THE woman found dead at Sytchampton Endowed First School was headteacher Helen Mann, it has been confirmed.

Dr Stephanie Galt, chairman of governors for the school said: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of our headteacher, Helen Mann.

“We offer our deepest sympathy to Helen’s family, friends and colleagues. We have taken the decision to close school today and tomorrow and are working with the local authority to provide support to staff and pupils.

“Parents will be informed when school will re-open as soon as possible.”

Mrs Mann’s body was found at the school after emergency services were called at about 4.20pm yesterday.

Police investigating the death say it is being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious.

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