The Harefield Academy headteacher pays tribute to 'well-loved' South Oxhey pupil, Patrick Roberts, found dead in woods near Ashburnham Drive

Watford Observer: Headteacher pays tribute to 'well-loved' South Oxhey pupil found dead Headteacher pays tribute to 'well-loved' South Oxhey pupil found dead

A headteacher has paid tribute to a "well-loved" South Oxhey pupil who was found dead yesterday.

Patrick Roberts was discovered in woods near Ashburnham Drive at 12.50pm after police officers were called about concerns over his welfare.

The location where Patrick was found, near Ashburnham Drive in South Oxhey

Tributes for the 15-year-old have been left outside The Harefield Academy.

The school’s principal, Mark Poulter, said: "I am extremely sad to confirm that one of our Year 11 pupils, Patrick Roberts, died yesterday.

"Patrick was a very bright and well-loved student and our school community has been deeply affected by this tragedy. We are closely monitoring the wellbeing of all students in the coming days and offering support where necessary.

"Our thoughts are with Patrick’s parents and family and we ask everyone to respect their privacy at this most difficult time."

Hertfordshire Constabulary is not treating the death as suspicious.

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4:30pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Mrs I, Watford says...

RIP to yet another gone too soon. Thoughts are with your family & friends. Sleep well x
RIP to yet another gone too soon. Thoughts are with your family & friends. Sleep well x Mrs I, Watford

5:39pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Sarah_Robbo says...

Such tragic news about an inquisitive young man who I had the pleasure of knowing and interacting with in my roles at The Harefield Academy.

My thoughts are with his family, my former colleagues and students at THA, RIP Patrick, I just wish you knew the world needed you and that you'd reached out for support.
Such tragic news about an inquisitive young man who I had the pleasure of knowing and interacting with in my roles at The Harefield Academy. My thoughts are with his family, my former colleagues and students at THA, RIP Patrick, I just wish you knew the world needed you and that you'd reached out for support. Sarah_Robbo

6:00pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Shona1 says...

You will be missed by all Pat RIP ****
You will be missed by all Pat RIP **** Shona1

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