Notable South Hampstead alumnae are supporting our project and the benefits it will bring to our pupils and community. If you would like to ‘Speak Out’ in support of our Waterlow Hall project then please contact development@shhs.gdst.net

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Jacky Klein

At South Hampstead I took all the opportunities I could to enjoy drama, music, singing and debating - and these activities form some of my happiest memories of life at school. The skills and experience I gained have informed everything I've done since, and it's fantastic that the arts are now being even more deeply embedded in the heart of the school for future pupils.

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Kate O’Connor

(SHHS 2005)

“During my time at South Hampstead, theatre felt like a place where we could have creative independence, whether in drama lessons, school plays, or the time when a group of us decided to put on our own production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Our teachers always encouraged us to take ownership of our own projects and were keen to teach us the styles of many different practitioners.”

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Susannah Self (SHHS 1975)

“South Hampstead gave me the opportunity to explore all aspects of the arts and the confidence to work outside of boundaries. My teachers gave me the feeling that I could achieve anything if I employed focus, discipline and hard work.”


Clio Gould

‘My time at South Hampstead taught me how to juggle lots of different interests alongside my academic life. These days, the ability to manage many different demands whilst still focusing on my musical career is an absolute necessity. I am delighted to be able to help the school to create even better opportunities for a truly broad education.’

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Kate Young (née Camiller) SHHS 1999

‘Being at South Hampstead, where I was a music scholar and played the piano, gave me the confidence to believe in myself and pursue my dreams. Music has always been a huge part of my life and that’s why I am delighted to support the Waterlow Hall campaign’

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Rebecca Bainbridge (SHHS 1999)

“I couldn’t image doing anything else. I love the escapism of theatre, not just for the audience but for the actors too. It is an incredible feeling to totally immerse and lose yourself in a role for a few hours.”

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Hannah Mulder(SHHS 1998)

“South Hampstead gave me the opportunity to discover what I loved doing and to value the creative work alongside the more academic work.”

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Gemma Rosefield (SHHS 1999)

‘Environment can have a huge impact on performance and aspiration. Music played a huge part in my life at South Hampstead and the proposed Waterlow Hall will be a truly inspiring venue. I am honoured to support the campaign for this project and help South Hampstead make this vision a reality’

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Daisy Lowe (SHHS 2006)

‘Music and art are my passions and fashion has always fascinated me. I am so lucky to work in an area where there is so much that links all three. South Hampstead was the foundation of those passions. I think the new Waterlow Hall will be a fabulous addition to the school and a real opportunity to build and showcase the pupils’ abilities in all these areas.’

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Helena Bonham Carter (SHHS 1984)

“As an actress, I have the opportunity to be everyone, to try on everyone’s shoes. It is a wonderful way to build an understanding of the world.”

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Joanna MacGregor
(SHHS 1978)

‘South Hampstead gave me the opportunity to be bold, and explore my creative interests in a supportive, knowledgeable environment. I had the gift of a free education, encouraging me to be academically ambitious, and introducing me to a world of ideas and possibilities.’

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Charlie Ely (SHHS 2007)

‘The performing arts are so important - creativity is so important - to personal and professional development, whatever career you choose.’

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Despina Tsatsas (SHHS 2000)

"Theatre at South Hampstead laid the groundwork for my career. Through the leadership of our drama, music and art teachers we learned vital lessons about the collaboration and joy of making something in a group, as well as experiencing first hand the impact of creative expression.

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Lilah Fear (SHHS 2017)

'I was well prepared for everything by my time at SHHS. I learned a lot about leadership as part of the Head Girl Team and loved my time as a Music Scholar. The music department at SHHS is truly inspirational and I know it and the whole school would benefit greatly from the Waterlow Project.'

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