Willenhall E-ACT to stay closed to pupils until Monday after fire

By Megan Archer | Willenhall | Education | Published:

Pupils and staff are still not allowed back into Willenhall E-ACT Academy after a fire at the school earlier this week.

Staff and students evacuated the school in Willenhall immediately after the fire caused by a tumble dryer was discovered

A fire broke out in a tumble dryer yesterday afternoon.

Everyone inside the building was evacuated, and staff made the decision to send pupils home.

Many had to leave their belongings inside the school, and were not allowed to return and collect them.

The school remained closed today and will also stay shut to most pupils tomorrow.

Only staff and year 11 pupils will be able to come into the school tomorrow – with the students limited to working in one area of the academy unaffected by the smoke.

A spokesman for the school said belongings would be kept secure and can be collected when the academy re-opens to all on Monday.

But some parents have been complaining on the school's Facebook page that their children have not been able to access the items they were forced to leave behind.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
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