Staff at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive school will be supporting pupils this morning following the death of one of their students.
The body of 15-year-old Alex Rodda from Knutsford, was discovered outside in Ashley Mill Lane in Ashley, shortly before 8am on Friday 13 December.
In a statement, on the school's website Executive Headteacher Denis Oliver said: "It is with great sadness that I need to inform you of the death of Alex Rodda, a student in Year 11 at our school.
"There has been much speculation on social media, however, the circumstances around Alex’s death are subject to an ongoing police investigation and we have been asked by them not to comment further at this stage. We will continue to cooperate fully with any requests from the police.
The safety and well-being of our students is our priority. School will be open as normal on Monday and staff will be on hand to support students in anyway affected by this tragic loss. The senior leadership team are monitoring the situation closely.
Alex will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him within our close-knit school family. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with Alex’s family and friends at this very sad time."