Friends and colleagues of Gill Labrum - the woman responsible for running five of Windsor's schools - are in shock following her death at the age of 52.

Mrs Labrum was headteacher of Windsor Girls Schools from 2007 leading it to achieve an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted inspectors. She went on in 2015 to found the Windsor Learning Trust Partnership, the trust that now runs five schools - The Windsor Boys School, Windsor Girls School, Dedworth Green First and Middle Schools and Clewer Green First.

This week Gavin Henderson, the headteacher at The Windsor Boys School said: "Everyone who personally knew her and worked with her will miss her leadership, her energy and her care for others. She will always be remembered with affection, held in deep admiration and sorely missed by all of us."

He said people who know or worked with her were still in shock.

The trust has issued a statement saying: "Mrs Labrum was a brilliant school leader who brought tremendous energy and vision to her work. She made an indelible mark on the Windsor school system."

The statement goes on to say: "Our entire community of schools and families in Windsor mourns this tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers are with Gill's husband, her son and her whole family.

"We can never replace Gill's brilliance or leadership."

Mrs Labrum's loss comes at a difficult time - with her schools closed to most pupils because of the Coronavirus and uncertainty about the future.