Funeral date set for Chosen Hill ‘legend’

A legendary teacher whose sudden death provoked a flood of tributes from pupils and teachers is set to be remembered at a funeral service next week.

Carmel Jones taught at Chosen Hill School in Churchdown for 29 years. She died at her Cheltenham home on Wednesday, September 10.

The 62-year-old worked as a senior leader and a member of the PE faculty and has been named as “Chosen Hill School’s legend”.

A funeral service is set to take place at Chirst Church in Cehltenham on Tuesday, September 23 at 1pm with those attending asked to wear bright colours.

The family has also requested that if people wish to give donations, that they give them to Diabetes UK or online at

Carmel had a passion for netball and her enthusiasm for teaching was shown through her dedication, described as an “incredible lady”.

Headteacher Sue Turner said the news had come as a “terrible shock” to the school community and head of PE Matt Rees said she had inspired several generations.