Pupils safely evacuated from school in Mead Vale after gas leak
PUBLISHED: 13:31 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 08 June 2018
Pupils have been evacuated from a primary school in Weston-super-Mare following a suspected gas leak.
Staff at Mead Vale Community Primary School this morning (Friday) elected to close the building amid concerns over gas seepage.
The children were taken to nearby Worle School where they can be collected.
An Extend Learning Academies network spokesman, which runs Mead Vale’s school, said: “Parents/carers were sent a text as soon as the leak was suspected, to advise them of school closure and that all children were being safely moved and accommodated at Worle School.
“Mead Vale children are now being collected from Worle School, approximately 200 have been collected so far, the remainder are being looked after at Worle School and will be provided lunch at Worle and kept there until they are collected or until it is safe to return to Mead Vale.
“A gas leak was found in the school above an air vent, the gas was closed down and the gas board were on site and the fault will be rectified today.”
Mead Vale Primary School is expected to open as normal on Monday morning.
The spokesman added: “Well done to all staff and pupils at Mead Vale for their effective execution of the school emergency plan.
“Huge thank you to Worle School and the Priory Learning Trust for their support and also to Waterhouse, Gas Safe and the gas board for their quick action in resolving the issue.”