Boy dies after falling ill at primary school in west London

Chiara Giordano

An 11-year-old boy has died after falling ill at a school in west London.

Police were called to Cherry Lane Primary School in West Drayton at 11.50am on Wednesday after a child had been “taken unwell”.

The boy, understood to be a pupil at the school, was rushed to hospital but sadly died at 1.33pm.

In a statement on its website, the school said: “Out of respect for the bereaved parents and their relatives, and following advice from the police, we have not made a statement following today’s tragedy.

“Our priority is to support the emotional wellbeing of our pupils, following the events of today.”

The school added that a letter would be sent to parents on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Police said the boy’s death was being treated as “unexplained” but was not believed to be suspicious.

It added: “Officers are liaising with the school and local partners. Enquiries are ongoing.”

London Ambulance Service said it was called to the school at 11.34am after a person had fallen ill.

It said in a statement: “We sent an incident response officer, three medics in cars, an ambulance crew and an advanced paramedic to the scene.

“Sadly, despite the extensive efforts of the medics, a person died.”