An Epsom school is seeking former students who can inspire the current generation.

Rosebery School, in White Horse Drive, is one of a thousand state secondary schools across Britain working with education charity Future First to harness the talents of alumni to support current students through ‘old school tie’ networks.

The school wants to contact former students in established careers and recent leavers in further and higher education, alumni who live nearby and those who have moved away.

Headteacher Ros Allen said: “Our alumni have a wealth of experience, wisdom and insight which will be crucial to achieving our goal of raising aspirations, broadening horizons and increasing confidence among our current student body.

"We are excited about the opportunities this Future First network will generate, to inspire and support our students to achieve their considerable potential."

Future First’s vision is that every state school or college should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students.

More than 200,000 former students nationwide have already signed up to stay connected with their old school.

They are motivating young people as career and education role models, mentors, work experience providers, governors and fundraisers.

Christine Gilbert, executive chair of Future First, said: "Every state school student should have the opportunity to succeed in life after school, regardless of their background.

"If students see 'people like me' have succeeded, they are more likely to believe they can too.

"They work harder and have higher expectations of success.

"We want more schools to see the benefits of using their alumni as a powerful resource."

Senior teacher Carolyn Saul is waiting to hear from former students via