Our torchbearers: Alumnae

Together with the Girls’ Day School Trust, our network of over 70,000 alumnae spans over 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-Newletter 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, over 160 alumnae visited South Hampstead High School to give advice about university applications and courses; to deliver inspiring careers talks; to speak at prizegivings and assemblies; to attend reunions; or simply to reconnect with their old school and friends. Listed below are forthcoming events. If you are an alumna and interested in taking part in any of these, please get in touch.

Sunday 8th March 2020 – ‘Come and Sing’: An alumnae choir will rehearse and perform in a day as we celebrate the opening of our new concert and performance hall.  Register your interest here.

Sunday 8th March 2020 – The Annual Reunion Lunch: Former staff, pupils and friends of South Hampstead are invited to join us at this annual event. This year we hope to have specific year group reunions for the classes of 1960, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1990,  2000 and 2010 but everyone is welcome including all our former staff. You can view the guest list (updated 13th January) here. Find out more and book your place here.

April 2020 – Bursary Consultancy Groups: If you received a Direct grant, Assisted place or bursary to attend South Hampstead or if you are passionate about education for all, come and join us for this informal consultancy as we discuss how to improve our bursary provision at the School. Contact to register you interest.