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12 famous people who went to school in Buckinghamshire

PUBLISHED: 10:31 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:07 20 March 2015

Sir Richard Branson (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

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Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Buckinghamshire

If you went to school with a celebrity or know someone who did, comment below, tweet us @buckslifemags or get in touch via Did you spot their star potential at the time or have they developed it throughout their career?


Comedian Jimmy Carr, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley and TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson were all educated at Burnham Grammar School.

Businessman Richard Branson and actor/novelist David Niven both attended Stowe School in Buckingham.

Comedian Noel Fielding and actress Veronica Carlson both went to Buckinghamshire New University.

James Corden (actor/comedian) - Holmer Green Senior School

Fern Britton (TV presenter) - Dr Challoner’s High School.

Andrew Strauss, (cricketer) - Caldicott School.

Fabian Delph (footballer) - The Grange School in Aylesbury

Heston Blumenthal (chef) - John Hampden Grammar School in High Wycombe.


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