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Important Message from the Principal- Friday 10th April 2020

Important Message from the Interim Principal - Friday 10th April 2020

Dear Parents and Carers 

We are very sorry to have to share the tragic news that Emma Clarke, a much-loved and gifted member of staff, sadly died yesterday, seemingly after she contracted the coronavirus and became unwell. 

All of our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and loved ones at this difficult time.  

Many of you will have known her – Emma was one of those people who everyone liked. She was a brilliant science teacher and very popular with her pupils, not least her Year 11 tutor group, and her colleagues. 

I know that this may come as a shock to you and that you and your children may be incredibly saddened.  

When someone dies, young people may experience a range of different feelings such as sadness, anger and confusion - which are all normal. As ever, OBA will try to provide every support that we can to you and to our pupils. Resources will be made available in the Tutor room of Google Classroom and students can access support here through the pastoral team.  

There are also a number of organisations that provide bereavement support to children such as ChildLine, which can be reached on 0800 1111 or at and this link may also be helpful: 

When the academy reopens, staff, students and members of our wider school community will be able to remember Emma together. For now, I speak for everyone connected with the school in saying that we will always remember Emma extremely fondly, and I am sure you will join me in sending our deepest condolences to Emma’s family at this difficult time.  

Best wishes 


Mr Rawdin 
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy