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Two schools forced to close due to ‘unauthorised visitors’ on campus field

Two schools in Wales have been forced to close due to “unauthorised visitors” on the campus.

Some caravans were reported to have arrived at Alun School in Mold, Flintshire, yesterday.

At least five vehicles remained on the shared school grounds today, North Wales Live reports.

Pupils ay Alun School and Ysgol Maes Garmon were told to learn from home tomorrow following the incident.

Police said the group have been served a notice to leave and that officers are “actively utilising legal powers”.

The two high schools confirmed they will be closed to all pupils tomorrow and remote learning will be in place.

Caravans
The caravans arrived yesterday and some of them were still there today

They said in a statement: “Due to unauthorised visitors on the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus, both schools will be closed to pupils and staff on Tuesday 4 May.

“Remote learning will be in place and pupils should follow their usual timetable.

“The school understands the disruption that this will cause for pupils and families.

General view of The Alun School sign
The caravans have been on shared school grounds

“We are working closely with the council and North Wales Police to resolve the issues on site as soon as possible.

“Further information will follow regarding arrangements for later in the week and provision for families entitled to Free School Meals.”

Last Friday, pupils another school at another school were told to study from home after reports of “travellers” camping on its playing field.

Rhyl High School sent an email to parents to inform their children would need to learn from home while they dealt with the incident.

A statement published by the North Wales Police South Flintshire Facebook page today, said: “We would like to reassure the local community that we are aware of the Travellers which are currently at Alun School in Mold and the matter is in hand.

“The group have been served notice to leave and we are actively utilising legal powers and are working closely with our colleagues at Flintshire County Council.”

The Mirror has contacted Flintshire Council for comment.



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