After leaving Kingsmead Beth French went to Richard Huish College, but was unable to complete her studies due to ill health. Her life took a very different path, where she studied natural healthcare all over the world and even ordained as a Buddhist nun in Thailand. She then went on to discover a passion for ultra-endurance swimming and has not only swum to France, but is the first person ever to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly, among other swims and records.
From leaving Kingsmead in July 2015, Charlotte (in photo back row, in yellow on right) has been selected to play for the England U18 Ladies Football Team and has also played for the U21 England Colleges Team. Charlotte was in the England Team that drew 3-3 with Wales, has trained at Manchester City’s Eitihad campus and has been on tour to Portugal, where she played against Benfica and Porto. Whilst in Portugal she appeared on TV at the Benfica v Real Madrid game! Since leaving Richard Huish College Charlotte has travelled to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, on a goalkeeping football scholarship to play for Butler Grizzlies.
From studying science at Kingsmead to Richard Huish, followed by Warwick University where Penny achieved a Masters in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry. Her Doctorate was sponsored by Cancer Research UK to research drugs for Pancreatic Cancer and she is currently working at the Drug Discovery Unit in Dundee researching drugs to combat TB. She recently returned to Kingsmead to open the new Science Block.
Following his time at Kingsmead, Jack went to Richard Huish College and then to Sussex University to study International Relations. He spent his second year continuing to study for his degree as an exchange student in Korea University, Seoul. Whilst in Korea he volunteered with an organisation that helped to integrate young dissidents from North Korea.
Having returned to Brighton for his final year, Jack graduated in the summer of 2013, winning a prize for achieving the top first in his subject. Jack is currently living in Bristol where he is working with the Creative Youth Network, combining his love of performance art with his concern for disaffected and disadvantaged young people
From leaving Kingsmead Blake went on to study carpentry at Bridgwater College and become an award winning fine cabinet maker, winning the national Fine Cabinet Making (Skillsbuild) championships. He is working towards representing England in 2013 at the European championships, currently designing and producing contemporary furniture by hand in his workshop located in Somerset.
Chosen in 2012 to train high jump with the British Olympic squad in Birmingham, Evie is a 2010 Kingsmead leaver. In 2013 she jumped a personal best of 1.72m which gained her the Gold Medal in the Women’s Under 20 Championships in Bedford. She is now training hard in the hope of representing Team GB in Rio 2016.
After time at Kingsmead and Brymore, Josh trained at the Army Foundation College before joining his regiment 4th Battalion the Rifles.
In 2013 Josh was awarded as Britain’s most outstanding soldier at The Sun’s Military Awards. The Duchess of Cornwall is the Royal Colonel of 4 Rifles requested a personal meeting with Josh to congratulate him.