The community is in a state of shock after the sudden death of a JFS sixth-former.

Students were offered counselling on Tuesday after hearing that first-team footballer Joel Ingram had died suddenly.

The circumstances surrounding the 17-year-old’s death were still emerging as JFS headmistress Deborah Lipkin broke the news.

“This has obviously come as a tremendous shock to the entire JFS community and our thoughts are with his family,” she said.

“Joel was an active member of our sixth form and his death has understandably impacted the entire school.”

Year 13 student Joel, who lived in Mill Hill, was a popular student who had helped the school football team to success, playing at full-back.