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Accident at Leigh

We are devastated by the tragic news that one of our pupils, Yasir in 5AO, has died.


Today, children's teachers had the sad task of informing the children of Yasir's death. They were told that Yasir died in hospital from an injury to his head. This tragic accident happened at school on Thursday 12th November: first aid was administered, the emergency services were called and the advice from the paramedic on duty was followed. Head injuries are very common in children: in the vast majority of cases, injuries are mild and have no lasting damage. In very rare and tragic cases like this, people can die as a result of a head injury. 


Yasir was quietly confident, hard-working and determined to succeed. He had a real thirst for learning and he loved playing with his friends. We all desperately miss him already. All our thoughts are with Yasir’s family and friends, and we would politely request that their and our privacy is respected at this terribly difficult time.


This is an ongoing police investigation because this is the sudden death of a child, and due to this we are unable to share any further details about the accident with you at this stage. However, we are aware that there is a lot of misinformation circulating in the community which is causing unnecessary distress to all those involved. If any parents are involved in this, we ask you to stop.


When someone dies, their family and friends have lots of feelings of sadness, anger, and confusion - these are all normal. We are all devastated by this tragic event.


All of our thoughts are with Yasir's family at this desperately sad time. Support will be available to children and staff in our school community. We will be touch about plans for a commemoration for Yasir at a later date. Thank you to those who have already paid their respects through the laying of flowers and gifts at the KS2 gate.