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William Ellis School (London, UK)

William Ellis School Background:
  • William Ellis School is located in London, United Kingdom.
  • It is a secondary comprehensive school for boys in Highgate, London.
  • Now known as a specialist Language College.
  • School motto - 'Rather Use Than Fame'.
William Ellis School History & Origins
  • Founded by William Ellis, a public-spirited businessman who established the school in 1862 at Gospel Oak (known as Gospel Oak Schools).
  • The Gospel Oak Schools were reconstituted as a boys' secondary school in 1889.
  • His desire was that children to be taught "useful" subjects such as science, and be trained to develop sound reasoning skills.
William Ellis School Famous Alumni:
  • Andrew Sachs - Actor.
  • Bernard Jenkin - Member of Parliament.
  • Fred Titmus - England cricketer 1955-1975.
  • Hugh Cornwell - Singer-songwriter 'The Stranglers'.
  • Julien Temple - Film maker.
  • Len Deighton - Author & film maker.
  • Mark Bedford - Bass guitarist for Madness.
  • Michael Green - Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University.
  • Michael Waldman - TV producer, director.
  • Neil Turok - Professor of Mathematical Physics, Cambridge University.
  • Richard Causton - Composer.
  • Richard Thompson - Singer/songwriter & guitarist.
  • Sean Yazbeck - The Apprentice (US Season 5), winner.
  • Sir John Dellow - Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
  • Steffan Taylor - High Court Judge.
  • Tobias Abse -Lecturer in European History, Goldsmith's, University of London.
  • Toby Young - Author

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