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…

Learning in Lockdown

Since establishing her catering company in 2016, alumna Ali Pumfrey (class of 2010) has been offering food services and creating tailor-made events for London and beyond.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ali quickly had to re-think how she engaged with her clients. Referring to lockdown as ‘a learning curve’, Ali optimistically embraced the challenge of needing to both adapt and be inventive with new ideas and revenue streams for her business.

Click on the article to find out how.


Click here to read more about Ali's company

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Alumna Rachel Prince (née Jones), class of 2002, always wanted to run her own business.

After seeing an opportunity that excited her, Rachel decided to leave her existing career and re-train as a Pre & Post Natal Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Her brand re|Born was created shortly after, but it also happened to be just before lockdown …


Read about Rachel's experience of being an entrepreneur in lockdown here

If there is one thing that Putney High has taught me is don’t just work hard, work smart. Sometimes you need to take a step back to see the bigger opportunity, create your vision and set manageable goals to achieve it.

Rachel Prince (née Jones)
Owner of re|Born

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: 

Fashion Designer, Lily Woodhouse (class of 2020)

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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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