Probe into fire at Bedford village school this morning

School investigate possible alarm fault

Friday, 9th October 2020, 3:57 pm
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 3:58 pm

Wootton Upper School is investigating after a fire broke out in the Maths block this morning (Friday, October 9).

The fire alarm was sounded on two occasions - and at this time, the school is working to establish whether the first alarm was a fault on the system.

The second alarm was sounded by a Year 10 pupil who discovered a small fire in the Maths block at around 11.35am.

Wootton Upper School is investigating after a fire broke out in the Maths block this morning

There were no injuries and students and staff were safely evacuated from the building while the fire was extinguished by the Estates Team.

It is not certain how the fire started but it is possible it may not have been accidental. The Pastoral Team is currently investigating it.

Parents and carers have been informed and at this time, there is no more information.

Michael Gleeson, executive principal at Wootton Academy Trust, said: “Most importantly, no-one was injured today. Following an earlier alarm, a pupil discovered a small fire in the Maths block and raised the alarm.

“Everyone in the building was evacuated safely and there is little damage. We are now working to establish the cause of the fire and will obviously take the appropriate course of action when that has been confirmed.

“All parents and carers have been informed of the situation.”