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Smithdon High School

Alumni

Smithdon High School Alumni

Smithdon High School opened in 1954. We want to hear from former students and would love to know what you have done since leaving Smithdon High School.

We are planning to build up a webpage giving details of the achievements of our former students. Please contact us through our alumni email: alumni@smithdonhigh.org.uk.

It would be fantastic if you are also able to forward this request to other people in your family who attended Smithdon or other people who you were at school with to share their experiences.

Please send us:

  • A Picture
  • Year of leaving
  • Brief details of your memories of school
  • What jobs you have done since leaving school
  • A message for current students

We will regularly feature former students on this page: look out for your friends and family!

We look forward to hearing from you,

Mr Chapman and Ms Bazeley-Smith


Featured Student

Jade Jenkins 

(Year of leaving: 2007)

Memories:
My memories of school are not always the best to be honest. I did not like school much, this this was not a reflection on the school or the teachers as honestly, they were the best. My issue with school was the fact that I never thought I was ‘brainy’ enough for it. It is only now in adulthood I realise that being ‘brainy’ has nothing to do with it. If you are focused, determined and passionate about what you want to do in life then that is all you need.

Since Leaving:
Since leaving Smithdon High School I attended the College of West Anglia where I completed Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ in Beauty Therapy which I enjoyed thoroughly. At the age of 24, I decided that I wanted to be a Nurse.  I returned to college and completed a one-year Access to Science and Nursing course which enabled me to successfully apply to University.  I completed a three-year degree at UEA in Adult Nursing and graduated in 2016.

Today I work as a Junior Nursing Sister in the Operating Theatre Department and some days honestly, I cannot believe I am being paid to do the job, it is true what they say, ‘If you find a job that you love then you will never have to work a day in your life’

Message to Current Students:  
School and education, it is not for everyone. Some students excel and pass with flying colours whilst some may not always get the grades that they wish for. Do not let that discourage you.  I did not go to university until I was 25 years old and even then, there were students on my course older than me. So, guys... it is never ever too late! And I cannot stress that enough. All the best for the future wherever your path may take you.