“Through encouragement to do their best in everything they do, pupils aim high and persevere to achieve the highest of standards in a full range of academic subjects and co-curricular activities.  Throughout the School, pupils’ attitudes to learning are outstanding and are a major contribution to their excellent achievements.” – ISI Inspection, April 2017

Karim Khalil, Class of 1980

Karim Khalil QC left Cheadle Hulme School in 1980 and went on to graduate from Cambridge University in Law. He was called to the Bar in 1984, became one of the youngest Assistant Recorders/Recorders and took Silk in 2003. He sits as a part-time Judge in the Old Bailey and is a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. He is a qualified Mediator and specialist mediation advocate.

Susan Bullock, Class of 1977

Susan Bullock’s unique position as one of the world’s most sought-after British dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a CBE in June 2014. Of her most distinctive roles, Wagner’s Brünnhilde has garnered outstanding praise leading Susan to become the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. Appearances as Richard Strauss’ Elektra have brought her equal international acclaim and collaborations with some of the world’s leading conductors including Fabio Luisi, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Mark Elder and Edo de Waart.

George Perrin, Class of 1999

Having worked for 9 years since 2010 as Artistic Director of new writing and touring theatre company, Paines Plough, George has produced 45 world premieres, launched pop-up venue Roundabout, and created an open audition initiative to ensure the company worked with a wide array of actors. His mission? To tour more plays to more places than ever before.

Fleur Yearsley, Class of 2009

Fleur Yearsley (b.1990 Manchester, UK) is a recent graduate from MFA Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art as a recipient of the Gwen John Scholarship. She graduated BA Fine Art from the Manchester School of Art in 2013. As an awardee of the Jealous Prize 2018 Fleur undertook a residency at their London studios to create a limited edition print of her work that was exhibited at Original London Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts. Recent exhibitions in London include FBA Futures at Mall Galleries, Paper Cuts at Tripp Gallery and the group show Desires at GNYP Gallery in Berlin.