Her headteacher Alex Clark, of Avenue Primary School, said the school community had been shocked by the death and their thoughts were with Ellie's family.
– Alex Clark, Avenue Primary School headteacher
Ellie had many friends at school and this is a very sad time for us all. Ellie came to school every morning with a big smile on her face and was always giggling away about something. She was polite and well mannered and was a considerate member of the class, always kind and helpful towards her peers.