A hearty congratulations to alumni, Sarah Willis (Class of 1986), who was awarded an MBE by HRH Prince Charles recently for ‘her services to charity and for the promotion of classical music’.

After being introduced to the French horn at Claremont Fan Court in 1982, Sarah is now a highly esteemed French horn player, presenter of TV and online programmes about classical music and became the first female brass player in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sarah attended Claremont Fan Court from 1980-1986 and comes from a family of alumni. Her siblings Alexandra (Class of 1988) and Alastair (Class of 1989) attended the school, along with their mother Margaret Stillwell (Class of 1959) who was a pupil at Claremont School from 1952-1957.

Congratulations, Sarah!