Mount pupils leave us ready to take on the world. Through our belief in women and our special ethos, they have an understanding of global issues and they develop an awareness of and a confidence, in their place in world.
Women from The Mount have gone on to achieve great success in a diverse variety of fields; Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Business entrepreneurs, Broadcasters, Authors, Astrophysicists, Actresses and Teachers, to name but a few.
We highly value our connection with our former students and delight in welcoming them back to the School and hearing all about their studies, careers and lives. Alumnae frequently visit The Mount to share their experiences with our pupils as well as reflecting on their time at the school. Read more from our Alumnae below and discover how they feel a Mount School education has helped shape their lives, careers and success.
Victoria recently began work as a Global Operations Graduate Associate at AstraZeneca.
“The all-girl environment at The Mount, was the perfect setting for me. There was so much support and encouragement. Just because I’d hit a hurdle, didn’t mean I was down and out. This developed in me a positive, resilient attitude.”
Bryony (2005-11) studied Linguistics at Homerton College, Cambridge, graduating in 2016 with double-starred first class honours.
“The Mount’s Quaker ethos has been hugely important to me, in particular: “Live adventurously”. It spurs me on to live the fullest life I can – travelling as much as possible, meeting as many people as I can, and always taking the more daunting option when faced with a choice.”
Yasmin works as a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery who has combined her career and academic studies with extensive travel and living adventurously.
“I genuinely loved my time at The Mount. It was an important place for all my friends. That’s where we kind of figured things out for ourselves and it was safe to do so. And we made friends for life.”
Siima Sabiti, Class of 1999
Siima (1993-99) is an acclaimed media personality, voice over artist, radio presenter and podcast host in Uganda. She is a former Head Girl and Lydia Rous Award recipient.
“At The Mount I learned that I could be a leader. Being conscientious, empathetic, and taking the time to understand the people I work with, I believe, has led to several positions in my career that have propelled me further.”
Verity is a professor of Classics and History of Art at Cornell University in the USA, where she currently chairs the Department of Classics and also curates the university’s plaster cast collection.
“I feel so fortunate to have experienced the intellectual generosity, kindness, and warmth of these remarkable women. As teachers, scholars, and mentors, they continue to inspire me every day.”
Mount Old Scholars include:
- Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, astrophysicist
- Kate Bellingham BBC technology presenter and engineer
- Laura Busson, BBC Radio 2 Commissioning Executive and former Radio 1 Producer
- Dame A. S. Byatt, author
- Dame Judi Dench, actress
- Dame Margaret Drabble, author
- Audrey Evans, paediatric oncologist, co-founder of Ronald MacDonald House
- Professor Ruth Finnegan, social anthropologist
- Jean Henderson, lawyer and Liberal Party politician
- Rachel Howard, contemporary artist
- Noni Jabavu, South African writer and journalist
- Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman, former Conservative MP
- Cathy Killick, BBC Look North Reporter
- Bryony Mathew, diplomat, author and neuroscientist
- Anna Southall, Director of the National Museum Wales
- Cheryl Taylor, controller of CBBC
- Elfrida Vipont, children’s author and winner of the Carnegie Medal (1951)