THE majority of Alva PS pupils will be taught at Alva Academy tomorrow (Friday) after a small fire at the primary school today.

Clacks Council has taken the steps due to the smell of smoke in the building. However, officials have advised parents to bring their children to the primary school as normal.

Furthermore, arrangements have been made for those pupils requiring breakfast club and school meals.

Emergency services were called to Alva Primary School this afternoon (Thursday, September 5) after a fire broke out in the building.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed that a “small fire” was been extinguished.

A spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.30pm on Thursday, September 5 to reports of a fire at a school in Alva, Clackmannanshire.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire engines to the town’s Alva Primary School, where firefighters were met by a small fire within a ground floor classroom.

“Firefighters extinguished the fire and currently remain on the scene.

“The school was fully evacuated and there are no casualties.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire.

Clackmannanshire Council later thanked the emergency services for their support.

A spokesperson added: “There was a small fire at Alva Primary School today. All children and adults were safely evacuated.

“Due to the smell of smoke, the majority of primary school children will be taught in Alva Academy tomorrow (6th September). 

“Children will start their day in the primary school and be registered there and will be taken by their class teacher to the nearby Academy.

“At the end of the school day they will be brought back to the primary school and sent home from there.

“Arrangements have been made to provide for those pupils requiring breakfast club and school meals.

“Our cleaning staff will be doing all they can to ensure the primary school children can return to their building on Monday.  Communication will be issued to parents to keep them updated on the situation.”