Jake Watson


It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Jake Watson, of year 10. Passed away on Monday 19th September.


Jake arrived at our school, along with the rest of his year group, in September 2013. He settled quickly into life at St. Ninian’s and was a boy with many interests who had a sharp, natural intelligence. Jake had a good sense of humour and was a ‘larger than life’ character who will be greatly missed.


One of Jake’s passions was Everton Football Club and as a mark of respect at their next home game the Everton fans will give a 14th (Jake’s age) minute round of applause.


I am sure I speak for all when I say that the whole of St. Ninian’s – students, staff and wider community wish to pass on their sincere condolences to Jake’s family and friends.


The family have chosen to donate Jake’s organs – a selfless act of great kindness that the family hope will inspire and ensure that this sad event brings some much needed hope to others.


Over this week we have been fortunate to have CRUSE bereavement counselors in school as well as support from the Educational Psychology Service to aid students and staff in need of help. If reading of this situation has affected you in any way please do contact the school and we can put you in touch with the support services.


Jake’s funeral will take place at 11:15am on Thursday 29th September at Trinity Methodist Church and the family welcomes students, staff and other who knew Jake.


A.C. Fox

Head Teacher