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Cotham School


 Cotham School has a fabulous alumni network but we’d like to add to it! 

As a school, we want to reconnect with our former students so that we can keep in touch and let you know about volunteering opportunities that will benefit our current students. We want to show them the variety of pathways available to them after leaving Cotham School and who better to showcase this information, than you!

We’re working with education charity @FutureFirstOrg and all you need to do to get involved is sign up here:

If you have any questions please contact our Alumni Programme Manager at Future First:

Lesley Hill

    Lesley Hill

    Head of EMI & Central TV

    Class of 1952





    Most Interesting Job?

    As MD of EMI Records, I signed The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney and fired the Sex Pistols. As Chairman and CE of Central Television Plc,winning the ITV Broadcasting Licence in 1991 for £2000. The City said it was worth forty million!

    What advice would you give your 15 year old self?

    My advice to my 15 year old self (I left Cotham at 15) would be to never give up; work harder than anyone else around you;go 'the extra mile'; be optimistic; read and learn from others.