Graham School closed for building search

This story was published 16 May 2017

Graham School, a secondary in Scarborough, has been evacuated again today following a suspicious email which was received this morning.

Graham School is a secondary in North Yorkshire.


Graham School will be open tomorrow as normal.  North Yorkshire Police has undertaken a thorough search of the school, both upper and lower sites, finding nothing suspicious or of concern.

For the remainder of this week, students are asked to report to the main hall/canteen area on their arrival at both upper and lower sites. Students will then move on to their form at 8.40 as usual.

Police are on site and are making a thorough search of the school buildings. 

The school has been liaising closely with the police and students were kept safe on the school site until parents could make arrangements for them to go home. The school also arranged for buses to transport students home. There are 1,050 students at Graham School and all are now off the school site.

Those students undertaking a French GCSE exam today have been taken to Scalby School in Scarborough to sit the exam. 

Helen McEvoy, headteacher at Graham School said: "The safety of our students and our staff is paramount and the school will remain closed until further notice to enable a thorough search of all the school buildings. We wish to thank our students for their responsible conduct throughout this incident and to parents for their co-operation.

"David Read, the headteacher at Scalby School has been very supportive in accommodating and making arrangements for our students sitting their GCSEs so that their public examination is not disrupted. 

"Our primary concern is that the school can get back to the day to day business of teaching and learning  and that students, staff and  parents are confident that all safety procedures have been followed."