School to network with ex-students

King Ecgbert in Totley is one of more than 500 state schools and colleges across Britain to register with charity Future First to set up networks of former students.

Future First managing director Alex Shapland-Howes said if students could see that somebody who went to the same school and grew up in the same community has achieved a satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too.

Hearing first hand “can make a huge difference”.

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is a former King Ecgbert student.