With a Number 1 album in the classical charts, a successful stint at the prestigious West Ham United Football Academy and appearances at the New York and London Fashion Weeks, Tyler Rix has achieved a lot for a 20-year-old.

Tyler attributes his success to the unwavering support and encouragement he received as a student at Dame Alice Owen’s School in Potters Bar. Having left the school after sixth form in 2011, he will be joining the students, staff and other prestigious alumni to celebrate the school’s 400th anniversary at a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tyler performed at the school a number of times with his Tyler Rix Quartet, so it only seems natural that the Woodside Park resident is there to give back.

On the night, he will perform some of the classical saxophone pieces that made him so successful early in his career, and which featured on his bestselling jazz saxophone album, Ascent, in 2009.

“I’m really excited because it’s cool to go back to school to see everyone,“ says Tyler. “I’ve been practising and getting together with everyone.

“I’ve played in some lovely places and it’s one of those things I think people expect that I’ve already played at the Royal Albert Hall, but I’ve never had the opportunity.“ Dame Alice Owen’s, founded in 1613 by Alice Wilkes, originally catered for 30 male scholars at the original Islington site. Now located in Potters Bar, the school has been mixed since 1973 and was awarded Science Specialist Status back in 2007.

Tyler is not the only artistic success to come out of the school – Spandau Ballet members Gary Kemp and Steve Norman, and celebrated filmmaker Sir Alan Parker all attended the school.

The performance at the Royal Albert Hall is set to be a celebration of all the musical talent that Dame Alice Owen’s has nurtured over the years.

Directed by Sir Alan Parker, the concert features a sketch about staff life at the school and performances from the school’s choirs.

Tyler lives with his family in Woodside Park. He founded the Tyler Rix Quartet when he was just 14, and has performed in the London Jazz Festival and as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

He was also a schoolboy footballer for West Ham Academy from the ages of seven to 14, and has done numerous modelling jobs, including walking the catwalks in London and New York.

Did his busy schedule as a musician and emerging model mean that he had a normal school experience at Dame Alice Owen’s?

“The only abnormal thing about school was when I had a free period during sixth form, I would head straight into town for modelling or music commitments. Everyone else would have an hour’s break in the library, but I would just be like ‘see you later’ and jump in a cab, doing my hair on the way out.“ l Tyler will perform at the Dame Alice Owen’s 400th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, April 23. Details: www.damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk