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Notable Alumni



1832 - 1879

Dinnington's most iconic alumnus in fact only attended the school for a matter of weeks, in between his education at Pitsmoor in Sheffield, and further education at a school somewhere in, or near to Paradise Square by what is now Sheffield Cathedral. Peace is one of England's most notorious murderers, and is the subject of many stories in popular culture. A local newspaper quotes 'Nurtured in Dinnington, assassin executed at Leeds.'

Ebenezer Rhodes

1763 - 1839

English historian, topographer, publisher, master cutler and artist. 


Hewett Watson

1804 - 1881

Evolutionary Theorist who worked with Charles Darwin.


Mick Jones

b. 1945

140 goals in 369 apps for Leeds United

and Sheffield United.


Robert Ring

b. 1945

The police officer who captured the

Yorkshire Ripper


Barbara Hofland

1770 - 1844

English writer of some 66 didactic, moral stories for children.


William H Johnson

1890 - 1945

English recipient of the Victoria Cross


Jade Moore

b. 1990

Footballer for Manchester United Women and The Lionesses

Eliot Kennedy

Songwriter and producer for Billie PiperThe Spice Girls and Gary Barlow.

Benjamin Frith

Concert pianist, teacher at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Savanna Darnell

Contestant on Love Island in 2018.

Walker Wainwright

First-class cricketer

Walter Boyes

Footballer for West Bromwich Albion and England

Norman Curtis

Footballer for Sheffield Wednesday

David Johnson

Footballer for Sheffield Wednesday

Tom Atter

Footballer for Rotherham United

Richard Neal

Footballer for Birmingham City

Paul Marshall

Right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.

Joe Cockcroft

Michael Kent

Footballer for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ernest Marshall

Footballer for Sheffield United

Jack Thorogood

Footballer for Birmingham & Millwall

Alan Woods

Footballer for Tottenham Hotspur

Austin Morris

Footballer for Mansfield Town

John Naylor

Cricketer for Yorkshire CCC

Samuel Walker

Iron Master

George Skelton

Footballer for Huddersfield Town

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