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Jonathan Barrott
13th February 2009
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Jonathan Barrott, the former Headteacher at Midhurst Grammar School, has died last night at home. He died peacefully with his family around him.
The funeral took place at 2.30pm at Chichester Cathedral on Wednesday 25th February
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Jon Barrott was a good man who always worked really hard for the school he loved.
Mr Jon Barrott died on Thursday 12th February, 2009, in the evening. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April last year. He was at home with his family, where he had been for almost all of the ten months that he had been fighting the illness.
The funeral will take place at 2.30pm at Chichester Cathedral on the 25th February. All staff and students from MRC who wish to attend can do so.
Gareth - facebook
26 February 2009
On behalf of Jon's family, thank you so much to everyone who attended his funeral. We were quite overcome by how many turned up, and it simply proved to us that not only was he very special to us, but also to hundreds of others. I was outside the cathedral before the service and could not believe the wave after wave of people coming down the street and then into the cathedral. It was also good to see those of you who have moved on from MGS to college attending....Jon would have been very amused that you asked if it was okay to go in, as you were not in uniform.
Sorry to those of you who had to stand up during the service.....we did get the biggest place possible, but no-one had expected such a massive turn-out. Jon would have loved it. He would also have been most at home at the reception afterwards, because he would have been the first to go round, having a quiet re-assuring word here, a laugh there, and a chat about past times with was so good to meet people who had been such a part of Jon's life since he started teaching. What yesterday has shown me however is just how big a hole there is in my life now that Jon has gone....and I am sure that is so for Dad, Philippa, Tom and Chris. Rest in peace our kid...the pain and suffering is over...God Bless
Jonathan wrote at 12.53 on 27 February 2009
I worked with Jon for 13 years at Midhurst Grammar School and he was the most loyal, supportive, professional, friendly and respected colleague and leader you could ever meet. He had the magic gift of being able to see and create humour in so many situations and it is those memories that I and many others will cherish. I estimate that in his time at Midhurst Jon worked with something in the region of 5000+ students in his various capacities. We all know the massive impact he had on so many of them.....
Anyone thinking of education as a career need look no further for the ultimate inspiration.
He has changed the shape of my life and career... what more can you say.
Jon Wilburn

July 2009 - Tears as College Hall is named after Jon Barrott

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