The Draytonians is the school's alumni community.As we approach our 90th anniversary in 2020, we are working to strengthen the association we enjoy with former students. A great school is often measured by the achievements of its alumni, and they serve as both inspiration and support for subsequent generations of Draytonians.

Membership of the Draytonian Society is completely free, and will help former students to maintain contact with the school and to keep in touch with fellow Draytonians. The Society will in turn help the School and its students by:

  • Offering professional and career guidance to students
  • Establishing links around the world
  • Contributing to the School's digital archive
  • Maintaining the standards and traditions you helped to build

We believe that both former Draytonians and the School's current students stand to gain enormously from a thriving Draytonian Society and invite former students to register by filling out the application form on the left.

The school's digital archive containing historical galleries and artifacts is available to view for signed up Draytonians. Each will have received a password to enter the archive. If you have any images, material or artifacts that you would like to donate to us then please get in touch by emailing

As part of the Draytonians' development, we are currently collating names of all of our former Head Boys and Girls. Many publications such as Phoenix magazines have been able to help us with this, but we are still missing a number of names. If you are able to remember who your senior prefects were, we would be very grateful if you could assist us out by taking a few moments to complete the form on the left. Remember, most senior prefects are in the last year of study, typically Sixth Form.

Former students of Drayton Manor include:

  • Steve McQueen (1983-88) Director - Turner Prize, Palme d’Or, BAFTA
  • Peter Crouch (1993-98) Footballer, selected for England in 2006 World Cup
  • Kamal Ahmed (1980-86) Economics Editor for the BBC
  • The Brand New Heavies Music Ensemble
  • Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi (1985-90) Comedienne
  • Vernon Coaker, Labour MP for Gedling
  • The Revd Professor Paul Fiddes, DD Theologian
  • Sir Michael Fox, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • Charles Palmer OBE, President of the International Judo Federation from1965–79
  • Rick Wakeman, Rock Musician.
  • Martin Hancock (1981-85) Actor, played 'Spider Nugent' in Coronation Street
  • Stephen Kinnock (1982-88) son of Neil Kinnock and husband of Danish PM
  • Holly Earl (2003-10) Actress, played 'Nita Clements' in Casualty
  • Jai Patel (2007-09) Rock Musician forThe Raven Age
  • Alan Mehdizadeh (1994-99) Actor, played 'Big Davey' in Billy Elliot, and 'Don' in Kinky Boots - both West-End productions 

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