Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep, Gareth Jones. has bid a fond farewell to the popular school in Eastbourne.

Ellie Kashani, Chair of the Friends of St Andrew’s spoke on behalf of the parents, saying, “Mr Jones, your genuine care for our children has been clear from the very beginning and you have always gone above and beyond our expectations in so many ways.

During lockdown your hide and seek assemblies were not only great fun but provided our children with a  sense of belonging when we all felt a little lost. 

And we will never forget you braving the waves for 64 days, not only to raise money for the pavilion, but also to teach us about taking ourselves out of our comfort zones in order to achieve great things.  

We also want to say a huge thank you to Mrs Jones. Jemma, you have been the driving force behind the injection of passion for hockey in our school.

You have always been so involved in school events, been such a positive influence to the Friends committee and you have put so much of your own time and effort into school life and the St Andrew’s Prep community.” 

His departure this week was marked in a very special way by the St Andrew’s community.

Click here to find out how Farewell and thank you Mr and Mrs Jones – St Andrew’s Prep (standrewsprep.co.uk)