The development team seeks to build awareness, engagement and support for the Battersea Rise Trust and to engage with our parents, Old Emanuels and wider supporters through events, publications and exciting campaigns.

Sarah McGee

Development Director

Sarah is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for the Development and Alumni Relations Office. She serves as the lead fundraiser to achieve the ambitious philanthropic targets set for the school’s bursary and critical build plan. Please contact Sarah to find out how you can get involved and support our bold plans for the future.

Anna Van Es

Development & Alumni Manager

Anna leads on development and alumni events and publications while driving forward the school’s legacy and regular giving programmes, as well as alumni relations activity. Anna is Editor of the alumni magazine, The Rose and Portcullis and the Old Emanuel (OE) e-news.

Tony Jones

Senior Librarian and Archivist

As well as being the school’s senior librarian, Tony manages the school archive: a fully-functioning small museum for all things Emanuel. Tony also runs our alumni Facebook and Twitter posts and plays a key role in alumni relations and events.

A large percentage of our documents are now available to browse online, including the Portcullis magazine and many other useful documents including prize lists, drama cast lists and photographs (contact Tony Jones for password access to the archive). We are always looking for ways to develop our collection, so if you have a fascinating item at home do get in touch.