A school is asking former pupils to get in touch as it seeks to establish a support network.
Davenant Foundation School, in Chester Road, Loughton, is hoping former pupils could act as mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers.
Headteacher Chris Seward said: "A network of past pupils with all their valuable experience will be vital in helping us to broaden current pupils’ jobs horizons and equip them for the world of work.”
The network would be run by charity Future First.
If you used to attend the school, email Susie.Williams@davenant.org