work took him to postings around the world including Moscow, Hong Kong, Delhi, New York and finally Dubai.
He was the son of long-serving former TBSHS Teacher Ian Wickens, and leaves a wife and two children.
Former Head of History, Peter Oxley said “In an outstanding year his star shone the brightest. He had an incisive intellect but it was always coupled with a down-to-earth approach to school and life and a dry sense of humour which made him so popular with everyone- something to do with his Yorkshire roots? He never missed out on an opportunity to try out new experiences. I remember pacing the corridors of our hotel in St Petersburg after midnight only to find him in boots and coat about to rendezvous with 2 other sixth formers on their way to visit a basement bar next to the hotel to taste the local vodka! The last time perhaps we met he treated me to tea in the Cambridge University Library as he regaled me with tales of his fellow undergraduates and his lecturers. He was wonderful company.”
Josh Ward (2002-2009)
Laurence Cook (2003-2010)
TBSHS student Laurence Cook has just passed his PhD at Cambridge and is about to start post-doctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Eli Haines (2010-2017)
We have just heard that Eli, who left this year, has passed his ABRSM Perfomance Diploma on trombone.
Eli was a busy member of the music department and took his diploma in July, after his A Level exams were finished.
He is going to the University of Nottingham to study Politics & International Relations after a gap year.
Stuart Middleton (1992-1998)
TBSHS Alumnus Stuart Middleton Receives a Fulbright Award to the US
Stuart Middleton, a student at TBSHS between 1992 and 1998 and currently a research fellow in history at Fitzwilliam College, has received a Fulbright Award to enable him to spend a year at New York University, on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.
Read the full Press Release here
Scarlett Stock (2012-2014)
Scarlett has, for nearly a year, been Chairperson of the Law Society at Leicester University.
The Student Law Society Awards (which cover the whole of the UK) have just published their nominations and under Scarlett’s leadership, Leicester has been nominated for:
Best Law Society
Best Student Engagement and
Best for non-Law Students
Unsurprisingly, Scarlett also has an individual nomination as Best Chairperson.
Stuart Britton (1993-2000) & Holly Fletcher (2000-2002)
Congratulations to two of our former students Stuart Britton and Holly Fletcher who recently got engaged & plan to marry in the Autumn of 2017.
Steve Bugeja (2001-2008)
One of Britain’s most-watched music TV channels has commissioned its first comedy show. 4Music will pilot Pop Sludge on December 28 2016, featuring a raft of new comedy talent. The show aims to mock celebrity culture, with target such as ‘Pitbull, YouTubers, fandoms, socialites and Instagrammers’, according to producers. It was created by former BBC radio comedy staff writer James Bugg and features names from the comedy circuit including Patrick Turpin, Steve Bugeja, Harrie Hayes, Samantha Baines and Jason Forbes.
Pop Sludge aired at 10pm on December 28 on 4Music, which already includes reruns of shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Rude Tube in its schedule.
James Watts (2004-2011)
Well done to a group of our former TBSHS students at Tough Mudder London South – part of a team of 40 running for Teenage Cancer Trust (organised by James Watts (2004-2011) and his friend Will Cattermole – ex-Hockerill and cancer survivor).
Left to right (not including the person in orange…)- Dan Talbot, James Ellams, Joe Cooper, Matt Dean, Nick Hall, James Watts. Callum Rolph was also there but not in picture.
Charlie Jonas (2008-2015)
Charlie is studying Natural Sciences at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge and has just been awarded a three-year Scholarship: Marmaduke Levitt Scholarship.
He is travelling to Japan in September as part of Pembroke Players who are putting on a production of Romeo & Juliet
Charlie is working as the Company’s Technical Director & Sound Designer.
Oliver Philcox (2007-2014)
Oliver has been selected to become a 2016 Harvard – Emmanuel College PRISE Fellow. PRISE Fellows conduct full-time summer research projects with Harvard faculty and live among over 200 research scholars for 10 weeks over the Summer. Oliver will be working in the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.
Sam Freeman (2008-2013)
Sam Freeman (2008-2013) is staying on after his foundation year at Urdang Academy of Dance
Tom Dickerson (2007-2014)
Tom Dickerson (2007-2014) completed his foundation year at Arts Educational School and has been invited to stay on. Also offered a place at Mountview Musical Theatre School.
Leo Patsalides (1997-99)
Leo Patsalides (1997-99) performed the Grieg Piano Concerto at TBSHS in 1998, aged 17, with the Amici Orchestra at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, conducted by Mr McConnell (formerly Head of Music, then a member of English staff) the Amici Orchestra, led by Stuart Middleton (4-time winner of the music prize).
Leo pursued a career as a professional musician, and is now a conductor and Artistic Director of the Amati Orchestra (www.amatiorchestra.com). Almost 20 years after performing the Grieg at TBSHS, he conducted it for the first time last month (March 2016) with soloist Mariko Brown. Professionally filmed highlights of the performance are now published. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_m1762cbfs
Joe Kitchen, (2005-2012)
Joe Kitchen, (2005-2012), former student and TBSHS Quiz Captain, who has just finished his undergraduate degree at Christ’s College, Cambridge appeared on University Challenge in September.
Sam Winter (2000-2007)
Former Student Sam Winter makes International Rugby Debut
Sam Winter (TBSHS 2000-2007) has become the latest formerTBSHS pupil to put on an England Rugby Jersey.
Sam started two matches for England Counties against Romania in their recent sucessful tour to Romaina.
Steve Bugeja (2001-2008)
Steve Bugeja (TBSHS 2001-2008), winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award in December 2013, is previewing his forthcomming Edinburgh Fringe Stand-Up show in Bishop’s Stortford this week. Steve was featured by the local Observer newpaper last week http://m.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/Stortford-States-stand/story-26715582-detail/story.html describing how he went from TBSHS, to America, to Stand-Up.
Break a leg Steve!
Jack Willgoss (1998-2003)
The school were delighted to hear that former pupil Jack Willgoss (TBSHS 1998-2003) has this week won a Silver Gilt Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
He left TBSHS to go study at RHS Wisley Gardens, and he was on BBC2 on 19th May showing his violas.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05wf314/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2015-episode-6 – Starts at 25 mins
There are four grades of award; Gold, Silver and Bronze – so he did well. Congratulations!
Greg James (1997-2004)
Former Pupil, Greg James (TBSHS 1997-2004) interviewed Mr Etheridge and Mr Hows on Radio 1 on the 11th May 2015, as part of the theme ‘People who Inspired me’.