It is my sad duty to inform you that we have tragically lost a member of our support team to COVID-19. Patrick Cannon was diagnosed just over 2 weeks ago, and subsequently taken into hospital where he was supported with a respirator and fought the illness for just over a week. We are heartbroken that he lost his fight on Monday of this week, and we will miss him always.

Patrick has been with the school since October 2012, and has supported students as a technician in their technology lessons, throughout the following years. Many students will have benefitted from his help in years 7, 8 and 9, and particularly those who chose to study Design & Technology at GCSE and A level.

He was a quiet and thoughtful person, always ready to help anyone with his lovely and calm disposition. We will remember him as a kind and gentle man, and he will be in our thoughts when the school is silent for 2 minutes, next Monday at 11. For those who knew and loved Patrick, we will pass on details of his funeral when we have them.

Thank you for your support at this sad time.

Best wishes

Dave Hadley-Pryce
Head Teacher