“Devastated” pupils were sent home from a Bromley school last week after one of their fellow pupils died suddenly.

A sixth-form pupil was reported dead at an address in Bellingham on Friday, November 17, the Met Police said.

“The death is being treated as non-suspicious,” the force told the News Shopper. "A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The teen was a student at Bullers Wood School for Girls in Chislehurst, which has a mixed-gender sixth form.

The school is being supported by the government. The boy’s classmates were sent home after being given the news of his sudden death.

“The school community was devastated to hear of the death of one of our students last week,” Bullers Wood said in a statement.

“We do not consider that it is appropriate to speculate about this matter or comment particularly whilst the external agencies are investigating what happened.”

Neither the school nor the Met Police has named the boy, with Bullers Wood saying: “We would ask that the family’s wish to be allowed to deal with this tragedy in private is respected.”

He will only be formally named if a coroner determines that it is necessary to hold a public inquest.

Inquests are held in the public interest to investigate unnatural deaths and whether future similar deaths can be prevented.

“We will continue to cooperate fully with all external agencies and to offer support to our school community and the student’s family, as they are our priority at this difficult time,” Bullers Wood added.

It is being supported by the Department for Education.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the pupil’s family, friends and the wider school community at this difficult time,” a government spokesperson said.

“We have been in touch with the trust and will continue to work with them to offer our support to teachers and pupils.”