Update: Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer Education and Youth, Claire Homard, said;
“We are aware of a fire at the school earlier today and that this has been dealt with by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. All the school’s staff and pupils evacuated the building promptly and safely.
The school have kept parents fully informed and will continue to do so.
“Council officers will carry out an inspection and assessment of the damage to the school building when it is safe to do and this is anticipated to be later today.”
In a post on twitter just after 1.20pm a spokesperson for St Richard Gwyn High School said:
“The fire is out and staff and students are back in the school building, the afternoon lessons will carry on as normal. Many thanks for your support”
Earlier report: North Wales Fire and Rescue service is currently at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Flint where a “small fire” has broken out.
In an update posted on social media at 11.33am the school said the fire has been contained and all pupils are accounted for and “behaving incredibly well.”
A fire service spokesperson said they have two crews in attendance, one from Flint the other from Deeside but have no details regarding the fire as yet.
More as and when…