Garden House old girl in World of Interiors

Georgia Kemball attended Garden House from 1993 to 2000.  

Georgia attained her Art degree in Brighton, followed by an MA at the Royal College of Art. At the RCA, Georgia moved from her initial focus in Visual Communications to Textiles.

We hope Garden House, with original art work hanging on every wall, helped spark her artistic inclination! However Georgia’s burgeoning career must be credited to her talent and hard work.  

Garden House old girl Dasha Lee wins Gold Medal in Fencing

Dasha Lee left Garden House in 2013 and is now at Loretto School in Dublin.  However, she has not left her Garden House roots behind. Dasha continues to enjoy enormous success in her fencing career. She is now on the national fencing squad, and recently won a gold medal in a fencing competition in Germany.  Well done Dasha!

Garden House old girl Saba Douglas Hamilton

Saba Douglas Hamilton is a conservationist and naturalist and television presenter.  She is Director of the Elephant Watch Camp in Kenya’s Samburu National Park.  Saba comes from a family closely linked to wildlife and to Kenya; her father is the zoologist Iain Douglas Hamilton and her mother’s family have lived in Kenya since the 1920s.  Indeed Saba was brought up in Kenya for the first seven years of her life as her father worked there; returning to England and attending Garden House School.

Saba and her family, her husband Frank Pope, also a conservationist and their family of young children are the subject of a charming and informative series on BBC 2 called The Wild Life.  All eight episodes are available on BBC IPlayer.  The series follow Saba and her family as they relocate to Samburu in Kenya and care for and protect the elephant population.

The producer of the series wrote the following: "It has been a privilege to watch the adventure unfold. This is a wonderful programme about the most noble of animals and the most noble of people who work tirelessly to protect them.”

Garden House old girl Tasha Percy has written the official Rugby World Cup children’s activity book

Tasha Percy (1992-1999) now works at the children’s publishing house called Carlton Kids. Tasha has written the official Rugby World Cup children’s activity book which can be bought on Amazon. 

As excitement builds in the run-up to the world's biggest-ever rugby tournament, young fans will love getting creative with this fun-packed official book that includes over 100 reusable stickers.

It's bursting with Rugby World Cup-themed puzzles, games, doodles, on-the-page activities, amazing rugby facts, and stickers - all featuring star players from around the globe.

This action-packed and colourful book is the perfect gift for any young rugby fan.

Too view the book on Amazon click on this link

Garden House old girls Lara Wigan and Camilla Farrell in the Aegon Senior Students’ National Tennis Finals

Two former Garden House School girls, Lara Wigan (Y12) (GHS leaver 2009) and Camilla Farrell (Y11) (GHS leaver 2010) represented Downe House School in the Aegon Senior Students’ National Tennis Finals last weekend.  As part of the Downe House first team, Lara and Camilla helped the team to be ranked third in the UK in this prestigious tennis championship. I/C Tennis and PE Teacher Tim Allen said “The girls performed amazingly and my colleagues Mr Goodall, Miss Gane and I couldn’t possibly put into words how proud we are of them.

They played in an environment none of them had previously experienced and to be ranked third in the country is quite an achievement.”

Garden House old girls and sisters establish a Charitable Art Competition

A fundraiser conceived by sisters has received the backing of a government minister and high-profile names in the art world. Isabella and Natasha Tagliaferri, from St Paul's School and formally pupils of Garden House have established the UpStArt project after teaming up with the Anne Frank Trust. It will see art work created by Sixth form students from around London entered into a competition, exhibited and auctioned off with proceeds split between the charity and artists. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has sung the praises of UpStArt, while some of the UK's leading art aficionados have thrown their support behind the initiative. 

Isabella, 16, and Natasha, 14 came up with the idea after viewing the numerous works of A-level art produced by students at their school. They were impressed with what they saw and felt it deserved to be viewed and admired beyond the classroom. 

This initiative offers young artists valuable exposure to some of the industry's biggest names, with judges including curators from the Saatchi and Whitechapel Art Galleries and representatives of the Fine Art Society and Affordable Art Fair. 

The Anne Frank Trust uses schoolchildren as ambassadors to combat prejudice and discrimination among all ethnic and social groups.