Avelyn Dell

We are saddened to hear that Avelyn Dell, a former Deputy Headteacher of Withernsea High School, has recently passed away.

Avelyn was a popular and much-loved member of staff who commanded great respect from staff and students alike.

After teaching English at schools in Hull, Avelyn joined Withernsea High as a Deputy Headteacher in January 1987 – a position that she held for almost twenty years until her retirement in July 2006.

Following the departure of Rod Owen as Headteacher in December 1995, Avelyn also led the school as Acting Headteacher until April 1996 when Martin Green joined as Rod’s successor.

Avelyn is remembered with great affection by her many friends and colleagues, both past and present. 

On behalf of the entire Withernsea High School community we send our sincere condolences to her family and friends, and especially to her husband Roy.