Redland Green School: ‘Wonderful, popular’ student tragically dies unexpectedly - tribute from school

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‘He was a wonderful, popular member of our community who we will miss greatly’

A ‘wonderful, popular’ student at a school in Bristol has tragically died unexpectedly.

The death of the Redland Green School Year 13 student, who BristolWorld has chosen not to name at this sensitive time, is being treated as not suspicious and Avon Coroners’ Court has been notified.

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A letter was yesterday (September 15) sent to parents by headteacher Ben Houghton on the ‘tragic news’.

This morning, the school shared it with BristolWorld. It read: “As some of you may be aware we have received the tragic news earlier today that one of our Post 16 students has died unexpectedly. The family is aware.

“Since being informed, we have been liaising with the relevant external agencies and supporting those students and parents directly affected.

“We would like to reassure parents that from our discussions with the police, this is a nonsuspicious death which the police are now investigating on behalf of the coroner.

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“We would like to send our condolences to the family and everyone affected by this very sad news.”

In another letter sent to Post 16 students and parents, Mr Houghton and Owen Tiplady, director of Post 16, said a special assembley was due to take place this morning, while students will have the opportunity to meet with bereavement experts.

It added: “He was a wonderful, popular member of our community who we will miss greatly.

“This will be a huge blow to everyone, especially those of you who knew him well. At this very difficult time all I can say is that your teachers, and all of the staff here, are ready to support you.”

Avon and Somerset Police has been approached for comment.

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