Brighouse High School will open tomorrow to offer support to friends of Caitlin Thaxter

Caitlin Thaxter
Caitlin Thaxter

Friends of a Calderdale schoolgirl who died in a road accident on her 16th birthday last week will be given support ahead of their return from holiday.

Brighouse High School will open especially tomorrow for Caitlin’s Y11 schoolfriends.

Head teacher Liz Cresswell said many friends had called into school during the half-term break last week to leave photographs, letters and cards.

“We have invited all of Year 11 to come into school on Monday afternoon so that they can meet together and share memories of Caitlin,” she said.

“We will also offer them support and advice at this time in advance of their official return to school on Tuesday.”

She added staff and pupils are struggling to come to terms with the loss of the popular Caitlin.

“Her loss is felt throughout the school community,” said Mrs Cresswell.

“We have been touched by the many messages of sympathy and support received and have been in regular contact with the family to offer our support to them.”

Caitlin, of Skircoat Green, Halifax, was a passenger in a Toyota RAF4 which crashed into a tree on the A83, a notorious accident blackspot, a few miles east of Inveraray, near Dundergave Castle, Scotland, on Saturday, October 26.