Ange Grandfield MBE 1948 - 2021
We are saddened to share the news that Ange Grandfield passed away last week after a long and strong
battle against cancer. Many of you in our community will remember Ange with fondness and have had your
lives touched by her during her fifty years of service at Shire Oak.
Ange started teaching at Shire Oak Grammar School in September 1969 as a PE teacher. She established
herself as central to the school and was promoted to Head of PE. Ange organised many sport events across
Walsall and was a leading light for our Sports Day for many years. Shire Oak became a community school and
Ange became a Head of Year and later our Pastoral Leader. Many, many students will have been positively
impacted by Ange and have wonderful memories of her. Ange’s substantial services to education were
recognised in June 2010 when she was awarded an MBE. After retiring as a teacher in 2009, Ange continued
to work at Shire Oak Academy as our Health and Safety Officer. In total Ange worked at Shire Oak for fifty
years, a truly awesome achievement.
In addition to her dedicated service to Shire Oak, Ange has also served as Governor at several Walsall
schools and as a Trustee on the John Taylor MAT Board.
I know many of you will have great memories of Ange. We will shortly be opening an online book of
condolence to reflect the esteem within which Ange was held throughout and beyond our community. This can
be accessed by following this link www.tolbc.com/AngeGrandfield
For the Love
Angela Helen Grandfield MBE
4th April 1948 – 25th February 2021
Lichfield & District Crematorium
Wednesday 17th March 2021
The password is: GR2021
Donations in loving memory of Ange will support St Giles’ Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Royal Marsden Hospital.
Please donate to sort code 11-73-62
Account number 20056263