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Ellis Radcliffe


Arshad Ranguni


Ellis gained 5 A-C at GCSE, he played a huge part in the building and maintenance of the Upper Batley High School Barnyard. He then went onto the Grimsby Institute College based in Grimsby where he is studying Public Services-Uniform for Marines.
Ellis is hoping to join the Marines at the end of his 2 year course.

Gained 6 A-C and a Distinction in Computing Arshad then went onto study Applied Science and Double Sport at Mirfield Grammer Sixth form. He is currently at Leeds Beckett University where he is now studying Sport and Exercise Science. Arshad is hoping to become a Physiotherapist or Nurse.

Abdul- Aziz- Ravat


Darren Pearson

1983- 1988

After leaving UBHS Abdul went on to Sheffield Polytechnic for 2 years then to Birmingham Polytechnic. He began working as a senior officer at Oldham Council from 1992-1998.

In 2005 he joined the new ventures team where he was commended for his learning and training journey.

Abdul also played for the Yorkshire Cricket team.

After leaving in 1988 Darren enrolled in A Youth Training Scheme and worked for a Kitchen Manufacturer here in Batley, when the company closed he went on to work for Foxes & Biscuits and Rentokil Initial, Whilst working for these companies, Darren worked continually on evenings and weekend trying to build up his own business as a Kitchen and Bathroom installer, he did this for five years, and in 2004 he took the plunge and officially started his own business.

12 years later his company has gone from strength to strength, and even branches out to lots of different counties.

Kabir Hussain


At Upper Batley High School the support I was given was excellent. I am forever grateful to Mrs Goldthorpe, who without a doubt was the reason for my success during high school. There will always be that one teacher that goes above and beyond to really cater for the needs of a student, and Mrs Goldthorpe was just that person. The life lessons she taught me, as well as not to ever pour icing over a hot bun have really helped, hoping someone makes a movie about her life one day. My confidence increased in the final year, and part of that was because I was being prepared for college by staff, which is incredibly important so that you're not just thrown into a new world, you're slowly released with compassion and understanding.

My studies have been varied, at college, I studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A-Level. further education led me to study Biomedical Sciences at University, moving to Adult Nursing, which is what I'm studying right now, it's amazing! I knew a healthcare-related career was the right choice for me because I've always wanted to heal people. Volunteering is something I am also actively involved in, I work in the Cancer Management department of my local hospital, an honour to be part of such a fantastic team.

And when I am not studying or working, I enjoy writing about food and reading research papers about Haematology, a subject I'm interested in. Recently hosted training at Google in London, alongside some incredibly influential people, hoping to enter the world of media and inspire!