Our torchbearers: Alumnae

Together with the Girls’ Day School Trust, our network of over 70,000 alumnae spans more than 100 countries around the world – a fantastic resource for pupils and former pupils to connect with like-minded women and to make useful links and contacts.

Notable South Hampstead alumnae include prize-winning authors, cutting-edge scientists, passionate campaigners, legendary broadcasters, successful businesswomen, and distinguished lawyers.

Anyone who taught at or attended South Hampstead can receive our annual alumnae magazine Resplendens. We also send an E-Newsletter each term with links to archive material, photos from past events and information for our community. If you would like to be added to the circulation lists for the magazine or E-Newsletter, please update your details via the GDST website or contact us at

We also have a wonderful archive site where you can find old photographs, digitised school magazines and documents relating to our history. We are keen to continue to add content to this site so please do share any South Hampstead history you have with us. Visit our archive site here.

Last year, more than 300 alumnae visited South Hampstead High School to give advice about university applications and courses; to deliver inspiring careers talks; to speak at prize givings and assemblies; to attend reunions; or simply to reconnect with their old school and friends. Listed below are events and if you are interested in taking part in any of these, please get in touch.

The Annual Alumnae Reunion Lunch – Sunday, 9th May 2021: Our annual reunion lunch is open to all former staff and alumnae. In 2021 we will focus on inviting alumnae from the classes of 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011, however everyone is welcome to put together a table for the event.  View the report and pictures from the 2020 lunch here.

The 1 year Reunion:  Held in early September, this is an opportunity for young leavers to meet up and share their experience since leaving South Hampstead.

The 5 year Reunion: Held in October, we welcome back alumnae who left the school 5 years ago. View the report and pictures from this year’s event here.

Networking and Career Events: We offer a whole range of career and networking events in conjunction with the GDST. To view the current programme visit Networking Events.

The Cultural Network: Over the course of the year we offer many interesting and exclusive cultural outings and tours for our alumnae and staff. To find out more visit our Alumnae Events page.