A school in Trafford has been forced to close today after a fire broke out in a classroom.
Firefighters arrived at Altrincham College on Green Lane at 6.10am after a fire alarm was set off by the blaze.
Headteacher Ms Earle said that no serious damage was caused during the incident, and firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire.
The school was subsequently closed to allow for ventilation, but formal exams continued for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.
Ms Earle said: “A small fire was detected early this morning; there was no serious damage but, due to smoke, the school needs to ventilate a relatively large area meaning classrooms have to be closed and IT systems need to be checked.
“We are unable to re-house those lessons elsewhere in school today. All formal exams are still taking place and all staff are in school to support students taking exams. The school will reopen to all students tomorrow.”
The school will reopen as normal on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 6.10am on Tuesday 24 May, firefighters were called out to Altrincham College of Arts on Green Lane in Timperley after a fire alarm at the building was triggered.
“A fire engine from Altrincham Fire Station attended the scene and firefighters put out a small fire in a classroom with a bucket of water.”