Tom Barton (PPA 2004) co-founded Honest Burgers in 2010 after leaving university. The business started by selling homemade burgers and chips from a glorified tent at weddings and small festivals. In 2011 Honest opened its first restaurant in Brixton; they now have 42 sites around the UK. Tom launched Honest Farming 18 months ago, which aims to tackle the industry’s biggest sustainability challenge, beef, head on. Honest Farming is supporting regenerative agriculture while serving Honest customers the very best and tastiest burgers.
After leaving Prior Park College, Graham Paterson (PPA 2006) taught himself coding in his spare time and then went on to design the Deliveroo App. He also worked at Transferwise and used this experience to work as an adviser to a number of tech start-ups. Graham’s latest business venture, Jitty, is a search engine to help people find and buy their perfect home. Graham has recently moved back to Bath with his wife and young children. priorparkcollege.com
Royal High alumni
With A-levels in computer science, mathematics and English literature, alumna Freya Wills recently gained a First Class honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. Freya was sponsored through university by one of the Big Four accountancy firms, PwC, as part of their technology degree apprenticeship programmes. This involves completing a standard computer science degree alongside summer holiday placements and a year in industry. Freya is about to rejoin PwC within their Technology, Data and Analytics team in London where she will be involved in helping clients gain insights into their data, as well as introducing them to new technologies to improve the efficiency of their operations.
Following A-levels in maths, physics, geography and Design Technology, Hannah Brookes (RHSB 2016) gained a BSc in Architecture from Bath University and then gained experience with Harris Brookes as an Architectural Assistant and completed her RIBA Mentor Scheme apprenticeship with Yiangou Architects. Hannah now blends her design-based skill-set with her passion for the environment as a Certified Passivhaus Designer and Climate Reality Lead. royalhighbath.gdst.net
Six former Millfield students were called up to represent their countries in the 2023 Six Nations. Mako Vunipola (England), Josh Bayliss and Huw Jones (Scotland), Rhys Davies (Wales), Sam Harris (U20 England) and Eddie Erskine (U20 Scotland) were all on the team sheets. Sam Harris and Eddie Erskine in the class of 2021/22 helped Millfield Rugby win the prestigious St Joseph’s festival for a record seventh time in a row. They have both signed professional contracts with Bath Rugby.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rosie Smith joined Millfield Prep School as a sports scholar before transferring to take up a drama scholarship for Sixth Form. She left Millfield in 2018 to study at Rose Bruford College where she gained one of only 16 places to become an actor-musician. She released her debut single Talking with Your Hands highlighting domestic abuse and has recently performed at Glastonbury. Long jumper Jazmin Sawyers attended Millfield from 2010-12 and was a talented all-rounder, excelling in academics, sport and the arts. She placed fourth in the Commonwealth Games before jumping for gold and securing a new British indoor record at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. She has her sights set on Olympic gold. millfieldschool.com