Deputy headteacher dies: “We are all devastated”

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The deputy headteacher of a Newport Pagnell school has died.

Paula Harrington, who worked at The Portfields School on Westbury Lane, died on Wednesday evening.

The news was announced on the school’s website yesterday, with an note to say the parents’ evening scheduled for that night was cancelled.

It said: “Parents’ evening is postponed tonight. Deputy Headteacher Paula Harrington died last night and as you can imagine we are all devastated.”

The parents’ evening has been re-scheduled for next Thursday, November 20.