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600 pupils evacuated after fire alert at Sheringham school

The school's two headteachers Sue Brady and Rachael Carter. Picture: Karen Bethell

The school's two headteachers Sue Brady and Rachael Carter. Picture: Karen Bethell

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About 600 children and staff were evacuated from a north Norfolk school after the fire alarm went off.

Parents were sent a message after the alarm sounded at Sheringham Community Primary School just after 11.30am today.

The message said: “We would like to make you aware that the fire alarm sounded late this morning. This was not a practice and the fire brigade are in attendance. All children and staff have been evacuated safely and fortunately the fire officers have now given the all-clear.

“The children’s behaviour was exemplary and they are now in the warmth of surrounding buildings away from the main school. There is no need for any parent to worry or collect their children, they are safe and we are hoping to return to normal class shortly.”

The school has 590 pupils.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it was an overheated light fitting in the main building of the school.


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