School closure arrangements 19th October 2015

BSSpostlogoDear Parents/Carers,

Last week we received the sad news that our school Business Manager, Ben Calverley, passed away.

As the Stopfordian Business Manager he always had the interests of our students close to his heart and was seen daily in the canteen and playground in conversation with the pupils.

Ben’s passing has been explained to the pupils with whom Ben worked with during their assemblies this week and a candle has burnt alongside a picture of Ben in the school chapel. All Stopfordian’s have the opportunity to visit the chapel to reflect on Ben and the sadness his passing has brought to our family.

Ben’s funeral has been arranged for Monday 19th October 2015. In order to allow the staff to grieve and pay their respects to Ben school will close all day on the 19th to allow them to attend Ben’s funeral.

During the day, students will be expected to pursue private study at home. If students have access to a computer they can access the following websites: School id: bishopstopfords   Login: first initial and surname (take out any dashes or spaces) Password: add

On Tuesday 20th October school will commence at the normal time of 8.30am and the week will run as normal.

We appreciate your understanding on this matter and ask that you remember Ben, his wife and sons in your prayers.

If you have any questions concerning these arrangements please contact Mr Seabrook, Assistant Head Teacher Worship.

Yours sincerely,




Mr P Woods
Head Teacher


School closure arrangements 19th October 2015