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We Care to Challenge

The School has been awarded this certificate in recognition of our participation in National Citizen Service this year. There were 32 students involved in 2018, way above the county average.


Destination of Leavers 





Sixth Form College/School





FE College





Other Education incl. Traineeship





Non-Employment Training (FT)





Emp (FT) incl Apprenticeship





Participating total





EET (no RPA) inc. PT Emp





NEET* - Available





NEET* - Not Available





Not Participating Total
















*Not in Education, Employment, Training

Former Wavell Students News

We are always delighted to hear form our former students and to share their successes. Why not Contact us with your news.

October 2018

Following an A* in his Art GCSE here at Wavell, Kaylum Robinson (2016 Leaver) has since gone on to achieve an A* in Graphics A level and has started an Art Diploma at UCA in Farnham this September. He recently completed this wonderful piece as part of the Fine Art module. Stunning!

September 2018

Steph Weller (2010 leaver) has made the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List 2018 which is due to be published later this month. The power list names the top 100 most influential people in the UK with a disability or impairment. Previous names in the 2017 list include Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey and broadcaster Andrew Marr. This is the first major recognition Steph has had for her work. Congratulations from all at Wavell, it’s a massive achievement.

Ella Stokes (2014 leaver) has been announced as winner of a new scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire funded by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Congratulations Ella!

July 2018

Tazmin Porter (2016 Leaver) has secured a place at Central Saint Martin’s, a world-famous arts and design college in London, following a highly successful completion of her Fashion BTEC at College. We wish her the very best of luck!

Some photographs of her wonderful creations from the College Fashion Show....


June 2018

Ishita Jha (2013 Leaver) has graduated with First Class Honours in Economics along with a Dean's list award for her achievements. Huge congratulations Ishita!

August 2017

Heather Selley (2011 Leaver) graduated from Exeter University(Falmouth Campus) with a First Class Geography Honours Degree. She is now off to Aberystwyth for a Masters in Glaciers and Glaciation. Her mentor is trying to get her dissertation on Rock Glaciers in Patagonia actually published.

Luke Selley(2008 Leaver) qualified last year from Peninsular Medical School as a Doctor of Medicine Doctor of Surgery and has just completed his first Foundation year and is about to start his F2 year at Newcastle Hospital.  He is now working twelve hour plus shifts and can be covering up to six wards at a time when on call. 


July 2017

Former Student James Spray (2012 leaver and speaker at our 2017 Prize Giving), joined the Farnborough College of Technology to study Catering where he had the privilege of competing in a few national competitions. 

Catering StudentsHe walked away with a few gold medals along the way, as recorded in this FCoT publication in 2013 and one of which even landed him a cooking journey to Sri Lanka.

He is now working as the Private Chef for the Earl & Countess of Wessex. An amazing achievement and fantastic opportunity, we are very proud of you James!

Charlotte Pickett (2012 leaver), recently graduated with 2:1 Honours in Secondary Teaching from the University of South Wales. 

She has been appointed on a full time permanent teaching contract for a Design and Technology position at The Blandford School in Dorset starting in September. I am 'very excited to provide my students with the same amazing opportunities and care I received myself.'

Callum Jones (2016 leaver) is studying film studies at Farnborough Sixth Form College and has been using his skills taught to him by Mr Branch to good effect in the films he has been making as part of his course. One of his films was recently shortlisted for the Camberley International Film Festival, he didn't win but just to be shortlisted was a huge achievement as he made it to the top 20. Many of the films were from University students and graduates. His film tutor has submitted his film to the WJEC Film Festival run by the Exam Board too. He has a real passion for film and he has said that it is the skills that Mr Branch gave him that have enabled him to put his ideas into action. It also helps that he can act in his films too if needed! Thank you Mr Branch.

April 2017

Josh Sherrington (2014 Leaver) visited the School on 3rd April 2017 to share his journey to success as a GB Roller Hockey player and coach with our Year 7 & 8 students. We were delighted that he returned to share his enthusiasm and inspire our students. Thank you Josh!

January 2017
Matt Kouris
(2014 Leaver) is on contract to London Irish!

Good Luck with the training Matt.



Nov 2016

Eloise Robinson (2013 Leaver) is now in the final year of her BA (Hons) make-up and hair design degree at Southampton Solent University. 

She recently undertook work experience over summer and the University has written up an article about her on the Solent website:


Oct 2016

Ben Cayless (2012 leaver) is on a study year abroad at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, after completing the first two years of his maths degree at the University of Bath. He's having a fantastic time studying maths and exploring the amazing country. He'll be returning to Bath to finish his master's degree next summer.

July 2016

Congratulations to George Lamport (2013 Leaver) who has recently won the Haringey Cup, Europe's biggest amateur boxing title, on his senior debut.

See this article in the local press...


March 2016

Matt Kouris (2014 Leaver) has been called to represent under 18's England rugby v Scotland in Edinburgh this weekend.

In February Matt captained London Irish to win the Aviva under 18's National Premiership, unbeaten with a win against Gloucester Academy in the final.

Matt spoke the following weekend to an audience of about 400 supporters/club members and players at the Madjeski stadium in a suite after the first team match on a podium with Dec Danaher,Nick Kennedy and Paul Hodgson ,his coaches, all ex internationals.

Well done Matt- we are STILL very proud of you.

JudoSept 2015

2015 Leaver, Daniel Holt wins Gold at the Sainsbury's School Games. Congratulations Dan!

See this article in the local press....



2011 Leaver, Lucy Coleman speaking about her journey into Higher Education and life at Bath University on YouTube

 JRJuly 2015

We were delighted to have former student, James Rowland as our guest speaker at this year's Prize Giving. James is currently studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Read more about his operatic success...


July 2015

Mongol StoryThree former Wavell students are  taking on the Mongol Rally 2015 which begins on 19th July  in a classic mini and a Peugeot 106 in aid of Cool Earth, a charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. Mitchell Willmott, Matthew Barnes and Kane Ashwood, who all left the Wavell in 2010, along with a fourth team member, will be travelling 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia with no backup, no support and no set route. You can keep up-to-date with their adventure and sponsor them here via Facebook.

Nepal Photography ProjectJune 2015

Former student, Naomi Wonders, earns top grade for her photography project and makes the local news...



Sophie & Benjamin Payne are from a military family and after leaving Wavell in 2008 Sophie went on to Farnborough Sixth Form to do A levels and in 2009 Benjamin went on to Farnborough College of Technology where he followed a BTEC Course in Sports Science and Exercise.

SophieBenSophie has since graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Adult Nursing (BNurs (Hons))


Benjamin recently graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Physiotherapy (BSc (Hons))



They are both now in full-time employment.

CambridgeMarch 2015

We are excited to hear that two former students, Claire Gooding and Jools Pape have been offered places at Cambridge University. Claire at Robinson College Cambridge to study veterinary medicine and Jools to studyhuman, social and political sciences.

Claire is currently on a gap year and is preparing for 3 months in South America including 2 months working in an animal sanctuary in Bolivia.

Congratulations Claire and Jools! The Wavell wishes you both every success in your future studies.

Former Student


Former Student Tom Khalil,  2006 leaver. 

Tom joined Hampshire Constabulary as PCSO after college and was based at Aldershot Police Station and loved his work there within the Community, receiving a Bronze Award in 2012 from the Chief Constable, for Providing Excellent Service.

In the summer of 2014 he joined the Metropolitan Police and Passed Out as a Police Constable at Hendon Police College on the 13th March 2015.  

AwardNovember 2014

On 6th November 2014, Mr Panons and and Mr Fearn attended the Hampshire Schools Sport Awards in Winchester.

Having nominated Matthew Kouris (2014 Wavell Leaver) for an award, Mr Fearn was delighted to be asked to introduce him on stage as he was announced as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious ‘Outstanding Sportsperson Award’. Presenting Matt with his trophy was the 2011 winner who has since gone on to international stardom and was celebrating a Gold medal win in the Commonwealth Games for England in the summer. He is in good company!

Matt, now at Seaford College and still playing for London Irish and England U16’s Rugby Team, is hopeful of more success in the near future. He is a credit to the School and we are all very proud of him.

February 2014

We are delighted to have been informed that two of our past students have been offered places at Oxbridge this year;

Lucinda Rhodes (2012 Leaver)to study Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford

Jago Thornton (2012 Leaver) to study Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge

Congratulations Lucinda and Jago! The Wavell wishes you both success in your further studies.

December 2014
Rushmoor Arena Magazine

Former student, Jago Thornton(2012 Leaver), takes part in International Competition...

Rushmoor Arena

Summer 2013

Farnborough College of Technology publication - College ID

Former student, Aneekah Hussain(2011 Leaver), excels in Floristry...

 WordSkills Floristry Competition