Schools pay tribute to 17-year-old Becky Hunt who died at Pannal Station

27 November 2012

Two Harrogate Schools have paid tribute to Becky Hunt, aged 17.

Becky died at Pannal railway station on Friday 23 November 2012, when struck by a train.

She was attending Harrogate Grammar School, where she was in the upper sixth form, previously she attended Rossett.

Richard Sheriff Headteacher of Harrogate Grammar School  speaking to parents said:

It is with deep sadness that I have to inform you of the death of one of our U6th students, Becky Hunt, who took her own life on Friday morning at Pannal railway station.

Becky joined Harrogate Grammar School in September this year for her final year of A level study. She settled into her subjects well and was a very able, interested and engaging student. She had recently been working with staff regarding opportunities available to her following school, and was considering a number of possible future careers.

Becky was a quiet, polite and valued member of the Sixth Form community and a keen horse rider out of school. We are all shocked and horrified by the tragic loss of a young woman who had so much going for her and such a bright future ahead.

The students in Becky’s year group have had a special assembly this morning and we will support them in any way we can in coping during this difficult time.

All of our thoughts and prayers are with Becky’s mother and father as they try to come to terms with their loss.


 Pat Hunter Headteacher of  Rossett said: 

Staff at Rossett School are saddened to learn of the tragic death of a former student, Becky Hunt.

After successfully completing her GCSEs and AS levels Becky left Rossett at the end of Year 12 to join HGS 6th form to complete Y13.

She is fondly remembered as a hard-working, diligent student with an interest in following a career in physiotherapy. Her death has come as a shock to us all as she seemed to have her future mapped out and had everything to live for. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.


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