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Over the centuries Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate has helped shape the minds of many prominent and interesting contemporary and past characters. Please click on the names listed below to learn more about some of our most notable Old Cholmeleians.

For a more comprehensive list of notable Cholmeleians throughout history, please click here.

  • Sir John Tavener (HG 1957) - Composer

  • John Rutter CBE (SG 1964) - Composer

  • Rev. John Venn (1846) - Inventor of the Venn Diagram

  • Sir John Betjeman CBE (1919) - Poet Laureate 1972-1984

  • T. S. Eliot (staff 1916) - Poet, Nobel Prize winner

  • Phil Tufnell (1979) - England Cricketer

  • Michael Mansfield QC (MG 1960) - Barrister

  • Freddie Highmore (EG 2010) - Actor, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Tom Hooper (QG 1990) - Director, The King's Speech

  • Hussein Chalayan MBE (SH 1987) - Award-Winning Fashion Designer

  • Alan Blumlein (1918) - Engineer and Inventor

  • General Sir Edward Pemberton Leach (1856) VC KCB KCVO

  • Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins - Poet

  • Philip Jordan QPM (MG 1974) - City Marshal of the City of London

  • Murray Walker - Motorsport Commentator

  • John Zarnecki - Professor of Space Science