Dot Barden

Dot Barden

Dot Barden

We are sorry to have to share the news that Dot Barden, one of Sackville’s true characters, has passed away. 

For generations of Sackville students Dot was Sackville; it is difficult to imagine our community without her vibrant contributions. She was still teaching – Latin – right up to 2014, making the subject come alive with her lurid tales of Roman excess, and by arriving to lessons in a toga. To the many she taught English such exploits are vivid memories. One of her former students has written on Facebook The best teacher I ever had. I loved English because of Mrs Barden

No-one would disagree with this. At Sackville too we would say she was the best teacher we ever had.

Farewell Dot – we are diminished with your passing. But your legacy in generations of Sussex students and staff will never fade.

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