Please see the details below of former Old Balshavians. 

It would be great to hear of any more as we so easily lose touch with our successful students.

We hope that the success of these people will give the current students a sense of pride and ambition. “Aiming at excellence” is our motto to add to “non sibi sed aliis”!

Please email the and we would be glad to add new names.

If you find yourself on here and wish to be removed, please contact

We will only put information on this site that we have found on the internet or had emailed to us.

Please note this page is currently under review - January 2024

Liv Cooke

Jan Sargeant

Sir James Sharples

Lorraine Norris – Chief Exec Preston Town Hall

Marc Nelson – Award Winning Business

Alex Moran – Actor

Richard McMunn – Author and Entreprenuer

Danny Mayor – Footballer PNE

Trevor Mather

Kim Libreri – SVP at Lucasfilm and Oscar Winner

Phil Jones

Jamie Atherton – Athlete

Tom Dalton Bidwell – Actor, Writer, Screenwriter

Ian Bleasdale – Actor

Marcus Bleasdale - Photo Journalist

Paul Bradshaw - England 800m athlete

Kirsty Brimelow - QC

Clarke Carlisle, Ex-Footballer PNE, QPR, Leeds United, Watford and Luton Town

Michael Douglas, Celebrity Hairdresser

Emma Dovey - England International Netball

Barnoness Jay of Ewelme

Bryn Hargreaves - Braford Bulls Rugby League

Charlotte Heyes - Blackburn Rovers Ladies FC

Adrian Lascom - Artist

Professor Sir John Lawton

Graham Brown - Engineer

Bernard Cannon  - an article from the 'Lancashire Evening Post' shared the life story of a Balshavian, Bernard Cannon. Born in Euxton, he went on to work in America alongside one of the greatest men in History. For the full story, please see here.

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On Friday 25th November former Balshavian students came back to school for an afternoon of lessons.