A teenager stabbed to death on New Year’s Eve has been remembered for his “infectious laughter” by his headteacher.

Harry Pitman was attacked and killed in Primrose Hill just before midnight on Sunday (December 31).

Alex Rosen, head of St Thomas More Catholic School in Wood Green, said that the school had lost a “promising young soul”.

In a statement posted to the school's website, he added: “Harry touched the lives of many with his infectious laughter and enthusiasm for life. 

“He will be remembered for his many qualities, particularly his resilience and the positive impact he had on those around him.”

The catholic school in Glendale Avenue, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, has said that counselling services would be provided to those who need support during “this challenging period”.

Mr Rosen said: “We encourage everyone to reach out to each other and share memories of Harry, celebrating the joy and warmth he brought into our lives.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry's family during this heartbreaking time.  May he rest in peace.”

Harry had also attended Wilbury Primary School in Tottenham.

Lisa Wise, headteacher of the school in Wilbury Way, said she was “devastated" to hear of the tragic loss of the former pupil.

She said: “Harry was a much loved boy; always smiling, always happy and surrounded by a loving family and friends.

“My heart goes out to his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

Speaking to the MailOnline yesterday evening (January 1) outside the family’s house in Tottenham, Harry’s 19-year-old sister, Tayla, said: “It doesn’t seem real, I keep on expecting him to come through the front door.

“His dinner is still in the oven, mum can’t bring herself to remove it.

“I’m devastated, he was my baby brother. He didn’t even get to see the fireworks, which is why he went to Primrose Hill in the first place.”

Tayla added that her brother could be “mischievous and cheeky” but he “didn’t have a bad bone in his body”.

Harry’s older brother Patrick, 18, also told the Mail his brother, a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan, had gone to Primrose Hill with seven of his friends.

He said: “We are all distraught, it just doesn’t seem real.”

Anyone with information about Harry’s death is asked to call police on 0208 785 8099.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.