10:30AM, Wednesday 14 December 2011
Tributes have been paid to a Piggott School sixth-former who died after being found outside his Twyford home with severe head injuries.
George Dunning, 17, of Saunders Close was described as a generous student and the life and soul of every party.
His headteacher Hilary Winter said George would be 'irreplaceable'.
"Intelligent, creative, funny, sociable and confident are just a number of words that spring to mind when summing up George Dunning," said Tom Reed, one of his best friends.
Ben Morse, the head of year 13, said George was a rare student who was both academically able and a huge amount of fun.
“He had a great sense of humour and was always looking for opportunities to make others laugh and brighten their day," he said. "He was everything we hope our students would grow to be and will be hugely missed."
The 17-year-old was found outside his home with severe head injuries shortly after 4pm on Monday, November 28.
He was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, but died from his injuries the following day on November 29.
Police initially launched an investigation into his death but say it is not being treated as suspicious.
He was formally identified by the Berkshire coroner this week.
His inquest is due to be held at Windsor Guildhall on Thursday, April 12.
Planning permission for 200 new homes on the outskirts of Hurst have been declined by Wokingham Borough Council.