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Where are they now?

We love to keep in touch with our former students. It is always really interesting to hear what they have been up to since leaving Westfield. From doctors to marine biologists to designers - we have many successful alumni who were once at Westfield.

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Simon Rendall, Marketing Director of Harvard Business School



 Simon Rendall left Westfield Academy in 1983 and is now Marketing Director at the world-famous Harvard Business School in the US.

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Steve Cotton, award-winning Sports Journalist


Steve Cotton was guest speaker at our recent Yr 9/10 Celebration Evening. Steve came to Westfield before leaving in 1998 to join the Western Gazette, while studying for his A-Levels at Yeovil College.

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 Christian Guy, Managing Director, Centre for Social Justice

Christian Guy

“I had a fantastic time at Westfield and enjoyed being there. It was a privilege to visit again recently to meet students and see some of my old teachers. I began to develop an interest in current affairs when I was still at school, when it became clear that there was a bigger world out there. I studied Politics and International Relations at University and while there got some hands on experience working for Jane Griffiths, a Labour MP."

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Nada Omran, Doctor

Nada Omran

“Fond memories and an excellent start is what Westfield gave me and I hope I have made them proud. My schooling was enlightening, entertaining, encouraging, and never, not even in my "not bovvered" teenage times, an enormous drag."

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Luke Manning, Director, Pencil Studio design agency

Luke Manning

“I remember my first day, feeling extremely nervous. I’d come from a quiet, small, rural primary school, so the jump to a big comprehensive was daunting. I remember all of the teachers being extremely welcoming, and in no time I felt at home."

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Tara Mallett, Radio Producer

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Tara left Westfield in 2004, after moving to Yeovil when she was 13. She now lives in South Africa and has had a varied career, working in press and PR, as a sports agent and most recently as a radio producer.

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Gareth Mottram, Direct Sales Manager, Paramo


Gareth Mottram

Gareth is currently the Direct Sales manager of British outdoor clothing manufacturer Páramo. He left Westfield in 1995 and went on to study Geography at University, gaining a PhD for his work using satellites to investigate the spread and impact of wildfires in Canada and Russia.   

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