Bristol has an impressive track record when it comes to educating famous faces. The city has schooled some of the most familiar celebs on TV, best-selling authors and world-champion sports stars.
BristolWorld has decided to put together a list of 10 of the most famous people to attend school in Bristol. The picks are among some of the finest in their field - with the celebs performing in some of the most popular TV shows and films, helping to run the country during a pandemic and, most recently, captaining their country on the field.
The schools are spread across the city with the south, centre and outskirts of Bristol getting a mention. How many of these people did you know went to school here and did any attend the same school as you or your children?
1. J.K. Rowling - St Michael’s C of E Primary
Author of arguably the most popular fantasy book series ever, J.K Rowling attended school at St Michael’s CofE Primary School in Linden Close, Winterbourne. J.K Rowling was born in Yate, before moving to nearby Winterbourne.
At St Michael’s she met headteacher Alfred Dunn who she later admitted became the inspiration behind Hogwarts head Albus Dumbledore.
She has also previously said her time in Winterbourne inspired the Potter household name.
2. Judd Trump - Hartcliffe School
Judd Trump is a former World Champion and world number one ranked snooker player. He grew up in south Bristol attending Hartcliffe School, now Bridge Learning Campus. He perfected his craft in snooker halls across Bristol and was handed an MBE last year.
3. Maisie Williams - Norton Hill School
Maisie Williams is 25 years old with more than 10 years of acting experience and two Emmy Award nominations under her belt already. From Clutton, she carried out all of her education in and around Bristol, first starting at Clutton Primary School before moving on to Norton Hill School and Bath Dance College. She is best known for her role as Arya Stark, a lead character in the HBO epic medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones
4. Ellis Genge - Knowle Park Primary
Ellis Genge recently made Bristol proud as he captained England against France at Twickenham. Genge grew up in Knowle West attending his local primary school before going on to attend John Cabot Academy.