A sixth form college pupil has died "unexpectedly in her sleep at home" - a headteacher has announced.

The youngster was in Year 12 at King John School in Thundersley.

Headteacher Dan Steel write to parents to inform them and says the school is supporting other students and the family at this time.

He said: "It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that one of our students in year 12 has passed away, at home unexpectedly in her sleep.


"We are devastated by this news and our hearts go out to the student's family and friends. Clearly this is an incredibly difficult time and this week we will have staff on hand to provide further support as required.

"Over the coming weeks my main priority will be offering support to the family in any way I can, taking care of all our students and staff throughout this period."

He directed parents with children who need support online and encouraged them to make use of the service.

Any families in need of help can see www.childberevementuk.org