Over the centuries, MCS has produced many distinguished alumni or Old Waynfletes as we refer to them. Now well into our sixth century, our former pupils include scholars, war heroes, musicians, Olympians, a Nobel Prize laureate, a Hollywood film director, and a saint.

Click the links below to find out more about them and their achievements.


Captain Noel Chavasse
William Tyndale
Saint Thomas More
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
1473 - 1530
Bishop William of Waynflete
1395 - 1486
English stage and screen actor
English schoolmaster and grammarian
Bishop of Chichester and royal chaplain to Edward IV
Bookseller and publisher
Opera, film and television director
Bishop of Thetford
English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas
Antiquary and historian
British athlete, soldier and religious leader
Army medical officer and holder of two Victoria crosses
Master of MCS and bishop
Member of the Bengal Civil Service and MP for East Nottingham
Orientalist and librarian, Master of MCS
Naturalist, lecturer and explorer of the Antarctic
Governor of