Welcome to our Alumni page.

We are very proud of our students and their achievements at Rokeby and afterwards. The fact that they continue to dare to be the best and continue to be an asset to themselves and their local communities.

If you attended Rokeby School and would like to be part of our alumni pages please contact us ›

Nathan Okoye
Education 2007-2012 Rokeby School
Employment 2013: Currently playing for Cardiff City U18’s.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby Playing for the football team from year 7-11.
Completing the AS R.E. with Ms Shergill.
Getting outstanding GCSE grades.
Jamal Hussain

2006-2011 Rokeby School: Maths (C), English Double Award (BC), Science Double Award (CC), History (B), Geography (B), Religious Studies (B), French (B), Statistics (C), Preparing For Work (Level 2)

Leyton Sixth Form College A-levels: English Language (C), Sociology (C), Government And Politics (D)


2013: I am currently a full time volunteer at a youth organisation and charity called City Year. City Year is an organisation that pushes for social movement, with members volunteering a year of their time in schools and local communities.

I am currently a volunteer with my team of 11 at Lister Community School. My role is to support many children within my faculty and ensuring they fully understood the lesson, tracking their progress and also mentoring students one to one or as a group. I also run various clubs after school and lunchtime activities.

 Greatest Achievement at Rokeby

My greatest achievement at Rokeby are the grades I achieved, especially my B in history as in year 10 I achieved an E or an F, but by the end of year 11 I changed that into a B.

In general all my GCSEs were a gift of great hard work as my levels when I first entered Rokeby were poor; within 5 years I changed that all around thanks to the great staff at Rokeby.

Zakaria Sheylila

2005-2010 Rokeby School: 8 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths

NewVIc Sixth Form College – Performing Arts

Employment 2013: While studying I am also employed as a mentor at Rokeby School.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby Achieved B grades in both English and Maths and also being the undefeated 1500m champion throughout my time at Rokeby.
Mohamed Abass Omar

2005-2010 Rokeby School: 8 GCSEs at A*-C including a B in Drama

Leyton Sixth Form College

NewVIc Sixth Form College

Employment 2012: I am currently employed as a Teaching Assistant at Rokeby School and I also mentor a couple of students.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby I am very proud of how I passed my GCSEs through difficult circumstances.
Jesse Okoye

2005-2010 Rokeby School

Sir George Monoux College: Chemistry A, Physics, Maths B (A levels)

Employment 2012: I am currently studying full-time.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby I was proud to be both a prefect and ran the Enterprise team.
Hassan Saeed
Education 2005-2010 Rokeby School:
10 GCSEs at A*-C including As in both Sociology and Maths
Employment 2012: I am currently employed as a lunchtime supervisor at Rokeby School.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby I am very proud of how I changed during Key Stage 4, not only avoiding exclusion but also achieving good GCSE grades.
Omer Bashir

2009 Rokeby School: English Lang (A), English Lit (B), RE (A), PE (B), Food Technology (C), Maths (C), Statistics (C), Double Science (B/B), History (B)

NewVIc Sixth Form College: English Language AS Level (C), History A Level (A), Sociology (A), Law (B)

University of Westminster: LLB Law (2:1)

Employment 2013: Humanities teacher at Rokeby secondary school.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby

10 GCSEs.

Being a part of the Football and Cricket teams.

Working with special needs children in the school next door (John F Kennedy).

First ex-Rokeby pupil to become a teacher at Rokeby!

Yusuf Sheylila

2009 Rokeby School: 14 GCSEs A*-C

Havering College: 6 AS/A2 A-levels A-C

Aberystwyth University: Economics Degree currently in progress (2012)


2012: Currently studying full-time.

2012: Set up an online recruitment business.

2011: Recognised as a social entrepreneur by UnLtd, Changemakers, O2 & Vodafone Foundation.

May 2010: Set up a youth charity.

Greatest Achievement at Rokeby Achieving so many GCSEs in such a short space of time.
Numan Ahmed

Rokeby leaver 2008: Maths (A), Science (C), Statistics (B), English (C), PE (B), Geography (C), RE (B), DIDA (Distinction)

2008-2010: I completed my A-levels at NewVIc college studying Maths, Further Maths and ICT.

2010-2013: I am currently completing a BSc Mathematics degree at the University of Greenwich and hope to become a Maths teacher after completing my PGCE.

Employment 2013: Whilst studying full time I also work part time in WHSmith as a weekend supervisor.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby

As a newcomer to the UK and Rokeby being my first UK school I am very proud to have been able to achieve so many passes at GCSE.

I also came in first place in a Borough of Newham schools Badminton tournament and went on to coach my fellow peers.

Shaun Durrance

2003-2008 Rokeby School: 9 GCSEs A*-C

Barking Abbey Sixth Form: BTEC Certificate in Sports: Pass; BTEC Science: Pass

Havering College: BTEC Certificate in Sports: Merit Merit

Employment 2012: Currently in full-time education.
Greatest Achievement at Rokeby Leaving with 9 A*-C grades.
Luberto Kalwa

2003-2008 Rokeby School: 10 GCSEs A*-C

Barking Abbey Sixth Form: AS Level in PE, Business and ICT

Epping Forest College: BTEC National Certificate: Distinction Merit

Middlesex University: BA Hons Advertising, Media and PR / Journalism, currently in progress (2014)


Tour DJ for artists / Club DJ: Djing for artists and opening stages for the likes of Giggs (Rapper), Roxxxane (Female MC), David Rodighan OBE (DJ), Toddla T (Radio 1 DJ), Logan Sama (Kiss100).

Youth Support Worker / Assistant: Running workshops for youths between 12-18 offering them creative solutions and basic skills within art, media and music/sport.

DJ / Music production tutor and instructor.

Freelance Music PR.

2012 Get Away Programme for the London Olympics.

Rugby referee: Refereeing rugby matches at youth and senior level.

Greatest Achievement at Rokeby

Representing Rokeby in 2004 at the Youth Parliament committee.

Leaving Rokeby with 10 A*-Cs as well as being captain for both the football and rugby team.

Competing for Rokeby in the regional PlayStation tournament.

Terry Bobie-Agyekum

2003-2008 Rokeby School: 7 GCSEs A*-C

2008-2010 St Bonaventure & St Angelas sixth form: 3 A levels A-C

2010- Bolton University: English Degree currently in progress (2012)


Leyton Orient FC: Scout / Community Coach

London Borough of Newham: Sports Coach

Rokeby School: Director Of Football

Greatest Achievement at Rokeby

7 A*-C

School Football Team Captain 3 years in a row

Olympic Torchbearer

Umar Kankiya

1996-2001 Rokeby School: 11 GCSE’s A*-C

2001-2003 Sir George Monoux: A levels in ICT, Law and History

2003-2006 De Montfort University, Leicester: LLB (Hons) Law

2006-2007 The College of Law, London: Legal Practice Course


2007-2010 UK Youth Parliament: London Region Coordinator, I was the youngest Regional Coordinator in the history of the organisation

2010-2011 Duncan Lewis Solicitors: Paralegal – Welfare Benefits

2011-present Duncan Lewis Solicitors: Trainee Solicitor currently doing Mental Health and due to qualify August 2012

Greatest Achievement at Rokeby Helping to get the Student Council set up and running in Rokeby School. This was in 1998 when there was no Student voice to communicate the issues that we had to senior management. From this I was able to get more involved with youth participation within and outside of Rokeby School.
Iain Hale

I attended Rokeby between 1971 and 1978 including two years in the sixth form.

I achieved “O” level passes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geometric and Engineering Drawing, History and Art. I took “A” levels in Chemistry and Geometric and Engineering Drawing and passed both, but only just.

I attended Shoreditch College of Education studying Craft, Design and Technology. I achieved Qualified Teacher Status in 1981.


2012: I currently work for the London Borough of Newham as a secondary school teacher. I teach Design and Technology and BTEC Construction.

I have been teaching in Newham since 1981. I started at Trinity School which was where Rokeby is now.

Greatest Achievement at Rokeby I think much of what I achieved at Rokeby was great. I got a good Education and was guided by some brilliant teachers into a career that I still enjoy.

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