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    Louis Walsh lol
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    Astom Merrygold from JLS went to a local school, i was friends with him before he moved to london like 4 yrs ago
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    (Original post by ellakrystina)
    My secondary school was named after local hero, Sir Harry Smith. I was told that he tried/did burn down the White House. I don't really know how true that is...

    There was also someone on Eastenders or something who came from the school. I have the feeling that he's in a wheelchair...


    whittlesey!!!!
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    Old Edwardians

    Notable alumni include:[citation needed]
    Richard Adams (Traidcraft) - Fair Trade pioneer
    Kate Ashfield - Actress [36]
    Prof Michael Beesley CBE, Professor of Economics at the London Business School from 1965–90 and Chairman of the Institute of Public Sector Management from 1983-7
    Peter Bennett, 1st Baron Bennett of Edgbaston OBE, Conservative MP for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1940–53 and President of the British Productivity Council from 1955-7
    Peter Bird, architect
    Simon Brew - Editor of Micro Mart magazine
    Tom Butler - Bishop of Southwark
    Prof Sir David Cannadine - Historian
    Michael Checkland - Former Director General of the BBC
    John Copley, opera director
    Noel Costain OBE, civil engineer, responsible for the building of the BMEWS at RAF Fylingdales, and President of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers (now the Nuclear Institute) from 1972-6
    Sir Guy Dain, Chairman of the BMA from 1942-8
    Keith Fielding - International Rugby Union and Rugby League Player [37]
    Geoffrey Filkin, Baron Filkin CBE, Chief Executive of Reading Borough Council from 1988–91 and former husband of Elizabeth Filkin
    Prof Keith Haley, Professor of Operational Research at the University of Birmingham from 1968–99 and President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies from 1983-6
    Charles Hare - Tennis player - Represented Great Britain in the 1937 Davis Cup
    Steve Harper - automotive designer
    Prof Roger Hood CBE, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford from 1996–2003 and President of the British Society of Criminology from 1986-9
    Prof Reginald Hopkins, Professor of Brewing and Applied Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham from 1931–56
    Ishmael Jilani - Entrepreneur of the Decade Award winner
    John Kenneally V.C. (born Leslie Robinson)
    Prof Michael Laughton, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London from 1977–2000
    Malcolm Levi, Group Chief Executive of Home Group since 1998
    Simon White - Manager of Bloc Party and Phoenix
    Prof Raymond Lyttleton, Professor of Theoretical Astronomy at the University of Cambridge from 1969–78
    Mazher Mahmood - The "Fake Sheikh" Journalist
    Richard Evans - Mandolinist and Folk Singer
    David Maloney - Former BBC television director and producer
    Ben McCarthy - BBC Journalist
    Dan Fox - England international hockey player and first class cricketer
    Simon Morgan - Former Leicester City F.C. and Fulham F.C. footballer [38]
    Mark Newman - BBC WM Producer
    David Parsons - England Cricket Coach
    Tom Parsons - International Sportsman [39][40]
    Paul Ready - actor
    Prof William Rose, Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of London from 1949–61
    Alex Smith - Won "The Wolfram 2,3 Turing Machine Research Prize" [41][42]
    Prof Peter Sommer, Professor at the LSE and expert on digital forensics
    Frederick Stratton OBE, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge from 1928–47, and President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1933-5
    Jeremy Williams - Actor [43]
    Adam Wishart - Award winning documentary maker and writer
    Ben Wright - BBC Political Correspondent
    Oscar Deutsch - Founder of Odeon cinemas
    Robert Gibbs - Guitarist of dance-punk band Suddenly, Phantoms!
    Andrew DeWhalley - Singer of dance-punk band Suddenly, Phantoms!
    Vincent Stent - IMB
    Steven Hutt - Founder of the Thom Yorke foundation
    John Patrick Kenneally - Won a Victoria Cross in Tunisia during World War II

    These are apparently the 'most notable' people who went to the King Edward Foundation schools in Birmingham...
    Source??? My school's wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Edward_VI_Five_Ways
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    David Beckham,
    James Alexandrou
    Jonathan Ive,
    Rebecca Jane,
    James Povey,
    Sir Peter Harding GCB,
    Chrissy Christo
    Harry Kane

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    me
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    Martin Kelly (Liverpool defender) was 2 years above me and I played with/against him a couple of times. He lives in the next street as well, still see him in the local shops every now and then buying a loaf of bread and what not. Quite surreal he's made it so big.
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    Andy Burnham as well.
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    Evelyn Waugh. Sir Peter Pears. Sir Tim Rice. Jan Morris. Tom Sharpe. Sir David Hare. Jamie Theakston. Tom Driberg. Sir Christopher Meyer. Loads of admirals, generals, bishops and ambassadors.
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    Def Leppard went to my school.
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    The keyboard guy from Snow Patrol.
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    Yep.... From wikipedia:


    Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, WWII fighter pilot
    Arthur Banks, WWII pilot awarded GC
    Sir Russell Bencraft, cricketer
    John Berger, art critic, novelist, painter, and author
    Nicholas Budgen, Conservative MP
    Sir Harold Burrough, British Admiral
    Sir Geoffrey Callender, naval historian
    Peter Carter-Ruck, lawyer
    Brian Cleeve, author and broadcaster
    Emilia Clarke, actress
    John Davies, businessman and cabinet minister
    Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, DSO, OBE and CBE, founder of de Havilland Aircraft Company.
    George Fenton, Oscar nominated film composer
    Anthony FitzClarence, 7th Earl of Munster
    James Forrester, England rugby union international
    Paul Gibb, England Test cricketer
    Guy Gibson VC, Dambusters hero,
    Robert Gittings CBE, poet and biographer
    Jon Goodridge, rugby player
    Kenneth Grahame, author
    Sir Tom Hopkinson, journalist
    Noel Baring Hudson, DSO, MC Anglican Bishop
    Sir David Lewis, Lord Mayor of the City of London
    James Lockyer, Canadian lawyer and social activist
    Rob Marris MP
    Norman Miscampbell, Conservative MP
    Georgia Moffett, actress
    Simon Nicholls, BBC comedy producer
    Lord (Laurence) Olivier, acclaimed award-winning Actor, Director and Producer
    Sir Anthony Derek Oulton, QC
    Hugh Padgham, record producer
    Sir Nicholas Pumfrey, judge
    Georgina Rylance, actress
    Lord (Michael) Sandberg, former CEO of HSBC Group
    Louis Strange, WW1 pilot[1]
    Jon Snow, Channel 4 newscaster
    Sir Brian Tovey, former Director of GCHQ
    Sir Stephen Tumin, judge
    William Wallace, Baron Wallace of Saltaire
    Adrian Warburton, DSO and Bar, DFC and Two Bars, highly decorated World War II British pilot
    Sir Francis James Wylie, first Warden of Rhodes House


    Probably should add Matty from Skins to that list.... he'd probably be considered more famous than any of the above among the teenage population.

    Also, we had the English rugby team "attend" (not in the sense implied in the title) our school a couple weeks ago - they were using our rugby pitches for training!!!
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    (Original post by Reagan Smash)
    The ginger one from atomic kitten. I'm gonna go ahead and say that none of you can top that.
    I used to love Atomic Kitten as an 11 year old. :ninja:

    I don't know if anyone famous went to my school because Wikipedia has nothing on it so I'm going to go ahead and say 'not yet.'
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    (Original post by Dorito)
    Andy Burnham as well.
    St Aelred's then?
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    Kieran Richardson.. the ex-Man United footballer lol! His shirt is in the schools office haha.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieran_Richardson
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    Stevie Winwood's children... how exciting! :K:
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    Keira Knightley and Camilla Kerslake
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    ooh and Georgia Jagger
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    Shola Ama, N-Dubz, Suggs
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    secondary school: Joe Brooks, Charlie Dimmock
    college- Ben Ainslie, Alexa Chung, Jack Dee, Lucy Pinder, Will Champion, Hugh Mitchell

    there are quite a few more but those are the most well known
 
 
 
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