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Life Beyond Conifers – Old Coniferians Alumni

Starting an educational journey at Conifers Prep School enables pupils to develop in a variety of areas; past Conifers pupils have gone on to flourish in careers ranging from authors, writers and actors to professional sportsmen and women, professors, architects and medical professionals, to music artists, television presenters and singers. Our Old Coniferians alumni have happy, fond memories of their childhood at Conifers. Some have spoken to us about these memories and what Conifers meant to them.

At Conifers, we would like to connect with as many former pupils as possible so that we can share in their successes and they can share in ours. We have built a vibrant alumni community where you can find out what our fantastic former pupils have gone on to achieve, hold events and inspire our existing pupils. We would like to invite our alumni to pass on their experiences to our current pupils in order to show them what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

There are many ways to keep in touch and ensure your details are up-to-date.  You can register by email to alumni@conifersschool.com or send in updates by post to Dan Jeram at the address below.

Notable Alumni

Griffith Rhys Jones

Griffith Rhys Jones OBE (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith. Born on 16 November 1953 in Cardiff, the son of Gwynneth Margaret and Elwyn Rhys Jones, a medical doctor. His family moved due to his father’s occupation to West Sussex when Rhys Jones was six months old. Rhys Jones attended Conifers Primary School in Midhurst, West Sussex, junior school in Epping, Essex, and Brentwood School, also in Essex.

Rhys Jones came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones.

After a short spell working as a petrol pump attendant, Rhys Jones gained a gap year job on the P&O ship Uganda, working for a company organising school trips.

Rhys Jones initially read History, later changing to English, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating with a 2:1.

Jodi Kidd

Jodie Elizabeth Kidd (born 25 September 1978 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English fashion model, racing driver, and television personality.

Kidd was born in 1978 and is the daughter of the businessman and former showjumper Johnny Kidd. She is the granddaughter of The Honourable Janet Gladys Aitken. One of Kidd’s maternal great-grandfathers was the Canadian press baron Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook. Kidd’s mother, Wendy Madeleine Kidd, is one of the three daughters of Sir John Rowland Hodge, 2nd Baronet, and runs the Holders Festival on Barbados. Kidd’s aunt is the model Vicki Hodge.

Jodie was a showjumper as a child and attended St Michael’s School, Burton Park, Petworth, West Sussex. Kidd has two siblings. Her elder sister, Jemma Kidd (born 1974), married Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, son of the current Duke of Wellington, in June 2005.