Tributes paid after tragic sudden death of cleaner at Kingswood school

Police are not treating the death as suspicious

<p>A member of the cleaning staff at Kings’ Forest School in Kingswood sadly passed away</p>

A member of the cleaning staff at Kings’ Forest School in Kingswood sadly passed away

Tributes have been paid to a ‘long-serving, happy and loved member’ of a primary school’s cleaning team who died suddenly last week.

An air ambulance and two land ambulances, along with police, were called to Kings’ Forest Primary School in Station Road in Kingswood shortly after 5pm last Thursday (May 26).

Today, executive headteacher at the school, Ross Newman, confirmed that a member of school’s cleaning team had died in the incident, and paid tribute to her in a statement issued to BristolWorld.

He said: “On Thursday evening, a member of our cleaning team was taken ill at the school and sadly passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies continue to be with their family.

A member of the cleaning staff at Kings’ Forest School in Kingswood sadly passed away

“The staff member was a long-serving, happy, and loved member of the team who will be greatly missed.

“This is an incredibly sad time for staff and family members and we truly appreciate the messages of kindness we have received.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the emergency services and staff for their efforts, kindness, and care.”

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said the woman’s death was not being treated as suspicious and that the case had been passed to Avon Coroners.

They said: “Officers attended Kings Forest Primary School at approximately 6pm on Thursday following the sudden death of a woman in her 60s.

“The woman’s death is not suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this sad time.”

South Western Ambulance Service also issued a statement which said: “We were called at 17.07hrs on Thursday 26 May to an incident in Kingswood. We sent two double-crewed land ambulances, a hazardous area response team, an air ambulance and an operations officer.”