Former Staff - March 23

We have received the sad news that two former members of staff, Mrs Rosemary Hoggett and Mrs Joanna Collins, have died:


Former Head of Drama (from 1975-1990), died on 1st March, aged 93 at her home in Helston, Cornwall.  

As Head of Drama, Rosemary introduced classroom drama in Lower College, then the 3rd Year Drama option followed by GCSE and A level.  Before Rosemary became Head of Drama the department just taught extras.  

Her funeral will be at 12 noon on Friday 24th March at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne TR14 0BL followed by a wake at the Lowenac Hotel, 34 Basset Road, Cambourne.

Family flowers only but donations in aid of Freedom From Torture can be made via retiring collection or the following link. . All enquiries to Pendle Funeral Services Tel: 01326 573080

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

Click here to read the article published in the 1991 College Magazine upon her retirement.


Former member of Administrative Staff (from 1978-1993), died on Friday 20th January, aged 89.

A requiem mass was held on 2nd March. 

Below is the article published in the 1994 College Magazine upon her retirement:

Joan Collins was a member of the Administrative staff from January 1978 to December 1993. She joined initially as a part-time switchboard operator and rose to the post of Secretary to the Deputy Principal  Pastoral and staff. Joan was also responsible for the production of the Prayers in a format which all could understand and could often be heard humming to herself as hymns were typed for Leaving Prayers.
Joan worked very closely with Shelagh Davson (Senior Mistress), Jemima Bristow (DPP), and, when they retired, for Sarah Roberts. She will be much missed by all the staff, particularly the Housemistresses with whom she enjoyed a good working relationship.

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