The headteacher at the school of a student who died at Chertsey station on Monday issued a heart-rending letter informing parents about the incident.

In the letter, seen by the Comet, executive headteacher James Kibble of the Salesian School in Chertsey describes the circumstances surrounding the death of the 14-year-old former pupil at the school as "tragic".

As the Comet reported previously, the student died on the tracks at Chertsey Station after being hit by a train on July 15.

In his letter, sent out later that evening, Mr Kibble said that students at the school were receiving counselling to help them process what happened.

"We will be holding a series of talk to the students about what has happened and how we can support them to cope if they are struggling.

"We will have counsellors and our Educational Psychologist on site for any child in need of professional support and will assume parental consent for any child that requests this service, unless we hear from you to the contrary," Mr Kibble told parents in the letter.

He added that, notwithstanding special assemblies and the sports day that was cancelled immediately following the incident, lessons and timetables would operate mostly as normal, citing the stabilising benefits of "structure and routine":

"We would encourage you to send children to school tomorrow.

"We will have staff on hand at the station in the morning and they will be well-looked after throughout the day," Mr Kibble said in the letter, sent on July 15.

The executive headteacher also offered praise for the community surrounding the Salesian School, alluding to residents' compassion in the letter.

"This is a difficult situation for everyone but knowing the faith, compassion and strength of our school community, I am confident that we will work together to support one another through the challenges ahead.

"Please do remember the student, the family and the school in your prayers and thank you in advance for everything I know you will do to support us over the coming days," Mr Kibble said.