Alumni of Heworth Grange include:
A level Performing Arts
Jamie took part in many productions while he was at Heworth Grange such as Les Misérables, My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd. He went on to study acting at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire and has been a professional performer and director ever since. His work includes a huge range of productions from Shakespeare (including the National Tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet) to Scooby Doo (he was Scooby). He has also worked extensively in the North East recently and has played major roles in shows such as The Machine Gunners, Haddaway Harry, When the Boat Comes In and Geordie the Musical.
Performance Studies, Media Studies and English Language.
“These courses inspired me to follow a career path in the creative industry and appreciate all the elements that form film, theatre, music and writing. While working on these courses. I also attended the Youth/Community Theatre productions to develop my acting skills. My time here taught me the discipline to work in a professional working environment and prepared me more than I thought in my university days. When I left Heworth, I continued to study theatre at Newcastle College; Acting and Performance Practice BA. Being fortunate to write, direct and perform in multiple performances including Northern Stages “A Christmas Carol” in 2018. After graduating I then went on to study Theatre and Performance MA at Northumbria University. I’m currently developing a theatre company called “Electric Notes”, aiming to pass on what I learnt to the next generation of theatre makers and hopefully produce the rich quality the school has always provided towards their audience. Personally, the theatre environment at Heworth changed my perspective in the arts and even my life as a whole. It made me appreciate not only the acting but the importance of stage crew, technicians, directors, musicians and choreographers. It built a team that supported each other and made every production a joy to be a part of. It inspired me to do the things I was once scared of or didn't believe I could do. Out of all the productions and contacts I’ve worked with, Heworth theatre is without doubt the best experience you’ll have if your interests lie with the arts.”
Kevin Owens & Matthew Newman:
GCSE and A Level Media Studies
They are now Co-Directors of their own video production company, YourFilm. They make TV commercials and promo videos for big brands across the world. They have won awards for their productions at the Royal Television Awards
GCSE Music and BTEC Level 3 Music Technology
Works as a self-employed sound engineer. Has worked in local venues such as The Cluny and Riverside. He's also travelled around Europe doing on-stage monitoring for bands. More recently has been working at the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Gosforth.
GCSE Music and Music Technology at Level 2 and 3
Has played guitar for Callum Scott at the Metro Radio Arena. Now works at Wipe Out Music Publishing where seeks out advert, film and tv placements for a roster of music. He also works with producers and composers to create music for productions. Recently he has played bass guitar on a production music album.
Plays the cornet and trumpet. Toured the world as a musician in the Army, including playing for the queen. Since leaving the army he has worked as Band Director/Conductor for many brass bands around the country.
GCSE and A Level Textiles
Graduated with a First-Class Hons. Degree in Textiles from the University of Bath. Now has a successful interior design business of his own.
Studied Photography at Northumbria University. Now has her own business.
GCSE and A Level Textiles
Graduated with a First Class Hons. Degree in Fashion Marketing from Manchester University. Now has a management post for French Connection.
Ex-pupil Josh Scott has been awarded a Professional contract with Newcastle United Football Club. Josh did incredibly well at Heworth and obviously, his hard work and dedication have paid off.
Joshua Meeking left Heworth in 2018. For GCSE drama he worked with a small group to create an original devised piece called ‘Isolation’. The piece was performed as part of their exam in 2018 and ever since Josh has worked to develop the storyline into a book. Last year we found out Josh’s book was being published. We are all incredibly proud of how far Josh has come and his book is now available in bookshops, such as Waterstones, and on Amazon. It is available through Grosvenor House Publishing and so far, has outstanding reviews; 5 stars on Amazon.