It is with deep sadness and regret that Mrs. Ruth Lloyd passed away on Friday morning surrounded by all her family following a short illness.

Ruth originally began working at one of the former schools, Fitzalan School. In 1985, she moved to the pastoral team as a Head of Year before joining the Leadership Team. Many aspects of the school have been a direct result of Ruth’s hard work, not least the launch of the Training School, which is now known as the Alliance of Leading Learning, the educational trip to New York and the Year 11 Presentation Evening.

From 2019, there will be an award presented at the Presentation Evening in Ruth’s memory. Aside from the countless students that have been taught and educated by Ruth, many members of staff have benefitted from Masters’ and other qualifications delivered from the Training School and the bid to become a Teaching School was written by Ruth. The Marches School owes a lot to the work and commitment Ruth has given to the school from training the next generation of teachers, to the support she has given to leaders and students in the school.

Mrs. Sarah Longville, CEO of the Marches Academy Trust, commented: “We are saddened beyond words with the news that Ruth has passed away. Having worked at the Marches School for over thirty years, Ruth had a huge impact on educating a significant number of people in the Oswestry area and she will be missed by so many. Ruth will forever be in our hearts and we would like to send Ruth’s family all of our love at this very sad time, and offer our support to them through this difficult period.”

Details of Ruth’s funeral will be updated on the Marches School website once they are confirmed.