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Alumni Profiles

Jack ShephardJack Shephard was an avid sportsman during his time at DHFS in the early 2000s. He competed in the Dwarf World Championships at the age of seven, became Para-badminton World Champion at age 20, and now sets his sights on the 2020 Paralympic Games...

Hannah VaughanHannah Vaughan dreamed of being a pilot when she was a student with us in the mid 2000s, but her dream nearly became a nightmare. After multiple setbacks, she finally achieved her life goal and became a British Airways commercial pilot in 2015...

James CampbellAfter leaving DHFS in 2009, James Campbell became our first Grammy Award nominated student at the start of 2017. He's worked with artists such as The Wanted, Gary Barlow, and Mica Paris, and now tours with other A-listers as part of his freelance studio work...

Gary CahillFootball star, Gary Cahill, was a student at DHFS through the mid-to-late nineties. He is now a professional centre back, with over 50 caps, who plays for and captains both the Premier League club Chelsea, and the England national team...

Micola MinichelloNicola Minichiello (born Nicola Gautier) studied at DHFS during the early nineties, when she was better known for her shot put, javelin, and heptathlon skills. She went on to become the first British female bobsleigh driver to win a World Championship gold medal...

Rick AllenRichard John Cyril Allen attended DHFS during the mid 70s. He dropped out of school at 15 to play drums for the hard rock band Def Leppard, overcame the amputation of his left arm in his early 20s, and continues to play and tour with the band until this day...