A pupil at the private school attended by Rishi Sunak’s eldest daughter has been found dead in an incident that has stunned the prestigious establishment. The student’s body is understood to have been discovered in a wooded area close to a playing field at the £44,000-a-year Wycombe Abbey School on Friday evening.
The girl, who is believed to be 16, was in the final preparations for her GCSE exams, which are scheduled to start next month.
The boarding school in Bucks has been branded “Britain’s poshest” for girls. The Prime Minister’s daughter Krishna, 12, started attending last September.
A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “Thames Valley Police were called to the Wycombe Abbey School at around 11.40pm on Friday after a 16-year-old girl was sadly found to have died.
“Her death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”
The school has declined to comment.
Wycombe Abbey has 656 pupils with 591 boarders and 13 percent of students go on to attend Oxbridge universities.
The school, which boasts a Grade II-listed Gothic mansion as its main building, was founded in 1896 and is set within 160 acres of conservation grounds 30 miles from central London.
Head teacher Jo Duncan took up her post in 2019 having previously been head of the Royal High School in Bath.
The girl’s death is the latest tragedy to hit the renowned school.
In 2019, “extremely gifted” 17-year-old violinist Ekaterina Tsukanova, daughter of Russian banker Igor Tsukanov, was found dead in the bathroom of her father’s £9.5million home.
A post-mortem examination concluded that she had died from “fatal compression to the neck” after a night out.
Westminster coroner Dr Shirley Radcliff ruled she had died by “misadventure” and that she had not intended to kill herself.
The inquest heard that she had met with a psychologist and confessed to self-harming and drinking to cope with GCSE exam stress.
The same year 15-year-old pupil Iris Goldsmith – daughter of financier Ben Goldsmith and banking heiress Kate Rothschild – was killed in a quad bike accident on the family farm in Somerset.
Krishna Sunak used to attend Glendower Prep with younger sister Anoushka, nine, where annual fees are £22,350 per pupil.
The Prime Minister has held a meeting with three campaigning fathers whose daughters took their own lives.