Classmates of Matthew Hayes will be offered counselling and support as they return to school today for the first time since the youngster's death.
The 12 year old was knocked over and killed by a bus while making his way home from Venerable Bede Church of England Academy on Friday.
Investigations are continuing to find out exactly how it happened.
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It happened around 10.25am on Sunday morning 18 February.
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