Women of the future

Putney High School is just the beginning, it is our alumnae that tell the full story.

From the moment you become a pupil at Putney, you join an extensive and inspiring group of women who have embarked on their adult lives with spirit and the will to succeed, on a myriad of different paths.

There are so many we could mention, but here are just a few of their stories…

On a Mission to Reduce the World’s Plastic Use

Rebecca Faber (class of 1999) is at the forefront of a global mission to reduce the world’s plastic use.

The embodiment of a GDST girl, Rebecca combines her day job with volunteering for The Flipflopi Expedition. Backed by the UN, the expedition saw ten tonnes of plastic waste and 30,000 repurposed flipflops form the world’s very first 100% recycled plastic dhow which completed a ground-breaking sailing expedition from Lamu, Kenya to Zanzibar, Tanzania in 2019.

This pioneering research and development project also aims to inspire communities to find their own creative ways to give used plastics a valuable second life.

Read her story here

Celebrating the Environment, Lucy Silver and Rosie Chomet

Alumnae Lucy Silver and Rosie Chomet (both class of 2012) have collaborated to create a children’s book together for CPRE (the countryside charity), to celebrate starry night skies and raise awareness of light pollution.

The storybook ‘Gem and I’, written by Lucy and illustrated by Rosie, follows the journey of a very sparky (and very Putney!) young girl who inspires her community to help take care of the environment.

Stay Connected

We value our alumnae community hugely and hope that, whatever you are doing now, you will enjoy being part of our alumnae network, staying in touch friends, telling us your news, and above all, remaining a part of the ongoing life of our school.

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Inspiring the Next Generation

Careers advice, news and more from our alumnae.
Monthly Motivation Articles

Each month we post an article that celebrates the accomplishments of an alumna after leaving Putney. Sharing their advice and experiences with both pupils and staff, past and present.

This month: 

Senior Structural Engineer, Emma Cowie (class of 2010)

Previous Monthly Motivation Articles

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The benefits of a girls-only education are particularly apparent when entering the workplace. Putney alumnae are fearless and feisty, don't even consider that anything should hold them back, or that any career would be beyond them.

Suzie Longstaff, Current Headmistress
In an interview with Angels & Urchins Magazine, Spring 2019

Alumnae Events

Reunions and events are a great way to keep in touch with old friends. Find out what has been happening at Putney High School and what is coming up...

The History of Putney High School Alumnae

We have been educating girls since we first opened our doors as East Putney High School on 19 September 1893.

Both society and the school have come a long way since we welcomed those first 54 fearless young women, but our aims remain unchanged: to educate, to inspire and to prepare pupils from a range of backgrounds to find their passions, achieve their ambitions and to prepare them for a future filled with opportunity.

Our History

Alumnae Timeline

This timeline shows the history of the school, as well some highlights from our photo archive and the names of some of our notable alumnae.

Please note that the date in brackets next to an alumna’s name denotes their ‘class of’ (the year they and their classmates would have complete their A Levels/Year 13/Upper Sixth). For example, Ursula Owen (1955) is in the class of 1955.

If you would like to submit any photos to the school’s archive, please let us know by emailing alumnae@put.gdst.net  you may even find it features on our timeline!

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