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Mr Michael Haynes

It is with much sadness that I share the news that our former colleague Mr Michael Haynes, died peacefully during half-term.  Mr Haynes had been suffering from MND and had spent the last couple of months in Leckhampton Hospice. 

Mr Haynes was Head of Music at Denmark Road from 1995-2000 and returned as Joint Subject Leader for Music in 2006 until 2013.  He left to be Director of Academic Music at Kingswood School in Bath, and last year worked as Director of Academic Music at Malvern College.

Mr Haynes was an inspirational teacher, who helped countless young musicians.  He started the tradition of the Christmas Charity Concert in Gloucester Cathedral, which has raised tens of thousands of pounds over the years for various charities.  He worked with Mrs Bowman and Mrs Day to start the tradition of a summer showcase, highlighting performing arts talents.

Mike’s wife Tessa has asked that we share with you details of when the memorial service will be should you wish to attend.  Please contact for details.  Donations in Mike’s memory to the Sue Ryder Hospice in Leckhampton would be most welcome  The senior choir will be performing one of his carols ‘Sleep my little Jesus’ written last year, when he could no longer play the piano, at his memorial service.

He will be greatly missed by all.

Miss C Giblin