Sir Thomas Picton School - Alumni

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James Iles - left 2007

Attended Bath Spa University where he studied Commercial Music and gained a 2:1. Has performed at many prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Millenium Centre. Was a drummer in Schabn who toured Britain and released the album 'Gigantic Romantic'. Still performs with the drumming group 'Homemade'.

Jonathan Oliver - 2002

Jonathan left Sir Thomas Picton in 2002. After leaving STP he went to RWCMD Cardiff for 3 years. He is currently working at The Duke of York Theatre in the West End on a play starring Catherine Tate and Fancesca Annis. A link to his CV at will show his impressive work to date in the field of musical theatre.

Helen Louwrens - 1996

Helen left Sir Thomas Picton in 1996. Following graduation from the University of Bath with a 2:1 in Economics and Statistics, Helen has worked as an analyst for Sainsbury's, spent 8 months travelling and now works as Head of Solutions for Dunnhumby, a marketing consultancy firm credited with the success of the hugely successful Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Simon Lewis - 1995

Simon Lewis left Sir Thomas Picton School in July 2005. Having sat his GCSE's and A-Levels at the school he went on to pursue a career in music performance, choosing to study towards a Bachelor in Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. During his time studying in Cardiff he performed with many high calibre ensembles, including the Welsh Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru and the Welsh National Opera. Simon graduated from Cardiff with a BMus (Hons) in July 2009. He has stayed in Higher Education, and is now studying towards a Masters in Orchestral Performance in the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste (ZHdK) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kyle Patterson - 1997

Kyle Patterson left Sir Thomas Picton School in 1997. He is a freelance cellist and teacher. Graduated from RWCMD Cardiff with 1st Class BMus 2010. Kyle has played with the Welsh National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. He has taught for PCC since 2003. Kyle is is a member of Hillman Quartet - resident in Corsham.


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