A small fire was detected in the toilets at 10:30am at Varndean School today. The fire service arrived shortly afterwards and contained the fire swiftly.
All students, staff and visitors had safely evacuated the building and the exams were largely unaffected, due to the timing of the alarm.
The fire service is now conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire. Students had resumed studies by 11:30 am.
Thank you to everyone for following our normal evacuation procedures calmly.
Thank you to all the staff and students involved in this years school production of Sweet Charity. Work starts on the shows months prior to the performances and the dedication from everyone is amazing. Thank you to all Varndean families and friends who came to watch the show. https://t.co/QYMDyUwpL7
Ski Team have arrived at Dover after a prolonged ferry crossing. We will be back at Varndean at 1300. Please can all parents collecting their students, use the upper car park and leave Ditchling Road clear for the coaches. @VarndeanSchool