Falmouth School has been evacuated and closed for the remainder of the day.

In an announcement sent to parents today (Friday), Falmouth School said that the fire service was at the scene, ensuring that the school site is safe and secure.  

It has since been confirmed that crews have left the school site. 

According to a post shared on Falmouth School's Facebook page, the school was evacuated due to smoke detectors being activated, but the source has yet to be identified. All students are safe. 

The school is asking parents to collect their children as soon as possible.

A Falmouth School spokesperson said: “Further to our previous communication at 1120, the fire services are still on site ensuring that our site is secure. As a result, we have made the decision to close the school for the remainder of the day.

“Please can you ensure that arrangements are made to collect your child.

"If your child is able to walk home and your child has their phone on them then they will make contact with you to confirm they can walk. If they are not able to do this, then the school will make contact with you.

“Thank you for your support in this matter. Again, the students have conducted themselves superbly.”

A post shared on the Falmouth School Facebook page said: "As already notified through school Comms, the school has been evacuated due to smoke detectors being activated and we have been unable to identify the source.

"All students are safe and accounted for however, we have been advised that it is unlikely the school will reopen soon.

"The weather outside is wet, so we have decided to allow the children to go home with parental permission.

"All students will be lining up shortly with their tutors, for this to be communicated. Please can you message your child with your permission for them to leave the school site?

"Once received the tutor will register this and they will be allowed to leave.

"Please be reassured the children are safe and those that cannot go home early will be looked after until the end of the school day. 

"Thank you for your support."

A school spokesperson told the Packet: "Our smoke detectors were triggered and we are currently unable to identify the source.

"The fire brigade that attended the school has now left the site.

"In the interest of safety, the school has been evacuated. All students were accounted for and school communications have been sent off to notify parents.

"Investigations are currently underway."