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.
Another opportunity to watch the Headteacher's speech from our recent open evening is now available on our website: https://t.co/4V1s2KjcrT #challengeandpride
@VickyStoakespr Thank you for coming
Thank you to all the families who came to have a look round last night, we hope you enjoyed meeting our (very eager) students & hearing about school life at Varndean! If you weren't able to come, we have 3 open mornings coming up: 30.9, 7.10 & 14.10 pls book firstname.lastname@example.org https://t.co/oU6UQoxKdT