I am sad to tell you that one of our Sixth Form students, Caitlin Ronan, died peacefully in her sleep yesterday morning. Caitlin was a member of JMHS Sixth Form who joined our school in September 2015. Caitlin had a life limiting condition and her teachers taught her A- Level accountancy, business and mathematics at her home. Caitlin was a strong mathematician and worked extremely hard to achieve excellent grades in her Year 12 examinations. She earned the respect of her teachers who cared for her immensely and provided stimulation and compassion in equal measures.
Caitlin will be remembered as a talented singer and actress who loved singing and musical theatre. She enjoyed taking part in many musical productions when younger and had the most beautiful singing voice. She was a super actress who was determined to get the most out of her short and sometimes very difficult life.
Caitlin was a member of our Sixth Form Leadership Team and their charity committee. Caitlin earned the respect of the entire community through her wonderful work raising many thousands of pounds to purchase eye gaze technology for people in similar circumstances to her own. This work gave her the opportunity to form strong friendships with our students, who often visited her house to enjoy film nights, make- up sessions and lots of fun.
Caitlin’s suffering is now at an end and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to her parents, Louise and Sean, and her elder sister Lucy.
Caitlin will be remembered as a very special young lady who touched our hearts.