It is with great sadness that we have to write of the death of a former student of Lightcliffe Academy. Harry Sykes had just completed his GCSEs this summer and had left to follow his dreams and become a professional rugby player with Halifax Elite Rugby Academy. He died in France whilst on tour with the team. Harry was a popular and well liked member of our school community and will be hugely missed by staff and students.


All students have been informed of his death in a series of assemblies this morning and support for all students who have been impacted by this news in any way has been offered today and will continue to be available.


All Harry’s family, including his siblings in school, are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and we offer our sympathies and condolences to all who are grieving.


We will update the website with further information and arrangements as they become known.


Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877
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