FRIENDS of a Chipping Norton school student who died last week have been leaving touching tributes on Facebook pages made in her memory.

Fifteen-year-old Jenny Fry, from Mill End, Chadlington, was found on Thursday June 11. Her many school friends have described her as someone who liked to make others laugh and was always fun.

On one of the Facebook tribute pages which has the footnote 'always smiling', Kirsty Rose Green says: "Heaven has taken on yet another beautiful angel... But this one is a rebellious angel who makes everyone happy around her..." Beckie Hizzey said: "....So nice to see you are loved by so many and had such amazing friends, love you, rest in peace...." Ashley Hall said: "RIP. Miss you Jenny," while Natalie Edwards wrote: "RIP sweetheart." A message from Richard Brown read: "Such a shame. Thoughts with all the family and friends at this very sad time."

This week Chipping Norton School headteacher, Simon Duffy, paid tribute to Jenny on behalf of the whole school. He said: "Jenny was an incredibly gifted student with huge potential. She had a particular flair for art even as a very young child. She was an enquiring individual who wanted to question everything. Her sense of humour made her likeable and she was popular with students and staff alike. "Students have described her as easy to talk to and a loyal friend. We will all miss her and our thoughts and prayers are with her family."

Mr Duffy went on to say: "The end of last week was understandably very difficult for staff and students in the school. Counselling was provided to support students and staff that needed it and the school endeavours to ensure that such services remain to deal with any ongoing distress and upset.

Rev Mark Abrey, rector of The Chase Benefice, in Chadlington, commended on Facebook that almost 60 people went along to Chadlington Church on Sunday evening to remember Jenny. There is a book for memories and prayers which will remain in church all week for those who wish to add something.

Friends met near the waterfall, a popular landmark in the village, to pay their respects on Monday evening where lots of them left floral tributes and messages. Gail Grimston, who took her son along posted a message on Facebook saying: "I would just like to say to all of you who turned up, you are an exceptional group of young people who paid the utmost respect to a young lady who you thought the world of."

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said officers were called to Mill End, Chadlington, at around 4.15pm on Thursday June 11 and a 15-year-old girl was found deceased at the scene.

The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.