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Academy Funeral Arrangements

Last week we shared the sad news about Mrs Hannah Lamptey, one of our Phase 3 teachers, who died on Wednesday. Her family have asked we pass on their thanks for the many kind cards, letters and messages from pupils and their families. The response has been overwhelming and a testament to the amazing teacher she was.

Mrs Lamptey’s funeral will be taking place on Wednesday 6th February. As a school we would like to pay our respects yet run the school as normal as possible durin…g this very difficult time. Chairs of the Governing Body have approved for the school to finish early for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils only on that day so Hannah’s closest working colleagues and a group of pupils representing the school can pay their last respects.

School will end at 12.00pm on Wednesday 6th Feb for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. Lunch will not be served for Year 7 and Year 8 on this day.

Sad News – A great loss

Dear parents, carers and wider school community,

Our school community was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Mrs Hannah Lamptey. In recent months everyone at TLA has been supporting Mrs Lamptey and her family as she battled a particularly aggressive form of cancer.


Mrs Lamptey was an outstanding teacher who cared very deeply about the success and wellbeing of each and every one of our pupils. We will all miss her very much and we will spend many difficult moments grieving this loss.

Today we informed our pupils of this sad news. This news is very difficult for all of us to accept and we will need to support each other during the grieving process. This morning many pupils have written letters which we shall pass on to Mrs Lamptey’s family with all our condolences.


We want you to know that all teachers and all school staff are here to help pupils in any way that we can.