This morning's funeral will be led by Reverend David Martin at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch, Worcestershire.
Peter Rippington's wife who was herself seriously injured in the crash, is expected to attend, along with his daughter who also injured, and his son. Hundreds of people are expected to turn up to pay their respects.
Before the service, the funeral cortege will drive into Alvechurch Middle School, the school where Peter Rippington taught for more than thirty years, where many pupils and parents are expected to be gathered. Two pupils who suffered serious injuries in the crash, remain in hospital.