HINCHINGBROOKE School have paid further tribute to student Chantelle Garside, who died last week.

HINCHINGBROOKE School have paid further tribute to student Chantelle Garside, who died last week.

Acting headteacher Di Beddow said in a statement that the school had been working closely with Chantelle, who had been suffering from depression, and her mother, Jane Hector, in the months before her death.

Mrs Beddow's said: “Chantelle Garside was a student in Year 11 at Hinchingbrooke; we were working with the family after a medical diagnosis kept her away from school for much of this academic year.

“Chantelle forged good relationships with support staff helping her and even though she had been unable to attend for a while, we continued to talk regularly with Mum and the locality team. Having spoken to both Mum and the family of a close friend, we know how much Chantelle will be missed and we will arrange our own tribute at the start of term and have counselling support available.”

Chantelle was found unconscious and unresponsive in her bedroom by her mother on Tuesday last week. She was declared dead by paramedics called to her home, Elm Close, Huntingdon.

Chantelle's funeral is due to take place this afternoon (Thursday), at the town's Trinity Free Church in Huntingdon.