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Passing of Carol Brooks, Former Staff Member

Carol Brooks, Former Staff MemberWe are very sad to announce the passing of Carol Brooks (Staff 1986-2003), on 26th April 2021.

Carol was a greatly respected English teacher and tutor, latterly in Raymond House, who was a key figure in the development of co-education, the International Unit and the Lower School at Bloxham. She produced the very first Lower School play, performed at Founderstide in 1995, and went on to give several generations of Bloxhamists their first taste of drama at the school. As Andrew Whiffin, a colleague in the English department, recalls, ‘we all have fond memories of diminutive actors dressed in cornflakes boxes built by Carol and Peter, being robots’.

As the school’s first EFL teacher, her characteristic thoroughness and professionalism helped overseas pupils to get the most from their time at Bloxham. Another colleague, Nikky Shergold, remembers Carol as ‘a bright mind and a brilliant tutor’. Our condolences go to her family, and especially to Peter and her children Melanie and Piers, both Old Bloxhamists, and Barnaby.