We’re always pleased to hear what our past students are doing since leaving WHS and are very proud of the diverse career pathways they’ve followed.

Here are just a few examples of some of our alumni. We’re hoping to feature more stories from a whole range of career choices to help inspire and encourage our current students. So, if you attended WHS as a student (or staff member), please complete this form so we can keep in touch.

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Some WHS Alumni

Laura Jones left WHS in 2010 and is now a Doctor and Senior Clinical Fellow in Acute Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. Laura graduated from Newcastle University Medical School and has a postgraduate certificate in Medical Education. She’s worked at the Cumberland Infirmary in intensive Care and Anaesthetics; The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in A&E and Acute Medicine; and the South Tyneside Hospital where she was a Clinical Teaching Fellow for Medical Students in addition to various medical jobs.

Laura appeared in our school brochure in 2007:

We have some Olympic athletes who competed in the recent Tokyo Olympics amongst our alumni too:

Anna Nicholson is a Paralympian shot putter as well as being an engineer at Nissan’s Sunderland car plant. Anna holds a Masters degree in chemical engineering and joined Nissan in 2017 as an engineering graduate. Anna Nicholson | ParalympicsGB

(photo courtesy of Evening Chronicle)

Lauren Smith competes on the world circuit in both the women’s doubles and mixed doubles badminton.  She has a string of medals including 2019 European Games titles and a silver medal from the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Lauren Smith | Badminton England

Nick Miller studied at Oklahoma State University before moving on to his career in pro sport hammer throwing. He was the gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Nick Miller | British Athletics

Nick Miller competing in Beijing 2016:
Nick Miller Beijing 16


Levi Mulholland left WHS in 2020 following A Levels and is the bass player in the up-and-coming Carlisle band “Glass Gardens”. They recently released their Debut Single “Flower Queen”.

Levi is pictured top left: