Grace O’Malley-Kumar (OB 2011-2022)

Dear Old Bancroftian,

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you of the death in Nottingham under tragic circumstances of one of our recent leavers from 2022, Grace O’Malley-Kumar.

We are desperately shocked and saddened by Grace’s sudden death in these truly terrible circumstances.  She left Bancroft’s only last year and was a hugely important part of our community.  An immensely gifted and dedicated scholar and sportswoman, she was hugely loved and greatly respected and admired by all.  She was outstanding in every respect and will be missed terribly.

It will take everyone in the Bancroft’s community a considerable time to come to terms with this shocking news, but above all our thoughts are with Grace’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Members of the school community will be laying flowers in the Quad today between 4.30and 6pm and observing a minute’s silence at 5pm. Please do join us if you are able. A Book of Condolences will be available in the Chapel to sign.

Simon Marshall

Head – Bancroft’s School


The OBA join together with the school in sending our condolences to the family of Grace O’Malley-Kumar.  Clearly a talented young woman whose life has been cut short in tragic circumstances.

The OBA Community