On May1st David Fleming, the Headmaster, wrote to parents to inform them that long-serving former headmaster Jonathan Pudden had passed away.
'I am writing with the sad news that Jonathan Pudden, formerly Headmaster of Brockhurst, died peacefully today. He had continued to teach until Christmas this year and was a much loved figure around the school.'
'The pupils will be informed at assembly tomorrow and I know that Jonathan was very grateful for the support and good wishes that he received from so many people in recent weeks. His passing is a huge loss to the school and to the many people who knew him and were so greatly influenced by him. We intend to celebrate his life in a fitting manner and I will write with details in due course.'