South Yorkshire school closed because of faulty fire alarm

Crags Community School has been closed since last week
Crags Community School has been closed since last week
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A South Yorkshire school has been closed for five days because of a faulty fire alarm.

Pupils have not been allowed into Crags Community School in Maltby, Rotherham, since last Wednesday while work has been carried out to repair the alarm system.

Final tests on the alarm are to be carried out today.

Headteacher David McNaught said: “We took the decision to close the school as a precautionary measure whilst awaiting clearance that the appropriate fire protection system is fully operational.

"I apologise for any inconvenience today’s closure may have caused for pupils, parents and carers but the children’s safety is always the priority.

“A final assessment will take place today and therefore school will be closed.

"The two-year-old provision will also remain closed while the main school will is closed. We will be able to update parents and carers once the assessment is completed about timescales to re-open the school.”

A Rotherham Council spokesman said: “We are aware of the situation and are working with the school and contractors to get the school open again as soon as possible after the final assessment.”