Sad news about former Headmaster

Posted by DD - Thursday 17 January 2019

It is with sadness that Sir Thomas Rich’s School has learned of the death of former Headmaster, Tony Stocks, on 15 January. Mr Stocks was 95 and he died peacefully in his sleep.

Mr Stocks was an inspirational Headmaster implementing many much needed reforms to education in the School. He oversaw the School’s move to its present site in 1964 and was personally involved in the design of many of the buildings which we occupy today.

In his time as Headmaster, from 1961 to 1973, he made a huge contribution to the lives of so many pupils while they were at Rich’s. His insistence on high standards and pride in the School will be his legacy. He appointed some of the best teachers in the history of the School. He found it particularly rewarding to see boys progress through the school and achieve success in their A Levels and beyond.

The image above shows Tony Stocks at the 50th Anniversary of the School’s move to the present site in 2014; Mr Stocks is pictured in the middle with current Headmaster, Matthew Morgan, and former Headmasters, Ian Kellie (RHS), Tony Jarvis and John Holdaway (both LHS).

The funeral is likely to be Thursday 7 February at St John’s Methodist Church, Gloucester.