South Yorkshire high school suffers power cut as pupils sit GCSE exams
A high school in South Yorkshire has been forced to send its pupils home early following a power cut.
Darton College, in Barnsley, suffered a power cut earlier today as its Year 11 pupils prepare to take their GCSE exams.
The high school posted on Twitter that it was forced to close the school as a result of the power cut and would be contacting parents.
However, the school said that a Geography GCSE exam which some Year 11 pupils were scheduled to take would still be going ahead.
A statement from Darton College read: "We can confirm that we are now dismissing learners who have permission to leave school.
"We're in the process of contacting parents/carers who've not given prior permission for their child to leave school to collect their child.