Former Staff - Sept 20

We have received the sad news that two former members of staff, Miss Mary Sambrook and Miss Elizabeth 'Liz' Dendy, have died:


Former Teacher of English (from 1961-1996), died on Monday 24th August, aged 84.  

I have been asked to pass on the funeral arrangements to any Guild and Honorary members who may have known her.  

The funeral service will take place on Monday 21st September at 11.30am at Willow Chapel, Cheltenham Crematorium and then following afterwards at Ellenborough Park.

Due to Covid19 there is a restriction on attendee numbers, with a maximum of 30 allowed. If you would like to attend, please contact Linda Armitage via the Guild Office (

There will be a live stream of the service - click here for streaming details.

Please pass on this message to others who may remember her.

Click here to read the article published in the 1997 College Magazine upon her retirement.


Former Head of PE (from 1959-1966), died on Saturday 28th August, aged 90.

She was a pupil at College between 1942-1948 boarding in St Margaret’s and St Bridget’s.  In her last year she was:

Captain of the first tennis team

Captain of the first lacrosse team

In the first cricket team

In the first tennis team

PE College was a natural choice and she went to Bedford Physical Training College for her teacher training.

As well as being awarded an MBE and OBE, in 2001 she was one of the few people and the first woman to be awarded a Paralympic Order.

The Paralympic Order is the highest award of the Paralympic Movement, since 1994. The recipients get a medal with the IPC logo on it. The Paralympic Order is awarded to individuals for particularly distinguished contribution to the Paralympic Movement

There will be a live stream of the service on Tuesday 29th September at 10.40am - click here for streaming details.  (available for seven days afterwards)

Donations to 

Please see links below to a couple of published obituaries: 

Please pass on this message to others who may remember her.