Teacher Colin Ballantyne will be remembered at a Memorial Service at the school where he taught for 43 years.

Mr Ballantyne died last month after a short illness. He started teaching at St John's Beaumont School in Old Windsor in 1973, retiring in July 2017 to spend more time with his wife Angela, his son Duncan and with them both on the golf course. Many of his former students returned to the school over the years specifically to see him, to join him on the golf course for ‘old boys’ golf games, or at the annual rugby games for alumni.

The memorial service to celebrate Mr Ballantyne's life will be held on Monday, September 16 at 10am.

Headteacher Giles Delaney said: "Colin epitomised the vocation of teaching and his contribution to both St John's and its wider community was unparalleled in its generosity and commitment.

"He was a treme​ndous friend and colleague who gave his time without hesitation to the development of the boys' education and character and the extent to which our old boys have been eager to share both their condolences but also memories of Colin has been extraordinary. They talk overwhelmingly of his dry sense of humour, modesty, iron-discipline and achievements as a sports coach and it is clear that he made a life-long impression on a great many of them."