THE headteacher of Chipping Norton School has paid tribute to a 15-year-old pupil who died last week.

Pupils and staff were made aware of the death of Year 10 pupil Jenny Fry last Thursday, June 11.

Thames Valley Police has said it is not treating her death as suspicious.

In a statement released by the school, headteacher Simon Duffy said: “Jenny was an incredibly gifted student with huge potential.

"She had a particular flair for art even as a very young child. She was an enquiring individual who wanted to question everything.

"Her sense of humour made her likeable and she was popular with students and staff alike.

"Students have described her as easy to talk to and a loyal friend. We will all miss her and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Thames Valley Police spokesman Connie Primmer said: “Thames Valley Police officers were called to Mill End, Chadlington, at 4.15pm on Thursday.

“A 15-year-old girl was found deceased at the scene.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

“As with all unexplained deaths which are not suspicious, the identification of the deceased is a matter for the coroner.”