Announcement from the Principal

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of a precious member of our Bede family, Year 11 student Ellen Raffell. Our thoughts and sympathy are with her family at this difficult and incredibly sad time. We will continue to do all that we can to offer love, support and care to them and also to all our students and staff who knew Ellen.

Ellen will be greatly missed by all of us here at Bede Academy. She was a lovely, sociable young lady who had a close group of friends and a sunny disposition; a hardworking, diligent student who was prepared to put effort into her studies. Ellen typified the values that we promote here at Bede Academy. This was clearly displayed not only in her unblemished record but more importantly in her acts of friendship, kindness and compassion towards other students and members of our community.

A book of memories has been opened in the Academy for students and staff from Bede Academy to record their memories of Ellen and the flags outside the Academy are flying at half-mast to mark the loss of this special young lady.