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Orchard School Bristol


Every year we ask our Year 11 students to keep in contact with us when they leave and we are pleased that so many do.

We always enjoy hearing from former students about the career paths that they have taken, and their stories  can help to inspire our current students to start thinking about their own futures.

How will this help us and how might it support you?

We know that many of you will be excellent role models for future students at Orchard School and we would like to be able to ask you back so that they can meet you and share your stories with our students - this will look great on your CV!  It might help you because you will be part of a wider network of Orchard School leavers and you may be able to gain work experience as a result of networking.

If you would like to join our Alumni network, please email us at:


Former students - where are they now?

Over the past few years we have learned about some of the fantastic and meaningful careers some our former students have pursued. You can view our 'Former Students' gallery, here

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn is a track cyclist who represents Great Britain at international level. He has been signed by Olympic athlete Peter Mitchell and trains with Black Line track cycling team. Kevin left the school in 1996, and now returns to Orchard School Bristol to raise the aspirations of our students. 

Neil Douglas

Neil Douglas is an internationally renowned painter, who lives in Brisbane, Australia. His paintings are realist in style and are influenced by the deterioration of the urban working class landscape. His work is currently represented at the Albemarle Gallery in London

Carol Jones

Carol Jones has been a headteacher at two London secondary schools, as well as at a Pupil Referral Unit. She co-founded the Leading Women's Alliance, which empowers women into headship, and is now Leadership and Teacher Professionalism Specialist for the Association of School and College Leaders.