On behalf of the whole community of Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form I would like to express our unutterable sadness at the death of one of our students in a tragic house fire. Emilia Kordaszewska was a likeable and popular member of her teaching and tutor groups and will be greatly missed. As others have said this news is all the more distressing so close to Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Emilia.
Emilia's tutor, Mr Higgon said: "Emilia was a delightful, friendly and positive student who was always smiling and was well liked by everyone in her tutor group. She had settled in well during her first term at Notley High School, even contributing to a week of assemblies as an active member of our popular Action Equality Group.
She will be sorely missed and long remembered by those of us who knew her.
Mr David Conway, Headteacher