Top Camden school in mourning after sudden death of headteacher

PUBLISHED: 11:49 18 December 2012 | UPDATED: 11:57 18 December 2012

Headteacher Annie Williams. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Headteacher Annie Williams. Picture: Polly Hancock.


A top Camden primary school is in mourning after the sudden death of its inspirational headteacher.

Holy Trinity and Saint Silas CofE Primary School headteacher Annie Williams passed away in hospital on Sunday night following a short battle with leukaemia.

The tragic death comes just days after the school, in Hartland Road, Camden Town, discovered it was Camden’s top performing school in last summer’s Key Stage 2 national curriculum exams, with 100 per cent of pupils achieving level 4 or above in English and maths.

Father Graeme Rowlands, 59, the school’s chair of governors, said: “She’s been with us for 12 years and during that time she’s transformed the school and the lives of countless children and staff.

“She demanded the highest standards in teaching and learning and created the systems by which each child could develop to their full potential.

“She was very ill during the last two months and she’s been in intensive care for some of that time. She’d come out of intensive care and she was making progress - I’m devastated.”

The mother-of-one was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in September and was unable to return to school following the October half-term break.

Acting headteacher Kirsty McCreadie will continue in Ms William’s place until further notice.

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