Wayne Barnes
Wayne BarnesRugby Union Referee and Barrister
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Monmouth School Sixth Form
University: University of East Anglia

Wayne is a barrister, partner and one of the founding members of Fulcrum Chambers, London where he leads the Sports Law team. Away from law, Wayne has refereed over 90 rugby union test matches.

“My English teacher, Mrs Davies inspired my route into law. She was a magistrate. We also had an impressive rugby team, coached by Ian Wilkins. I made friends for life during the rugby trips”.

Andy Lewis
Andy LewisEuropean, World and Paralympic Champion
Secondary School: The Dean Academy

Andy Lewis MBE is a multi-winning gold medallist in the triathlon. in 2014 Andy achieved a gold medal at the Madrid ITU World Para-triathlon Event. In 2016 Andy won his first European Championship gold medal at the European Championships, and in the same year he won gold at the 2016 ITU Para-Triathlon World Championship, he then went on to compete at the Paralympics in Rio.

“You get out of life what you put into it. When I was told after my accident that I wouldn’t be able to do certain things I was determined to prove people wrong. I realised that there was no magic wand for me and that it was down to me to change my life… If you believe in yourself you can do great things”.

Jev Davis
Jev DavisActor and Movement Director
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Wyedean Sixth Form
A Levels: Dance, Theatre, Physics, English Literature (AS)
University: The Urdang Academy
Subject: Professional Music Theatre

Jev has performed on West End and internationally, starring in musicals such as Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music and Miss Saigon. He is now based in Vienna, Austria where he is also a Movement Director.

“My time at The Dean Academy taught me never to give up. The longer you can pursue your dreams, the more likely they are to come true”.

Hannah Clayton
Hannah ClaytonStudent of Physiotherapy at the University of West England (UWE)
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Gloucestershire College
A Levels: Psychology, Biology, Geography, Sociology (AS), Maths (AS)
University: University of West England (UWE)
Subject: BSc Physiotherapy

“I stand by the decisions I have made in terms of my education and career and I have learnt so much along the way. I don’t regret any of my decisions and although it has been a lot of hard work I am excited to start my new career as a physiotherapist. I haven’t always known what direction I was going in and I have realised that it is okay to not have everything planned out as you know what feels right and what doesn’t”.

India Lambert
India LambertCommercial assistant in Safran Landing Systems
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Wyedean Sixth Form
A Levels: Biology, Philosophy, Psychology, Business Studies (BTEC)
University: University of Worcester
Subject: BA Hons Business Management

After India left the Dean Academy she went on to study A levels in Psychology and Philosophy and a BTEC in Business Studies. India’s interest in business convinced her to go to the University of Worcester to study Business Management where India achieved a 2:1. India now works as a Commercial Assistant at Safran Landing Systems, a world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems.

Jordan Randell-Tredgett
Jordan Randell-TredgettStudent of Dental Hygiene at the University of Portsmouth
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Wyedean Sixth Form
A Levels: Biology, Psychology, Business Studies
University: University of Portsmouth
Subject: BSc Dental Hygiene

Jordan is working in multiple dental practices providing preventative dental care and periodontal treatment for patients. He is committed to supporting students academically in the Forest of Dean, and he has aspirations for setting up his own practise in the future.

Joseph Tomley
Joseph TomleyStudent of Sports Science at the Loughborough University
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Wyedean Sixth Form
A Levels: Maths, Biology, Physical Education
University: Loughborough University
Subject: BSc Sports Science

Joseph is committed to academically support students in the Forest of Dean. He has offered to encourage students to go to University and provide advice on how to get a career in sport.

Ellie-May Preest
Ellie-May PreestPolice Constable
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
College/Sixth Form: Gloucestershire College
Course: Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Outdoor Pursuits

Ellie-May had enough UCAS points to go to University after College, however she elected to join the Police force and undertook her training when she was 18 turning 19 years old.

” I will be forever grateful for all the skills that I have learnt while at The Dean Academy”.

Bethany Eltringham
Bethany Eltringham Makeup Artist
Secondary School: The Dean Academy
A Levels: Spanish, Geography, and Hair and Beauty
University: University of the Arts London
Subject: Hair and Makeup for Fashion

“More than anything, I want to show people that no matter where you are from and your background, you can make any life you want for yourself.”

“I have achieved many things that I am proud of. Some of my top things would have to be: working London fashion week, being featured in Vogue UK, doing a feature with Dazed, and creating an editorial for the clothing brand Jaded London.”