Thomas Mills High School is proud to have a number of famous alumni, many of whom have excelled in various professions within the arts and entertainment industries.

Ed Sheeran is probably one of our most famous former pupils, studying here and performing his own new songs as well as featuring in a number of school productions before carving out a career as one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Ed has helped the school enormously since finding fame and has popped back on occasion to hold a music masterclass.

Ed’s older brother Matt has also found a career in music after studying at Thomas Mills. He is now an award-winning composer specialising in music for film and television.

Jesse Quin from the band Keane, jazz singer Polly Gibbons, soul singer Alice Russell and singer-songwriter Tom McRae are all former Thomas Mills students. Beatrice Nicholas is a classical pianist, composer and arranger who has performed in major venues around the world.

Talented artist Jelly Green attended the school for seven years, Zak Walters studied photography and now tours with many chart-topping artists as their official photographer. Award-winning actress Naomi Watts studied at Thomas Mills briefly in the 1970’s before going on to appear in dozens of film and TV roles.

Joining Thomas Mills High School & Sixth Form – September 2025

You would be most welcome to attend our Open Mornings (30th September – 4th October 2024) and Open Evening, which takes place on Thursday 3rd October 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Click the letter link for more information.

Open Day Letter to Parents