Our Alumnae Community
Every NHEHS student automatically becomes part of the NHEHS alumnae community when they leave the Senior School. They also join the unrivalled worldwide GDST network of more than 70,000 alumnae who have benefited from a GDST education. This network enables alumnae to access exclusive events and career networking opportunities, one-to-one and app-based mentoring, self-development and social events. The network offers a professional community unlike any other.
A thriving, growing network
4,300 NHEHS Alumnae
76 NHEHS Alumnae contributed to cross-curricular activities in 2022 – 2023
70,000 Members of the wider GDST network
Meet our Alumnae
Television and Radio Presenter (Class of 1993)
“Being offered a place at NHEHS was a big thing, especially as I thought it was an unattainable goal being such a notable school in the area. Growing and learning in that environment taught me confidence, assertiveness and challenged me positively – it became my safe haven. I will always be grateful to the staff and teachers who supported me in many ways to help me achieve more than I could have imagined for myself.”
Co-founded The Farm Group and BAFTA winner (Class of 1981)
“I clearly remember the feeling at NHEHS that girls could do anything. It was not explicit, we were just treated as people and there was no concept of subjects being ‘male’ or ‘female’. I was also imbued with a great love of literature and politics by teachers that I thought very, very highly of and I am still in regular touch with today.”
Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE
Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (Class of 1988)
“NHEHS gave me a very solid foundation – it made me feel I could achieve what I wanted to achieve if I worked hard and put my mind to it. I felt valued. Comparatively, it was quite a small school so everybody was familiar and that gave me a lot of confidence. I felt I had something to contribute and that’s been a massive influence. One of the most useful things I ever did at NHEHS was public speaking. The training stands me in good stead almost every day for formal presentations, public speeches, media interviews as well as meetings with senior politicians and civil servants.”
Dr Nirupa Murugaesu
Consultant Oncologist and Clinical Lead at Genomics England (Class of 1995)
“NHEHS instilled confidence and the desire to pursue my goals, to value our education and to develop a passion for learning, which has been invaluable over the years. I remember my school days fondly. It was a fun environment and there were truly inspirational teachers that were very supportive, very encouraging and gave us the confidence to achieve our goals through hard work and perseverance.”
(Class of 2018)
“NHEHS definitely taught me about female empowerment which has been crucial in my field. Aviation is a very male dominated industry and at times it can get overwhelming. NHEHS also taught me about perseverance and resilience when I didn’t even realise it. I remember being taught that you can’t be excellent at anything at the first try and, with hard work, you will eventually get better and better.”
Alumnae back at NHEHS
Old Girls’ Association
The Old Girls’ Association Committee is a voluntary committee, chaired by Zosia Thackray (Class of 1994), which works closely with NHEHS as part of our wider school community. The OGA Committee hosts the annual OGA Tea Party at NHEHS on a traditionally sunny afternoon in September and supports other alumnae events and school initiatives. If you would like to join the committee please contact our chair, Zosia Thackray.
Ensuring that talented and academically gifted girls from all backgrounds have access to education at Notting Hill & Ealing High School is integral to the school’s vision and ethos.
Our alumnae are considered to be life-long members of the NHEHS community and we hope you will find a way to support our 150th vision to increase bursaries.
We recognise there are many levels of giving but every donation can change a student’s future and that is why we are launching Everyone Makes a Difference Campaign – whether it is a legacy commitment, a one off donation or a regular gift, every pound you give will go towards a transformational bursary for a talented student.
Every year, many alumnae kindly give their time to support current pupils, for instance, by delivering inspirational talks, offering work experience and providing online mentoring to Sixth Formers. If you would like to help in any of these ways, please update your details on the online portal here to include ‘mentoring communications’ www.gdst.net/alumnae/portal and drop us an email email@example.com
OGA Reunion Tea Party
Saturday 16th September 2023 2-6pm
The highlight in the NHEHS OGA social calendar is always the annual Tea Party reunion. This year, the Tea Party will be bigger and better than ever as we will be celebrating the school’s 150th birthday! As always, there will be prosecco, a delicious cream tea, tours of the school and the alumnae vs. 6th Form netball match. This year we are delighted to announce that the Madrigal Choir will also be performing under the direction of Gordon Pullin, a spectacle not to be missed! We will also be hosting an auction, with a wonderful array of prizes, the proceeds of which will all go to the Bursary Appeal.
The particular reunion years for this tea party are the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 however alumnae from any year group are very welcome to join us as well as former (and current!) staff.
Tickets are £18. Former staff tickets are complimentary.
If you would like a complimentary staff ticket, have any dietary requirements or are interested in joining the netball match, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!