Tributes flooded in for the 11-year-old school girl who passed away after suffering an ‘extremely unusual’ medical episode.

The death of the Year 7 pupil at Didcot Girls School was confirmed by police after she passed away at the John Radcliffe Hospital in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said her death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious.

Detective Inspector Peter Scott, based at Cowley police station called it a ‘tragedy’.

He said: “This is a tragedy and our thoughts and condolences are with the girl’s family, friends, pupils and staff at Didcot Girls’ School, at this very difficult time.

“We would ask, on behalf of the girl’s family, for their privacy to be respected.”

The headteacher of Didcot Girls’ School, Georgina Littler, shared her - and the school’s - condolences after the death of the beloved Year 7 pupil.

She said on Friday: “A member of our school community sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

“We send our sincere sympathies and condolences to the family at this very difficult time.

“We are deeply saddened by this news which was the result of an extremely unusual medical episode.

“We will be supporting all of the students and staff in our school community over the coming days and weeks.

“We ask that the family’s privacy is respected as they seek to come to terms with this tragedy.”

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Some locals said they had heard that the girl had injured herself after falling down stairs at the school, but it is now understood that this is not what happened.

Since her death on Friday tributes have flooded in as people from the Didcot community comment with their sympathies on Facebook.

Rachel Jenkins Collins: “So so sad. Sending our love and prayers to the family. Thinking of the staff and friends too. “

Carrie Redknap Jones: “So very sad sending hugs to the family and friends at this terrible time.”

Rachael Milham: “This is so sad. Thoughts are with her family and friends at this awful time. Fly high.”

Shelley Compton: “So very sad, my thoughts are with the girls family. Also thinking of the staff and children who were there at the time.”

Lorraine Bumpass: “Thinking of the family at this sad time, RIP.”

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Bethany Appleton: “Such sad news my thoughts are with the family and friends at this very difficult and sad time.”

Emma Hardy: “So very sad and heart breaking. Thinking of all the family and friends.”

Dina Fawaz: “My little love, my heart goes out to you and your poor family. My deepest sympathy, love and strength, I’m so very sorry.”

Dani Wild: “Absolutely devastating, thoughts are with the family.”

Sue Jeacock: “God bless, so sorry for the family RIP young girl.”

Rose Eadle: “What a tragic loss of a beautiful little girl. Love to her family.”

Daisy Crook: “ I am going to miss her.”

Karen Williamson: “Condolences to the family.”