It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that we learnt last week of the death of Stephen Bovey, the former Headteacher at Hillview. Stephen joined Hillview in 1996 as Deputy Headteacher and was promoted to Headteacher in 1999 until his retirement in 2014 due to ill health.
Stephen was instrumental in achieving the school’s Performing Arts status and making Hillview the school that it is today.
We have set up a Remembrance Book in the main school Reception where we invite any parents, students, alumni to come along to share and express their thoughts and memories. There will also be an opportunity to leave a donation for Hospice in the Weald, which is the family’s choice of charity in Stephen’s memory. The family are also arranging online giving to the Hospice at Pembury, details of which can be found here.
Hillview will further honour Mr Bovey’s memory in the autumn term. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.