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£5,740raised of £500,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,740 to honour the memory of outstanding former teachers, Denis Tomlin and Phil Holt, by naming two Sixth Form Bursaries after them in perpetuity.

    Warwick Road Solihull
    Funded on Tuesday, 11th September 2018

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    The school community has been shaken by the sudden loss of two of our most respected, loved and long serving former teachers.

    Denis Tomlin and Phil Holt between them gave over a century of service and made an enduring contribution to the lives of generations of Silhillians. After retirement, Denis returned as the School Archivist and until very recently, Phil was still covering for absence in the English Department.

    To honour their memory, the school has agreed with both families to dedicate two Silhillian Fund Sixth Form bursaries in their names. We hope to provide these in perpetuity so the Denis' and Phil's names become etched in school life forever. The recipients would not only be outstanding scholars and keen to fully engage in the co-curricular life of the school, but also come from a background that would preclude them from benefitting from all we have to offer without financial assistance.

    Both men, with great humour, kindness and skill, dedicated their careers to nurturing intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning in all of their pupils. Their success and impact is apparent from all the wonderful letters and messages that have been received from around the world. Even though they are no longer with us, their spirit and passion for education can enhance the lives of future generations of Silhillians through these bursaries.

    A special designated fund has been created to receive gifts to help establish this life changing scheme in honour of two wonderful men. Gifts can be made via this page, or if you are eligible for gift aid please contact Lucy Lunt Director of Development & Alumni Relations at or if you’d prefer to speak privately with me, I would welcome your call on 0121 703 2898.

    We would very much hope that when we come together to celebrate the lives of Denis and Phil at their respective memorial services, we will be able to announce that thanks to the generosity of our community these bursaries have been fully funded forever.

    David EJJ Lloyd




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      • Anonymous


        Aug 26, 2018

        In memory of my colleague Denis.

      • James O'Gorman

        James O'Gorman

        Aug 17, 2018

        Kineton memories,Denis.Salut!


      • Anonymous


        Aug 16, 2018


      • Toby Wyles

        Toby Wyles

        Aug 8, 2018


      • Martin Ayers

        Martin Ayers

        Aug 3, 2018

        With many happy memories of Denis and Phil as colleagues.


      • Michael Jameson

        Michael Jameson

        Jul 30, 2018

        In memory of Denis Tomlin an inspirational teacher and fine man who gave so much to the school over so many years


      • Nigel and Alex Heslop

        Nigel and Alex Heslop

        Jul 18, 2018

        In fond memory of Dennis Tomlin a respected and humorous teacher who taught these two generations.

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      Solihull School

      Solihull School

      Warwick Road Solihull

      In memory of two outstanding former teachers, we plan to establish a pair of Sixth Form Bursaries in their name, in perpetuity. The cost of each bursary will be approximately £13,000 per year at current fee levels.

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