An inquest has been opened into the death of a 10-year-old boy following a ‘choking incident’ at his primary school.

Oscar Roome was rushed to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford from Kidmore End CE Primary School at lunchtime on Friday (June 23).

Despite efforts from teachers, paramedics and hospital staff to save him, Oscar tragically died on Saturday (June 24).

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His cause of death was given as brain injury due to lack of oxygen and choking.   

Oscar’s family have released a tribute to him saying they were ‘heartbroken’ by his death.

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They said: “Our beautiful boy, Oscar, was just starting to blossom. Staff at Kidmore End, especially Mr Heritage (Year 5), and Miss Dove (Year 6), encouraged Oscar to engage and explore. He did just that.

"In all that he did, whatever field it was, he brought an infectious curiosity, a thirst not just for knowledge but for understanding, and a desire to learn and share.

“Yet he retained a kindness and humility in everything he did.

“We, his parents, and his siblings, are heartbroken."

The family thanked staff and pupils at Kidmore End enough for their efforts to save Oscar, and 'for their belief in Oscar’s abilities right from his first day in Foundation'.

They added: "Praise and thanks should also be given to the ambulance crews, police, air ambulance crew and the teams at the Royal Berkshire and John Radcliffe Hospitals for their tireless efforts and empathy.

"They are all amazing people.

“Oscar will always be remembered for his kindness, cheeky smile, sense of humour, and humble intelligence. We love you, Oscar.”

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Pupils and staff are receiving support and the school has said it will plan ways to remember and honour Oscar.

Martina Parsons, interim executive headteacher of Kidmore End CE Primary, said: “We are utterly devastated to have lost Oscar.

"A true gentle soul, Oscar always welcomed you with a cheery good morning and asked how you were. 

"He was unfailingly polite, holding the door open and responding to thanks every time with a sincere ‘you’re welcome’. 

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“He loved his family and talked about them in school regularly. 

"Most recently in school he loved our day on the river and was thoroughly enjoying acting and singing in the leavers’ play alongside his friends and classmates.

“We have an incredibly strong school community and we will be doing our utmost to support Oscar’s family, our pupils and staff as we come to terms with what has happened together.”

The family and school community have asked for privacy as they grieve.

The date for the conclusion of the inquest has been set for October 17 at 2.30pm.