By Sarah Newton-John • 23 March 2023 • 13:46
Oswestry School/Evening Showbiz
The year 13 pupil was found deceased in her dormitory on Saturday morning after dying in her sleep at the Oswestry School, in Shropshire, with the news confirmed by the school yesterday.
She is reported to be 17 or 18 years old but has not been named, and cause of death not yet established.
The school´s spokesperson described this mourning period as an “incredibly difficult and painful time” and asked for the privacy of her family and friends to be respected.
Staff and students are also receiving counselling support following the untimely tragedy
The school´s spokesperson said: “It is with immense sadness that we confirm the tragic news that a year 13 pupil from Oswestry School passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Saturday, March 18.
“This is an incredibly difficult time for the whole school and our thoughts and prayers are especially with her family.
“Our priority is supporting our pupils and staff, and her family. We respectfully ask for privacy and compassion for the family and the school community during this painful time.”
Oswestry School is an ancient public school, located in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. It was founded in 1407 as a ‘free’ school, being independent of the church. This gives it the distinction of being the second-oldest ‘free’ school in the country, between Winchester College and Eton College.
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