A FIRE at an Oswestry primary school led to firefighters being called out on Thursday morning.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) firefighters from Oswestry and Ellesmere were sent to Woodside Primary School, in Gittins Street, at around 5.50am.

An operations officer was also in attendance, and an SFRS spokesman confirmed action was taken to put the fire out.

They said: “Crews used two breathing apparatus, a dry powder extinguisher, positive pressure ventilation, small gear and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire.


“Crews carried out a thorough inspection of the school.”

A stop message confirming no further support was needed was sent to SFRS control around one hour and 10 minutes later.

Shropshire Council has confirmed the school is now closed for the day. 

A spokesman said: "Woodside Primary School in Oswestry will be closed today, because of an incident overnight.

"Parents and carers should have received text messages to let them know.

"Woodside School also provides hot meals to Selattyn and Trefonen Primary Schools nearby.

"These schools will be open, but pupils will need to bring packed lunches with them today."