Remembering Tom Mahoney

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our much-loved student, Tom Mahoney. Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones, who we are sharing all our thoughts with at this very sad time.

“I speak for everyone at OCA in saying that we will always remember Tom extremely fondly. He was a kind and very well-liked student, who always put others first and was passionate about fundraising with his friends. He was also an integral part of our award-winning student social action team, which helped to create a memorial garden for fellow student and friend, Alfie Humphreys.

“Following the news, we have adapted our school day so that we can provide specialist wellbeing support to our students and staff throughout this difficult time. We have also set up a place of remembrance outside our school for Tom and would welcome all members of our community who would like to come and pay their respects.”

Mrs J Lowry-Johnson