The Headmistress of King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham, Elisabeth Wager, say missing teenager Zoya Anwar 'has a bright future ahead of her,' and that 'support is being given to Zoya's friends'.
Zoya Anwar, who was last seen by friends on February 26, is described by police as a straight-A student.
Zoya joined the school in the sixth form with an exemplary school record.
She has continued to achieve at a high academic standard and has a bright future ahead of her. She has firm friendships in the school and we are providing support as required to her friends and the wider school community.
We remain concerned about her safety and look forward to her return to school.
– Headmistress of the King Edward VI Handsworth School, Elisabeth Wager
Zoya has never been missing before and it is very out of character for her. Whilst we are keeping an open mind, we are very concerned for her and need to know she is safe and well as a matter of urgency.
– Detective Superintendent Jo Chilton, West Midlands Police